End the Year with a Bang!
 
 
  Breaking Free Chizuk #1591  
 
 
In Today's Issue
   
Links: A Message about Live SA Groups
Announcements: Get in your last tax deductions for 2016
Links: Making Amends
Daily Dose of Dov: Small Pearls From Dov
Announcements: My Filter Blocks GYE
 
 
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If you feel you are an addict and are considering live SA meetings, Moishi from NY has an important message for you (8 min).
Listen to his story/message here in English. For his story/message in Yiddish (his mother tongue) click here

 

A Message about Live SA Groups

GYE Disclaimer: Moshi's message is only for real addicts. If you are not a real addict, there may be many other tools that can help you besides the 12-Step program.

Announcements
 
Get in your last tax deductions for 2016
 

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Making Amends
Daily Dose of Dov
 
Small Pearls From Dov
 
By Dov

Hashem Healed the Yidden Before Kabalas Hatorah

I just want to bring something that Dov once mentioned. Chazal tell us that before Matan Torah, the Yidden were all miraculously healed by Hashem. Says Dov, this teaches us that before we can be Zoche to true Matan Torah, we need to be healed first! To quote Dov in response to "why the Torah learning of an addict doesn't seem to save him":

  • The answer is surely in the Torah, but I can't see it nor use it as long as lust is in ME".
  • Our problem is not in our "Torah" per-se, but rather in how we approach our "Torah".
  • So consider quitting banging your head against the Torah and look into yourself for the answer, first.

 

Na'aseh Ve'Nishma

Let's declare a moratorium on "thinking" now, and just Do.

Do for Hashem, simply and humbly! Yippee.

 

Hashem Loves Us

Hashem loves each one of us so much more than we can ever love Him, so much so, that we practically hate Him compared to how much He loves us. Oy vei.

 

Hated it & Loved It

I started recovery with a clear feeling that I cannot afford to cross certain boundaries again - that I had to grow up. It was painful and I hated it but loved it, and can't explain better. It felt different, and that was what told me I might be on the right track. "Any track but the old one" was my motto, and still is.

 

I'll Daven For You

Dov tells someone on the forum:

Having no z'chus of any kind, still full of myself, and totally useless/powerless over lust, I will daven for you. Every bit of teshuvah and simcha in avodas Hashem that I have ever come in contact with, whether I came to it "b'ratzon" or "b'oness", "b'shogeg" or "b'meizid", was and is, all a free gift from Hashem. So I am sure He's got enough in store to help you out with, too.

 

Dov's Teffilah Against "Keri"

Before I go to sleep, I make sure to smile, take a deep breath, and say to my Best Friend something like this:

"Elo-h-ai, You helped me before through so many nights that I didn't deserve to get through. Please do it again tonight and help me wake up with at least a little bit of joy and honestly serve You at least a little bit - no matter what happens tonight. I love You so much! Thank You, Hashem".

Then I go to sleep.

It's nice, actually. Try it!

Announcements
 
 
My Filter Blocks GYE
 
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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