Lust vs. Alcohol
 
 
  Breaking Free Chizuk #1261  
 
 
In Today's Issue
   
Image of the Day: G-d is Good
Announcements: Unwanted Same Sex Attraction - Real or Imagined?
Chizuk: I Am not an Animal
Q & A: Lust Addiction vs. Alcohol Addiction
Links: Step Six
 
 
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G-d is Good
 
G-d is Good
Announcements
 
Unwanted Same Sex Attraction - Real or Imagined?
 

Special Announcement for Duvid Chaim's phone conference.

Jonathan, Certified Life Coach will be joining us on

Duvid Chaim's 12-Step phone conference

12 PM EST - Thursday June 11th.

The theme of the call:

Unwanted Same Sex Attraction - Real or Imagined?

What can be done?

Our GYE In-House Expert with more that 7 years of helping men overcome same-sex attractions (along with a multiple addictions) will share important insights into this often shunned and shameful attraction.

Addressing and answering questions about Homosexuality as:

How does SSA develop?

Isnt it normal for me to admire and be attracted to another man?

How does this attraction fit into my Sexaholism?

Is there overlap?

And what are the Tools that are used in the Healing Process?

Whether you personally experience SSA or not, please join us on this important Call to learn more about this serious issue!

Chizuk
 
I Am not an Animal
 
By Anonymous

Thanks for the constant chizuk. B"H I am on day 16 today!

Hi, just wanted to share and amazing quote from the Chazon Ish z"l:

"מעלתו ויחודיו של האדם אינו בכך שיכול לעשות מה שרוצה אלא בכך שיכול לעשות מה שאינו רוצה"
Translation: "The greatness and uniqueness of man is not that he can do that which he wants, but rather that he can do that which he does not want "

Meaning: what separates us from animals is our ability to act against our desires!!

When the yetzer hora tries to lure us into the trap of our physical desires, we should just say to him: I am not an animal, I am a human being! I CAN resist the temptation! I don't have to give in to you and I won't!

Q & A
 
Lust Addiction vs. Alcohol Addiction
 
Lust addiction is not like alcohol addiction, lust is normal!
 
By Elya

To lust is something very normal, we just over do it. So why are we carbon copying AA and saying "don't lust"? In the SA book, it even mentions complete abstinence. Why? We aren't allergic to lust in a physical way. We just have to learn not to let lust control us. So why all this talk of "the first drink"? To me, this sounds like telling an overeater to stop eating. If our issue really starts after the first drink, then the twelve steps won't help us at all.

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Links
 

Rabbi Yisrael Pinson is the Director of the Daniel B. Sobel Friendship House in West Bloomfield, MI. Since joining the Friendship House he has helped create a local Jewish Recovery Community where recovering addicts are helped through support, guidance, friendship and community.

This audio shiur weaves together the 12-step literature with ageless Torah wisdom.

Click below to hear this energetic presentation. The link will take you to chabad.org

Step Six
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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