This recovery program addresses all types of habits, hurts and hang-ups. Other churches and some prisons implemented the program. At the Faith-Based and Community Initiative Conference in 2004, U.S. President George W. Bushpraised Celebrate Recovery as being able to “change hearts” where government cannot. The purpose is to focus on Godʼs healing power through fellowship with others and by working the 12 Steps and the 8 Beatitude Principles. Celebrate Recovery is conducted by Christians who have been through 12-step recovery.
Although Celebrate Recovery meetings are similar to those of other twelve-step programs, one difference is in their focus on Christianity. The program stresses that there is no other Higher Power except for Jesus, as opposed to groups like Alcoholics Anonymous which encourage members to choose their own concept of a Higher Power. Another difference is that a member does not have to qualify oneself as an alcoholic, addict, or gambler—there are no requirements for membership. To find a group near you:
Marriage- Madison County Coalition for Marriage
Alabama Autism and Asperger's Statewide Network
Recovery from Affair
GriefShare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. You don’t have to go through the grieving process alone. It may be hard for you to feel optimistic about the future right now. If you’ve lost a spouse, child, family member or friend, you’ve probably found there are not many people who understand the deep hurt you feel.
GriefShare groups meet weekly to help you face these challenges and move toward rebuilding your life. GriefShare session has three distinct elements: video seminar with experts, support group discussion with focus, and workbook-based personal study and reflection. To find a group near you:
Financial Peace University
Financial Peace University is a life-changing program that teaches you how to make the right decisions with your money. Many people are struggling financially creating tremendous stress in their lives. They feel poorly equipped to plan for the future, climb out of debt, and get control of spending. Over 35% or more of marriages are ending in divorce and money stress is a contributing factor. Changing the way one views personal finance can drastically impact mood and health once you have have the tools and right thinking about money.
The program is a biblically based accountability curriculum that teaches individuals and couples over the course of 13 weeks. Topics include elimination of debt, budgeting and teaching children values about money. Mortgages, real estate, mutual funds, IRAs are all addressed. Also covered are the blessings of financial stewardship and principles of trusting and honoring God in giving back to him.
Find help and healing for the hurt of separation and divorce. DivorceCare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of lifeʼs most difficult experiences. Donʼt go through separation or divorce alone. DivorceCare seminars and support groups are led by people who understand what you are going through and want to help. Youʼll gain access to valuable DivorceCare resources to help you deal with the pain of the past and look forward to rebuilding your life. There are thousands of DivorceCare divorce recovery support groups meeting throughout the US, Canada and in other countries around the world. Thereʼs one meeting near you!