Myth #1: Celebrate Recovery is only for alcoholics and drug addicts. 

Truth: Celebrate Recovery is for anyone with hurts, habits, and hang-ups. While we welcome those who struggle with alcohol and drug addiction, the program is just as helpful for those who struggle in other areas. These areas include anger, co-dependency, food addiction, sexual addiction, and more.  Our ministry provides the opportunity for anyone to gain healing in their life through God’s grace. No struggle is too insignificant, or too large, for this grace.

Myth #2: Some struggles are meant to be kept private. 

Truth: Step 5 says, We admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs. This step requires us to fully disclose our wrongs to somebody else, so that we can receive God’s promise.  James 5:15closeJames 5:15 15 And the prayer of faith will save the one who is sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven. (ESV) closeJames 5:15closeJames 5:15 15 And the prayer of faith will save the one who is sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven. (ESV) 15 And the prayer of faith will save the one who is sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven. (ESV) says, “Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed.” There are guidelines for sharing struggles, such as finding someone you trust to keep what you share confidential. Those of us who have completed Step 5 can attest to the fact that a weight is lifted when a long-kept secret is shared. Recovery is not meant to be done alone! If you are hesitant to share your struggles, pray that the Lord would give you courage to do it.

If either of these two myths have kept you from attending Celebrate Recovery, we encourage you to put them aside and take the first step to healing! God is waiting to meet you here.

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