Freedom in Recovery
is a fellowship of Christians who share our experiences, strength, and
hope with each other so that we may overcome our common problems and grow
We recover by being honest
with ourselves and others. We seek always to make this meeting a safe
place, an affirming place, and a responsible place.
certain that this is a safe place, we keep everything said during this
meeting confidential, and we keep it in this room.
certain that this is an affirming place, we do not give advice. We desire
to affirm that God can lead you to make healthy and Christ-honoring
decisions. Please attempt to use “I” messages instead of “you” messages.
We share our experience, strength, and hope.
certain that this is a responsible place, we share only our own issues. We
do not "take other people's inventories." We neither fix nor blame others.
We seek to practice and model responsibility by allowing each other to be
responsible for our own lives, decisions, and actions.
attended our first meeting, many of us were having a variety of feelings.
We were relieved to find a place where people might understand our pain
and despair. We were angry that we had to get help and could not manage
alone this part of our lives. We felt lonely and were ashamed of the way
our lives had become. We had secrets that we were reluctant to share.
Our group is
not a therapy group or a study group. It is a Christ-centered support
group. We do not give advice. We share our experience, strength, and hope
with each other.
Here we learn a new way of
living. We learn, at our own pace, to experience in a healthy way intimacy
and sharing with others. We learn to trust, to ask for our needs to be
met, to say no when no is appropriate, to express our feelings, and to
hang around when all we want to do is run. Here no one shames us for what
we have done or still are doing. Here we have a safe harbor within which
to heal, and for that we are grateful. The only requirement for membership
in our group is a desire to change our unhealthy behaviors.
We are happy you are here.
We encourage you to take one day at a time and keep coming back... it
works when you work it.