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L.I.F.E. Recovery Group for Spouses

For Women on Tuesday at 7:00pm PT | Weekly | Online

Leader(s): Sonia Gerdts

LIFE = Living in Freedom Everyday.

Let’s face it. Unwanted, unhealthy and unscriptural sexual behaviors such as pornography and adultery are just as prevalent among Christians as they are in society at large. There are many believers who, because of painful experiences and choices, compulsively use sex, sex substitutes and relationships as an escape or medication to help them cope with life. Many of these same people desperately long to be free from their bondage and intensely desire to live in sexual integrity.

This L.I.F.E. Recovery Group is a support group dedicated to helping spouses of strugglers find freedom from the personal trauma consequences of the unwanted sexual behaviors of their spouses.

While not a therapy group, the L.I.F.E. Recovery Group is facilitated by a married Christian couple who has experienced both devastation and transformation from sexual brokenness, including being participants and facilitators of the content and curriculum in the L.I.F.E. Recovery Guides.

The group incorporates guided curriculum, spiritual discipline, small group accountability and ongoing prayer and support for those dealing with sexual brokenness. While there is much within the content and curriculum to help the struggler identify and deal with their wounds, we also encourage individual therapy to address root issues that often lead to unwanted behaviors, both as individuals and in marriage relationships.

The ongoing support so critical to the process of transformation comes from the connection of lives through this small group, which involve open, transparent and accountable.

The L.I.F.E. Recovery Group for Spouses will begin with an initial introductory meeting leading to study of specific curriculum for approximately 26 weeks.

The curriculum of the L.I.F.E. Recovery Guide is based on seven principles, similar to the eight principles from Celebrate Recovery, which are specific to strugglers and their spouses. Below are the key topics addressed in this group:

A Time for Grieving
I’m powerless over the choices of my spouse
Finding the Solution: I have only one option
Telling the truth: I confess my own sins and weaknesses
Growing in transformation: I mature in character.
Demonstrating real change: I accept responsibility.
Living in fellowship: I cannot succeed alone.
Finding a purpose: I have a vision

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