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Testimonials: I pray this success keeps up
Chizuk: This is how porn addiction feels.
12 Step Attitude: Yiddishkeit and 12 Steps
Announcements: Looking for: Members of SA
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I pray this success keeps up
By GYE Member

I am, B'H, now 28 days on the TaPHSiC program. I cannot begin to tell you how good I feel, B'H. No more ups and downs, no more depression. My business grew a lot. I'm guilt free. I became so much closer to my wife and kids.

Would not have been able to do it without your wonderful organization. I pray and hope so desperately that this keeps up.

No Words.

Sheva Yipol Tzadik

This is how porn addiction feels.
By GYE Member

Pushed down a hallway that I was never supposed to be in, pushed further away from life, happiness, fulfillment, reality, toward a place of dark twisted things, rotting dreams and fake smiles, tortured screams and wild inhuman laughter, echoing faintly.

There are rooms in this hallway, some I've been in, some not, but this is no hotel, once you enter, you stay, not because you're not allowed out, no, the front doors are open, of course, you can sometimes catch a glimpse of the outside street, maybe even see people walking past, real people, I think, I can't always tell, maybe today will be the day I walk outside.

But then the push comes again, stronger than ever, the curiosity of what's around the corner, the world can wait, there are rooms I never tried yet.

I can leave at any time. But I never do. There have been times, I've stood by the front door, unable to walk out, hidden in a shadow, wrapped in the silence of my shame, staring out at the world, the scary, real world. One day I'll go out, I promise myself.

In the hallway, hearing the shrieks of pain, the sobbing, the repetitive mumbling of those once sane. But the insides of the rooms look so beautiful.

I will leave, I promise myself. There's the world out there, a real world, where people are people, not things. A world in which there's love, two people respecting each other, giving to each other, where smiles can be found on faces without glazed eyes. A world where life has meaning, purpose, hope, growth.

This hallway threatens to choke me in its shadowy depths. Does this tunnel have a light at the end? Time will tell.

12 Step Attitude
Yiddishkeit and 12 Steps
By GYE Member

In response to the "Recovering person's questions" in this article by Rabbi Twerski, an SA member who calls himself 'behwillsucceed" wrote:

As a sexoholic trying to work the program with an SA sponsor to the best of my understanding, I would like to answer a few points the recovering person asked.

Read article
Looking for: Members of SA

If you are in SA and are willing to be a contact for other frum people in your city who may need SA (to speak with them and introduce them to the groups), please send your contact info to gye.help@gmail.com (first name, cell number, anonymous email address).

Thank you!

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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