Growing up and Living Life
 
 
  Breaking free chizuk #1666  
 
 
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Announcements: Dov's Q&A Thursday Call
Testimonials: Unrecognizable
Announcements: Looking for: Members of SA
Links: Shabbos Me'ein Olam Haba
Text: Webinar: "Growing Up With Porn"
Member's Chizuk: Living Life
 
 
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Unrecognizable
 
By Arnold

Looking back to where I was 3 yrs ago - I can't believe what I've achieved - in terms of my thoughts and where I went late at night on the internet. I am unrecognizable now B"H. Your daily e-mails are all I get - I rarely go on the site actually, I just rely on your e-mails, and although it is a slow process, after some 3 yrs now of getting the e-mails, I can almost say I've conquered this problem - for now at least. Ok, there is always the danger of it returning, chas v'shalom, and I am trying to guard against that, but the fact I've come this far is complete testimony to what you have done for me alone - let alone the thousands of other people whom you have helped.

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Looking for: Members of SA
 
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 Click the link for a 12.5 minute inspirational talk from Yaakov

Shabbos Me'ein Olam Haba

The underlying theme of this talk that can help us in this struggle is the following: 

If we keep the "Os" (sign) of Shabbos "chasum" (stamped) in our hearts all week long, it will give us a lot of strength for the struggles we face, even when things seem difficult and dark.

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Webinar: "Growing Up With Porn"
 
Exploring the Potential Negative Effects and Neuroscience of Chronic Porn Use
 
By obormottel

A growing number of young adults who were a part of the first generation to grow up with unlimited access to internet porn are struggling with addiction and sexual dysfunctions. As a result of these porn-induced problems, they are giving up porn and speaking up. This presentation will discuss porn's negative effects on the user, the science behind the phenomena, and how the demographic and background of those struggling destroys misconceptions and changes the conversation.

Center for Healthy Sex

10700 Santa Monica Blvd., Suite 311

Los Angeles, California 90025

(310) 843-9902

www.centerforhealthysex.com

Friday, May 12, 2017

12 to 1 pm Pacific Time

A free interactive webinar with

Gabriel Deem

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Member's Chizuk
 
Living Life
 
By Cordnoy

I recommend Duvid Chaim's call to all (just started a new cycle!). That is, if you wanna learn how to live life. If you merely wanna figure out how to lock your zipper, don't bother; the call is all about living life.

On this topic, I'd like to paste an email I received from a fellow about 2 years ago who wrote:

Yesterday I went to speak to someone. I went armed with a little pocket-sized blue book, and a few papers of work that I had done. After a quick hug, we started getting down to work. 3 hours later, I walked out. A new man. It was nighttime here in eretz yisroel, but the sun was shining bright. My new life was just starting. I took a deep breath, smelled the flowers, and said "selicha" to the grey
striped cat that was blocking my path.

I was finished my own personal pesach-cleaning, now its time for me tt leave the slavery of mitzrayim and move on.

For all of you that still don't know what I'm talking about, yesterday, I went and did my 5th step. I have never felt a feeling like I did when I walked out of Duvid Chaim's apartment. I felt on top of the world, a free person. The people who I had resented for whatever reason, I now wanted to do something for them. At that moment, Hashem made a flower store appear in front of my eyes, I went in and bought something for my wife. No expectations and for nothing in return, just because I love her. For the first time in our life together, she appreciated a romantic gesture. And it was a red rose no less, something she always told me she hated (they didn't have anything else). Its now on display on our dresser.

Since I walked out of that apartment, every thought, every sight and every action has been preceded by a thought "am I doing this looking through the right pair of glasses?"

I saw the sky grey, I saw my life black and I saw my future bleak, all for one reason: I was wearing dark-sunglasses. Duvid Chaim spent 3 hours ripping those glasses off my face, and putting on a new pair of glasses. This morning, the sky was a beautiful blue, my life is amazing, and right now (here's a biggie), I don't care about my future.

Looking past at my previous posts, I can thank Hashem for sending me to do the 5th step at the exact time that I needed it. I also davened for one thing this morning, "Please keep me thinking along these lines, so that I may better serve you and be a pleasure to be around".

Today is the first day of the rest of my life.

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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