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My objective is to assist you in the transformation from who you were to who you can be. This transformation involves new ways of thinking, new ways of understanding one's place in life, and a new perspective on how to deal with the changes ahead. We help each other "stay on course" by keeping our hearts and minds focused on God. We hope to motivate you to live a successful life. We provide a safe place for you to bring questions and doubts, to explore wonders and worries, to imagine the potential of your future, and to learn to recognize the stirrings of Godís Spirit within our lives.  You weren't born with alcoholism or drug addiction.  We look at different ways to discover what area in your life needs to be focused on in order to really recover from your addictions.  The recovery group is a great place to learn what it is that drives your addiction.  Below are a few topics that we study in our recovery group.  At the bottom of the page are workbooks that you can download to assist you in working through different processes in the road to recovery.

   
Recovery from Depression  
 Lesson 1  Experiencing Hopelessness  Matthew 27: 41-56
 Lesson 2  Waiting for Hope  Lamentations 3:17-24
 Lesson 3  Making Room for Hope  Psalm 77
 Lesson 4  Receiving Gifts of Hope  I Kings 19:3-9
 Lesson 5  Growing toward Hope  Romans 5:1-8
 Lesson 6  Focusing On the Source of Hope  Psalm 146
     
Recovery from Abuse  
 Lesson 1  A Prayer of Doubt  Psalm 13
 Lesson 2  A Prayer of Helplessness  Psalm 10:1-2, 5-11, 14-18
 Lesson 3  A Prayer of Anguish  Psalm 25:16-21
 Lesson 4  An Inarticulate Prayer  Romans 8:22-27
 Lesson 5  A Prayer to God Who Shares Our Anger  Psalm 18:2-16;19
 Lesson 6  A Prayer to the Father of Compassion  2 Corinthians 1:3-4
      
Recovery from Bitterness  
 Lesson 1  Facing the Hurt  Genesis 42:1-10, 21-24
 Lesson 2  Feeling Anger  Psalm 109
 Lesson 3  Grieving  Psalm 6
 Lesson 4  Letting Go            Romans 12:17-21
 Lesson 5  Accepting Growth  2 Peter 1:2-8
 Lesson 6  Finding Purpose  Mat 26:36-46, Luke 23:33-34
      
Recovery from Broken Relationships  
 Lesson 1  Grieving the Hurts  Psalm 55:1-8; 12-17
 Lesson 2  Seeking Forgiveness  Psalm 130
 Lesson 3  Accepting Godís Grace  John 4: 6-19
 Lesson 4  Experiencing Godís Faithfulness  Isaiah 49:13-16
 Lesson 5  Growing in the Capacity to Love  I Corinthians 13: 1-7
 Lesson 6  Nurturing New Relationships  Colossians 3:12-17
      
Recovery from Codependency  
 Lesson 1  Letting Go of Over-Responsibility  Exodus 18:13-24
 Lesson 2  Letting God Give Us Rest  Matthew 11:28-30
 Lesson 3  Letting Go of Denial  Psalm 102:1-11, 17-20
 Lesson 4  Letting God Help Us Tell the Truth Matthew 18:15-17
 Lesson 5  Letting Go of Blame  Genesis 3:1-13
 Lesson 6  Letting God Take Care of Those We Love  Mark 10:17-23
      
Recovery from Family Dysfunctions  
 Lesson 1  Learning to Talk  Ephesians 4:25-26, 29-32
 Lesson 2  Learning to Talk to God  Jeremiah 33:3; Psalm 116:1-5
 Lesson 3  Learning to Express Feelings  1 Corinthians 12:14-26
 Lesson 4  Learning to Express Feelings to God  Psalm 55:4-8; 34:18
 Lesson 5  Learning to Trust  II Corinthians 6:11-12, 7:2-9
 Lesson 6  Learning to Trust God  Luke 12:22-31
      
Recovery from Fear  
 Lesson 1  Abramís Fear and Godís Faithfulness   Genesis 12
 Lesson 2  Gideonís Fear and Godís Encouragement  Judges 6
 Lesson 3  Peterís Fear and Godís Empower    Acts 4
 Lesson 4  Estherís Fear and Godís People    Esther 4
 Lesson 5  Mosesí Fear and Godís Provision    Exodus 3
 Lesson 6  Davidís Fear and Godís Protection    Psalm 57
      
Recovery : A Lifelong Journey  
 Lesson 1  Practicing Self Awareness  Psalm 139:23-24
 Lesson 2  Continuing Confession  Hosea 14: 1-2, 4
 Lesson 3  Seeking God  Psalm 119: 25-37
 Lesson 4  Asking for Guidance  Psalm 143: 7-11
 Lesson 5  Carrying the Message to Others  II Corinthians 5:17-20
 Lesson 6  Practicing the Principles  Galatians 5:13-23
      
Recovery from Shame  
 Lesson 1  The Experience of Shame  Psalm 31:1-16
 Lesson 2  Shame as Public Exposure  Luke 19:1-9
 Lesson 3  Shame as Being Devalued  Luke 7:36-50
 Lesson 4  Shame as Rejection  Acts 11:1-18
 Lesson 5  Internalized Shame  Luke 15:11-24
 Lesson 6  God's Love For Those in Shame  Romans 8:31-39
      
Recovery from Spiritual Abuse  
 Lesson 1  Resisting Pretense  Matthew 23:25-28,James 5:16
 Lesson 2  Resisting Self-righteousness  Luke 18:10-14
 Lesson 3  Resisting the Quick Fix  Psalm 77:1-12
 Lesson 4  Resisting Performance  Micah 6:6-8, Ephesians 2:4-5, 8-9
 Lesson 5  Resisting Judgementalism  Matthew 7:1-5, Galatians 6:1-2
 Lesson 6  Resisting Legalism  Luke 6:6-11
     

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    It will take a firm commitment. The benefits are well worth whatever it takes. Once you began stay with the
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    BE HAZARDOUS TO YOUR OLD WAY OF LIFE.  USE THIS WORKBOOK, OR ANY OF ITS CONTENTS, AT YOUR OWN RISK
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    to be sensible on this question. Itís so easy to get way off the track. Here we find human opinions running to
    extremes-absurd extreme, perhaps. We all have emotional problems. Weíd hardly be human if we didnít.
    What can we do about them?ď
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    it can be suggested that you first have a look at those personal flaws which are acutely troublesome and fairly
    obvious. Using your best judgment of what has been right and what has been wrong, you might make a rough survey
    of your conduct with respect to your primary instincts for sex, security, and society.