Providing a "Safe Place" for Discussion and Sharing by Christians Who Suffer from Codependency and the Effects of Having Spouses, Family or Friends Who are Engaging in Addictive Agents.
MISSION: A “safe place” recovery group meeting for discussion and sharing by Christians who suffer from codependency and the effects of having spouses, family or friends who are engaging in addictive agents.
GUIDELINES: By utilizing the 12 Steps of Recovery, Bible scriptures, prayer and developing an intimate relationship with God, we can surrender to His will, let go of secrets and shame, and allow God to heal us.
FOCUS: Always on ourselves and not the other person, alcoholic or addict. Always owning up to our part in relationships, and practicing anonymity.
LOCATION: The house in back of Next Level Church - 5015 Darlington Rd., Holiday, Fl. 34690
DATE & TIME: 7:00pm Every Monday
Call 844-843-8624 to inquire
This is a recovery fellowship group of Christians who have suffered the effects of living with or loving a person who is or was addicted to alcohol or other addictive agents. We may have experienced how overwhelming it can be to try to fix the other person, to fix ourselves, or stop the pain. Many of us have become sick ourselves trying to control the people that hurt us. Our freedom, recovery, and all the good things that God has in store for our life depends on our letting go of that person and focusing on ourselves. We cannot control another person. We cannot fix them or change them. We can however, have courage to change ourselves with the help of our very loving God who wants us well. We can own up to our part in relationships.
Meetings will be based on the 12 Steps of Recovery and Bible Scriptures.
In order to have a safe place to share, and an atmosphere of trust . . . we practice anonymity. No names or stories are shared outside these meetings. We are not professional counselors, nor do we tell other people what to do. We are here to share our stories, struggles, feelings, strengths, weaknesses, and experiences. We are here to let go of secrets and shame so we can begin to heal. We are also here to celebrate the good things that God is doing in our life . . . giving us all hope!
If someone is suffering physical abuse, please get professional help. If someone here needs professional counseling, please seek that help. Although there will be someone to host each meeting, no one is a boss or ruler. We do need guidelines but there is only one Ruler, One Authority, One Higher Power, and that is our very loving God.
For the benefit of all here, the time allotted for each person to share must be limited to no more than five minutes. Everyone’s story is important. God can use our stories for His glory. He gives beauty for ashes. He may use anyone here sharing an experience or revelation to strike us to our very core and help us heal.
Each meeting will begin and end with prayer.
Note: Newcomers or those in extreme stress may need to get further information regarding other helpful recovery meetings.