If lust offered real happiness, would Hashem ask of His children to give up something really wonderful and precious?
But it’s not that the Satan offers us something good and Hashem just offers us something better. The Satan was simply given the power to fool us. He is jus...
A member wrote to us today:
Today is hod shebeyesod in the sefira count. I won't pretend I understand what that really means. But it resonated for me, on my simple level.
Yesod refers to building the foundation of our lives: kedushas habris. And Hod is hodaah, expressing ...
I'm a sincere guy who really just wants to do Hashem's well. Like most men, I have a daily battle with my yetzer hora. Mostly it's about fantasies, and letting my mind wander into the wrong places. Sometimes, it creeps into my behavior, like when I've just viewed a perfec...
I was feeling really down recently. I mean REALLY down. The type of down that the y''h jumps on you and tries to get you as depressed as possible so you can just give up and do aveiros.
You all give me tremendous chizuk, so I wanted to give chizuk back to everyone who’s part of the GYE family! I used to think I was alone in this struggle and I was such a rosho and I would suffer for the rest of my life for all the terrible disgusting aveiros I've done.
I could never go more than 1 day clean, and every time I fell, it gave me more and more despair and sadness.
The things we absorb in childhood unfortunately continue with us, unless we make efforts to change them. One thing that is universal among children, is that they compare themselves to other children, and are always jealous of what others have that they don’t. You're always looking at what somebody else has that you want. First, it’s a doll, then it’s a dress, then it’s a husband, then it’s a baby carriage, then it’s a vacation.
I happened to read in the Kaf Hachaim (5) that Vasikin is mechaper for Zera L'vatala! What hashgacha pratis! Hashem obviously wanted me to daven vasikin to send me a sign that my Teshuva is accepted!
Many people tell me that I am not an addict.
After all, has my addictive behaviors caused terrible harm and consequences? Have I lost my whole family? Have I contracted AIDS? Have I given someone else a sexually transmitted disease?
Ready for a philosophical discussion? Listen: every part of me makes up the real me. The only question is what I attribute importance to, but they’re all part of me. If even one part were different, I would be different. Okay? Okay.
The struggles we face are a huge part o...
Incredible vort on Megilas Rus.
The Alshich Hakadosh brings that Machlon was zoche that through the "yibum" of Boaz, Machlon's neshama came back in Oved - the grandfather of Dovid Hamelech. And his almanah Rus produced malchus. What zchus did he have? And why not his brot...