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    Hi I’m a kid who is having major emunah struggles on a daily basis these days. I think I believe in hashem but it’s really rough w all the other religions out there. I walked in on my mother crying a few days ago bec she notices the downfall. what should be my approach I really don’t wanna end up off the d


    1)speak to your LOR for guidance

    2)find a friend with to learn daily together Chovos Halevovovs (duties if the heart) which they have in english too

    3)look at the positive of every situation & see the beauty of everything Hashem-our loving father-created


    Ok thanks for advice btw are you chabad and when is mashiach rolling thru to bail us out of this miserable galus? Any advice on how to deal with parents?


    your parents will always love you no matter what the situation is. make your parents proud of your growth, rather its through a working job or an improvement in your yiddishkeit & growth etc…

    no i am not chabad

    Mashiach will come as soon as klal yisroel forms together as one loving nation & does teshuva like we did in the story of purim


    I’d recommend seeing a Rav (preferrably a kiruv focused one, like Aish/OhrSameach), internet advice (including mine) isn’t going to get you far, IMO.


    First and foremost I just want to point out the fact that you want to grow in emunah. That alone is something to recognize and be proud of. Not too many people consciously strive to grow in emunah on a daily basis, and the fact that you do makes you someone very special and someone you (and your parents) should be proud of. I think that it also means that deep down you truly do believe in Hashem and yiddishkeit.

    Anyway, I really agree with chizuk1 that you should speak with a Rav or someone else who not only knows about different areas of emunah but also knows and cares about you. Explaining such critical dimensions of Judaism shouldn’t be limited by chatroom word count limits and faceless posters.

    Good luck in your journey in learning about Hashem, emunah, (and probably a bit about yourself too), and I’m sure everyone here is rooting for you to succeed.

    Lilmod Ulelamaid

    Trying to hang on, I second all the other posts here. I think it’s great that you are trying to hang on, and actively looking for help and advice. That’s really amazing!

    It’s not easy being a teen today (or in any day) and I wish you a lot of hatzlacha with your struggles.

    I do agree with the others that this is not the best place for advice, but I realize that you are probably having a hard time finding someone to talk to, and that’s why you came here.

    There is a hotline in Lakewood for teenagers. It is called Regesh and the number is 732-367-7700. They have a website that might be worth looking at. I think that calling the hotline would be a great place to start. They could probably help you or guide you towards someone who could help.

    I am also thinking that you might like the “The Thinking Jewish Teenagers Guide to Life” by Rabbi Akiva Tatz. I read it a really long time ago, so I don’t remember that much about it, but I remember that I liked it. As far as I recall, I think it gives good basic clear reasons for being Frum.


    Most people aren’t super excited about yiddeshkeit all the time but think of the alternative….. Yiddeshkeit is the best thing out there.

    Lilmod Ulelamaid

    I am! And most people I know are! Those who aren’t just haven’t had the right education (yeah, I used to be one of them too, until I educated myself.)

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