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Growing With The Chevra
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A platform of recovery for Jews who find themselves struggling with addictions to pornography, masturbation or other sexual problems. Post anonymously about your struggles without fear of anyone finding out who you are. Ask questions, post answers and be inspired! Get tips and guidance from the experts who moderate this forum, as well as from fellow strugglers.

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Re: Growing With The Chevra 10 Jan 2021 01:02 #360938

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yiraishamaim wrote on 30 Sep 2018 09:32:
It's been a while since I have posted here. Just wanted to share what has been beneficial in my journey. I have come to realize that among the many attitudes that assist me in keeping sober, there is a particular defensive action that is crucial. That is, is being extremely careful on the computer in a proactive way. I used to use a search engine that has various topics with pics that would appear on it as soon as I opened the computer. In the past, some seemingly "neutral topic" would invariably catch my attention and one "innocent curiosity" would lead to another, then another and then an eventual tank. 
Instead, I go on google with no boxes of interesting ideas or personalities vying for my attention. Then I focus on my immediate need to be on the computer and when I do what is necessary, I simply get off.
I have curtailed my interest in the news and my favorite sport team. In order to appease my appetite for these things I allow myself to listen daily to the news for a few minutes on the radio, and agree to watch my favorite sports team if and when they get to the playoffs.
I learn more and try to think of Torah or my job when I have free moments.
While walking the streets- I find not gazing at women still challenging although some improvement has been made.
A "Git Kvittel to All"

Amazing!
How u been recently?

Re: Growing With The Chevra 17 Oct 2021 21:40 #373367

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Great question.

Took me a little long to reply, don't you think?
Me and my big mouth. 
I fell just after my post. However, I've made solid strides since then.

I pray it lasts. 

Yeah I know -  ODAAT

Re: Growing With The Chevra 18 Oct 2021 17:57 #373397

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yiraishamaim wrote on 17 Oct 2021 21:40:
Great question.

Took me a little long to reply, don't you think?
Me and my big mouth. 
I fell just after my post. However, I've made solid strides since then.

I pray it lasts. 

Yeah I know -  ODAAT

we should try to learn from yiraishamaim how to be a true yirai shamaim 
keep it up!
"If I am not for myself, who will be for me? But if I am only for myself, who am I? If not now, when?"
feel free to reach out @  ahavayirah@gmail.com

Re: Growing With The Chevra 19 Oct 2021 02:09 #373411

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DavidT wrote on 18 Oct 2021 17:57:

yiraishamaim wrote on 17 Oct 2021 21:40:
Great question.

Took me a little long to reply, don't you think?
Me and my big mouth. 
I fell just after my post. However, I've made solid strides since then.

I pray it lasts. 

Yeah I know -  ODAAT

we should try to learn from yiraishamaim how to be a true yirai shamaim 
keep it up!

Thanks. You are more than generous. 

Hatzlocho!
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