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15+ years of battle - The Final Battle that will lead to victory
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Re: 15+ years of battle - The Final Battle that will lead to victory 11 Aug 2009 16:18 #11617

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MAZAL TOV HOLY YACKOV. YACKOV WAS THE HOLIEST OF ALL OUR FORFATHERS AND I WISH YOU TO REACH VERY HOLY HIEGHTS
זכרני נא, זכרני נא, וחזקני נא אך הפעם הזה, הפעם הזה, האלקים, ואנקמה נקם אחת משתי עיני, מפלשתים
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Re: 15+ years of battle - The Final Battle that will lead to victory 08 Nov 2009 09:46 #27255

shalom ykv
i loved reading your amazing story, wonderful. may hashem be with you in the struggle and that u b victorious.
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Re: 15+ years of battle - The Final Battle that will lead to victory 27 Dec 2009 11:20 #38335

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YOU ARE SOMEBODY SPECIAL!!!
:D :D :D
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Re: 15+ years of battle - The Final Battle that will lead to victory 26 Jan 2010 23:06 #48709

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With immense gratitude to Hashem, I would like to announce that today on the hebrew calendar(11 shevat) marks:

ONE YEAR OF SOBRIETY

AS many of you already know, my first day began at Rav Noach Weinber's Levaya, which is why I am using the hebrew date as my "sobriety birthday".  B"H, I have learned and grown a lot in the past year and I am happy to have this addiction behind me.  The funny thing is that I remember last year thinking how excited I will be on after hitting one year. But the truth is that sobriety is so normal that it is a bit hard to relate to the fact that I was once an addict.  B"H, I continue to work on myself in all areas of avodas Hashem but specifically midas yesod I put lots of emphasis on.  I continue to grow in shemiras eynaiym, which is also so second nature at this point. But I still work on it and address it.  I read the sefer "V'haer eyneynu", which is an excellent sefer  OK, the hour is late for me. 

I wish all my chaveirim here on GYE lots of hatzlacha and siyata d'shmaya. May HKBH open your eyes to your paths of recovery and may you have the strength and courage to travel on the journey that he set forth for you. Feel free to contact me by email if you think I could be of any assistance to you.

I will end by including a post I wrote on Aish.com, which Guard included in yesterday's email:

"My first exposure to porn came at age 10. My addictive behavior picked up speed at age 12. When I was 16, I had a spiritual awakening and made a conscious decision to stop. However, despite all my efforts, my addiction grew and grew as it threatened my job, my family and ate away my spirituality. At the beginning of Feb '09, I was introduced to the guardyoureyes.org website. But I still could not get courage to pick myself up and beat my addiction. However, a few days later, Rav Noach Weinberg zt"l (Rosh Yeshiva of Aish) passed away. I attended his funeral and something magical happened that day, as I listened to all the eulogies. All of a sudden I felt a sense of strength. I felt a sense of meaning. I felt a sense of believing in myself that I could do what G-d wants me to do. For the first time in a long time, I felt that I could rid myself of this addiction if I only wanted to and asked Hashem for help. That day marks my first day of sobriety. From that day forward, I remained clean of this destructive behavior as I learned to rebuild my life using the tools on the guardyoureyes.org website."
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Re: 15+ years of battle - The Final Battle that will lead to victory 27 Jan 2010 06:51 #48759

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Mazal tov, and may you continue to grow, and be a beacon for Am Yisrael.
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Re: 15+ years of battle - The Final Battle that will lead to victory 27 Jan 2010 12:06 #48781

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Mazal Tov REBBE!
Hashem is addicted to you! Feel His hugs!"Sheva yipol tzaddik VKUM"
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Re: 15+ years of battle - The Final Battle that will lead to victory 27 Jan 2010 15:56 #48848

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THIS IS A DAY OF GREAT SIMCHA

FIRST AND FOREMOST REB YAAKOVS SIMCHA

YES HE BEAT THE MENUVAL BACK FOR A YEAR

THAT IS SUCH A HUGE SIMCHA

AND TESTAMENT TO EFFECTIVENESS OF THIS FORUM


ON A PERSONAL NOTE

SOME  10 MONTHS AGO

WHEN I JOINED THE FORUM

THE PERSON WHO ILOOKED UP TO

WAS REB YAAKOV

AND I SAW HIM ON THE WALL OF HONOR

IT WAS "40" DAYS CLEAN

WOW I THOUGHT

HOW CAN SOME ONE GO FORTY DAYS

B"H I WAS ABLE TO COPY HIM

THERE ARE MANY LESSONS WE ALL CAN LEARN FROM REB YAAKOV

NO.1 PERSERVERANCE

AS SOME PEOPLE MAY KNOW REB YAAKOVS SUCCESS WAS AFTER MANY FALLBACKS

YES HE WAS EVEN PART OF A 12 STEP GROUP WHICH DID NOT BRING HIM TO WHERE HE IS TODAY

YAAKOV STRUGGLED IN THIS STRUGGLE AND NEVER GAVE UP!!

NO.2 YIRAS SHAMAYIM

IF WE READ YAAKOVS POSTS WE SEE HE IS AN YUNGERMAN THAT LIVES EATS AND SLEEPS WITH HKB"H ON HIS MIND

NO.3 TORAH

YAAKOV SYMOLIZES THE ATTRIBUTE OF A BEN TORAH

NO.4 PERONALITY

YAAKOV IN HIS QUEST FOR CLEAN NEVER EVER GAVE UP HIS PERSONILITY

NO.5 SIMCHA

WE ALL FEEL HIS HAPPINESS AND WARMTH


UHH DOES HE DRINK WOODFORD?? I DONT KNOW


LVHAIM MAZEL TOV!!!

WWOW!!!!!!

b
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Re: 15+ years of battle - The Final Battle that will lead to victory 27 Jan 2010 19:26 #48927

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where are the mazel tovs??!!

cmon this is gue!!!

we are family

i drank alchaim

i posred amazael tov

i emailed yaakov!!

where is the oilam!!??

cmaon!!

a year!!!!!!!!

why-ee-aye-are!!!!!!!!!!!!

the guy deserves a bit more than

a stale

keep on truckin from bards

cman

where are the cheer leaders??

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Re: 15+ years of battle - The Final Battle that will lead to victory 27 Jan 2010 22:45 #48964

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NUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU??

V

ZENEN

DE

MAZAL TOVS??
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Re: 15+ years of battle - The Final Battle that will lead to victory 27 Jan 2010 23:16 #48974

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Gevalt, rebbe, OK, maybe some folks didn't read it yet, go make another l'chayim and chill!

ehem...I feel better now.....


MAZEL TOV REB YAAKOV!!!!!

You are with Hashem's help, a true home-grown GYE-nick. May He keep spreading His wealth through you!
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Re: 15+ years of battle - The Final Battle that will lead to victory 27 Jan 2010 23:23 #48977

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OH, I did miss this. Mazal Tov. Looking forward to celebrate many more  anniversaries together.
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Re: 15+ years of battle - The Final Battle that will lead to victory 28 Jan 2010 00:56 #48990

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Wow!!

Mazal tov! That is truly incredible, and something to be proud of! And the fact that it feels "normal," is even better!
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Re: 15+ years of battle - The Final Battle that will lead to victory 28 Jan 2010 11:16 #49059

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Thank you to everyone (Momo, 7up,bardichev, dov,me3, SB) who wished me a mazel tov. 
Bardichev, I especially want to thank you for being such a supportive friend throughout.  I greatly value the relationship I built with you. I mentioned to you many times that it these relationship which help protect us in the long run. 
May we all be zoche to continue growing one day at a time at our appropriate paces. 
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