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  Breaking Free Chizuk #1532  
 
 
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Testimonials: The GYE Revolution
Chizuk: Eyelids
Chizuk: Self-Sufficiency vs. G-d-Sufficiency
Daily Dose of Dov: Knowledge of the Issur vs. knowledge gained through experience
 
 
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The GYE Revolution
 
By Yossileibes

What an awesome powerful site this is! I've been receiving daily emails for quite awhile now and it is quintessential for both addicts and non addicts to read these emails. There is no human in this world who cannot better his shmiras enayim. In this technologically advanced world we must counteract these sexual tests with a movement such as GYE. I have donated my masser money to this site on numerous occasions, and I feel prouder then when I give to any other cause. All people that take part in this tremendous revolutionary war should know that you are elite soldiers and you belong in Hashem's Special Forces!

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Eyelids
 
By Eye.nonymous

I love my eyelids, they're awesome. They're always there for me. In the middle of the street if I have trouble, I just pull down the shades for a second and *poof* no more problem! Thank you Hashem!

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Self-Sufficiency vs. G-d-Sufficiency
 
By Duvid Chaim

It doesn't matter if our problems include trouble with personal relationships, feelings of uselessness, depression, fear, etc. - we all need a "simple reliance upon the Spirit of the Universe."

I know that when I become "self-reliant", I am literally carving G-d out of my life. No wonder I feel so isolated!!

We're told that it all boils down to Self-Sufficiency versus G-d-Sufficiency. All you need to do is look back and ask yourself, "which has worked best in my life?"

Can we finally take that necessary steps to cross the Bridge of Reason to reach the Shore of Faith?

Daily Dose of Dov
 
Knowledge of the Issur vs. knowledge gained through experience
 
Does Teshuvah stem from knowledge of the Issur, or from knowledge gained through Experience?
 
By Dov

We brought a piece from Dov where he tells the guy how "knowing the intricacies of the issurim" is not what we need to recover. Instead, we need to ask ourselves what is OUR problem is (not what the Torah says the problem is).

After some replies on the forum, Dov again clarifies that it is not the "knowledge" of why it's wrong that can stop a real addict, nor is it blind-faith in the truth of the Torah that can stop us. What stopped him, was plain and simply the "knowledge" that he gained through his suffering.

If we could actually say that knowing this (the intricacies of the issurim) would necessarily make an iota of difference in getting someone to stop for good, I'd promptly shut up. But I do not believe it is so in many cases.

Of the following two choices, which is more like "knowledge" and which is more like "blind faith"?

1 - What the p'sukim, shulchan aruch, gemorah or zohar tell me I must not do, (based on my acceptance of Torah misinai, emunas chachomim, [and ruach hakodesh in some cases])...

or,

2 - the experiences - each of which I had: of being so wrapped up in my porn and masturbation (or my heiligeh struggle not to use/do it) that I lived a life where even my ruchnius is all about me; watching my wife cry her heart out when she sees that I have a much closer relationship with my "thing"than I have with her (sorry folks); and getting my face mashed into the shame of my servitude to these embarrassing and pathetic behaviors that I do over and over, without recovery.

I don't need any faith to suffer. I just need to not recover.

Furthermore, when the Torah tells us that teshuvah (per RMB"N) is within our reach, it doesn't say it's in a book, at all. It says all we need la'asos is what is in our mouths and in our hearts. Our own experience - if we really see it as it is - unvarnished - will lead us to Teshuva.

Do you think you may have a porn addiction?
 

Do you have a problem with obsessive and compulsive porn use? Have you seriously tried the tools on GYE and feel that you are not getting better? Maybe it’s time to consider joining a 12-Step program.

Porn Anonymous (PA)
If you’re compulsively acting-out with pornography and masturbation we suggest you explore joining Porn Anonymous (PA). If you need help deciding whether to join PA, call Michael at 347-699-2368, or email help@pornanonymous.org to schedule a time to talk. For more information visit pornanonymous.org (Hebrew: p-a.org.il / Yiddish: pa-yid.org).

Sexaholics Anonymous (SA)
If your compulsive acting-out has progressed beyond the screen (with other people, paid sexual services, etc.) we suggest you explore joining Sexaholics Anonymous (SA). To figure out if SA is for you, call Dov at 917-414-8205, or email Dov at dov@guardyoureyes.org to schedule a time to talk. For more information visit www.sa.org.

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