Aseres HaDibrois or 12 Steps?
 
 
  Breaking Free Chizuk #1698  
 
 
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Editor’s Note
12 Step Attitude: The 12 Steps or the 10 Commandments - which will keep you sober?
Prevention: Pornography and Children
 
 
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Editor’s Note

Recording of Dov's Thursday Call:

"The bigger obstacle than Tayvah is 

the solution that we avoid"

Listen to the Recording here

 Download an MP3 of this recording as well as previous calls here

12 Step Attitude
 
The 12 Steps or the 10 Commandments - which will keep you sober?
 
By Duvid Chaim

"Join us on Monday, July 10th and all week for our Launch into the Twelve Steps - Chapter 5 - How it Works"

“90% of the people who attend the Twelve Steps Meetings don't really understand the Twelve Steps!”

Are you part of the 10% or the 90%?!

It's not an exaggeration! I've attended many 12 Step Meetings and I am surprised how few of the attendees really know the accurate or deeper meaning of the Twelve Steps.

Do you know:

  • How Bill Wilson really wanted to write Step One?

  • What is the Cause & Effect of Addictive Behavior?

  • What really is the meaning of Unmanageability?

  • What is "Sanity"?

  • What are our "Will and our Lives"?

  • What's the difference between "Wrongs", "Defects of Character" and "Shortcomings"

  • What's G-d's Part in Recovery? What is our part?

  • What "muscles" do we need to exercise to Recover?

  • Once we're sober, how do we stay sober?

  • I'm a Frum Jew! What the heck can Bill Wilson teach me about Prayer?

  • Do I really need a Sponsor? Do I really need a Sponsee?

  • What really is the GOAL of the 12 Step Program?

Join us on the Monday Noon Call - beginning July 10 - and all week to get answers to all these questions!

THE CALL IN NUMBER IS:(641) 715-3836

The Participants use accessnumber 637207#

Prevention
 
Pornography and Children
 
See https://protectyoungminds.org/2015/10/29/pediatricians-speak-out-on-impact-of-porn/ for the full article
 
By GYE

Read the complete statement by American College of Pediatricians here:

The Impact of Pornography on Children

How Does Pornography Negatively Affect Children?

These are a few of the effects referenced and cited in the paper:

  • Pornography exposure at these young ages often results in symptoms of anxiety and depression.
  • Children also report feelings of disgust, shock, embarrassment, anger, fear, and sadness after viewing pornography.
  • Children under twelve years old who have viewed pornography are statistically more likely to sexually assault their peers.
  • Children exposed to pornographic material are at risk for a broad range of maladaptive behaviors and psychopathology.
  • For young people, viewing sexually explicit websites increased the likelihood of having more than one sexual partner in the last three months and for using alcohol and drugs during sexual activity.

To sum it all up, kids suffer negative effects from exposure to and use of pornography in the following ways:

  1. Kids are mentally disturbed by the violent porn they view and may become addicted to it.
  2. Many children end up imitating the sexual violence they see with their peers.
  3. Pornography teaches false ideas about human sexuality which impacts a child’s future ability to enjoy stable, authentic and intimate relationships.
  4. Pornography use destabilizes and destroys marriages. The negative effect of divorce on children is well-documented.
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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