Celebrate Recovery

A Christian recovery ministry based on the Beatitudes

Are you at a place of defeat? Have you lost hope? We all struggle and fall short in satisfying God's requirements. We invite you to join us on the journey back to joy, freedom and hope. There is hope in Jesus Christ. There is a place for you at Grace Chapel.

During this time of social distancing, our CR groups are currently meeting in a *Zoom format on Monday evenings. If you are a Newcomer and would like to be invited to a group, please send an email to  .

If you are a current CR member and have not been contacted for a group, please email  with your current email address and the group you wish to attend. 

Pastor Chris Haydon
Pastor of Care and Support

Choose Recovery: Faith Stories

Lesson 4: Sanity

John N. Testimony

Virtual Worship - Jesus Messiah

"For Nothing is Impossible with God"

Luke 1:37


Both men and women will attend a Newcomers Group for the first night, where we'll learn how God can heal us from our Hurts, Habits, and Hang-ups. Week 2, please join a group from the list below. You only need 1 of the sub-categories to join; you do not need to have them all.


Food Issues/Disordered Eating (not a weight loss program)
At your own pace, you will learn to trust, to ask for your needs to be met, to say "no" when it is appropriate, to express your feelings, and to hang around when all you want to do is run.

  • Food addiction (using food to self-medicate)
  • Binge eating (eating large amounts of food/calories rapidly or with lack of self-control)
  • Compulsive overeating (erratic, spontaneous eating, though not characterized by large amounts of food)
  • Restricting
  • Bulimia
  • Stress eating
  • Eating in secret or isolation

Mixed Issues:

  • Chemical and alcohol dependency
  • Anger/control
  • Depression/Hopelessness
  • Toxic love and relationship issues
  • Sexual brokenness
  • Fear/anxiety, shame, perfectionism
  • Coping with the pain of divorce and other cut-offs (unilateral abrupt endings/leave-taking in relationships)
  • The 3 G's: grief, guilt, and grudges

Woman Overcoming Abuse: (This is NOT a Crisis Group. Many of these definitions come from the Power and Control Wheel in When Love Hurts by Jill Cory and Karen McAndless-Davis)
Emotional (invalidating, blaming, guilt trips, silent treatment, etc.)

  • Physical (punching, pinching, kicking, blocking exits, and other uses of intimidation)
  • Sexual (forcing, demanding, or manipulating sex, withholding sex, criticizing, comparing, and other demeaning behavior)
  • Verbal (name calling, swearing, yelling, use of insults, sarcasm)
  • Spiritual (using scripture or your faith against you, keeping you from church, etc.)
  • Controlling (domination via isolating, playing mind-games, limiting access to money, etc.)




Alcohol/Chemical Dependency

Emotions That Trip Us Up 

  • Anger
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Hopelessness
  • The 3 G's: grim, guilt, and grudges

General Hurts, Habits and Hang-ups

  • Co-dependency (people-pleasing)
  • Joblessness
  • Financial mismanagement
  • Eating and health issues
  • Family relationships
  • Undesignated

Sexual Brokenness

  • Overcoming Lust and Temptation
  • Pornography
  • Sexual abuse/addiction
  • Adultery
  • Struggles with same sex attraction


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