Frequently asked questions:\
Q.: What is Celebrate Recovery?
A.: The following is a list of things we ARE:
- a safe place
- a refuge
- a place of belonging
- a place to care for others and be cared for
- where respect is given to each member
- where confidentiality is non negotiable
- a place to learn
- a place to grow and become strong again
- where you can take off your mask
- a place for healthy challenges and healthy risks
- a possible turning point in your life
The following things are things we are NOT:
- a place for selfish control
- a place for secrets
- a place to look for dating relationships
- a place to rescue or be rescued by others
- a place for perfection
- a long-term commitment
- a place to judge others
- a quick fix
Q.: How long will I need to attend Celebrate Recovery to find healing?
A.: Healing from our hurts, hang-ups, and habits is a journey. If we surrender our lives to Christ, He saves us (Principle 3). The 12-Steps and Eight Principles help us work through the issues we face. For some, the journey last a year. For others, the journey can last a lifetime. The length of time depends on the depth of your hurts, hang-ups and habits. Remember, that your hurts, hang-ups and habits occurred over a long period of time. They will not go away overnight!
Q.: Is it okay for me to be in the same small group as a family member?
A.: No, we feel that it is easier to be in a separate group so that you can feel safe to share more deeply. Sometimes we hold back when our family members are with us.
Q.: How can I find a Celebrate Recovery near me?
A.: Celebrate Recovery has a national website telling where groups meet all over the United States: www.celebraterecovery.com
Q.: What does “codependency” mean?
A.: Generally speaking, being “codependent” means that I value someone else’s happiness and situation over my own. If I constantly make excuses for a loved one’s behavior and not allow them to experience the consequences of their actions, I am operating in a state of “codependency”. This term can sometimes be confused with “acting Christian”, but in Celebrate Recovery we learn how to love others as Christ loves us and allow others to live their lives with their own choices. We learn what it means to have boundary lines that foster healthy relationships.