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What Are Hurts, Hang-ups, and Habits?

A hurt, hang-up, or habit is anything that hinders your walk with God. Living in a broken world we all deal with life’s hurts, hang-ups, and habits. They postpone or prevent genuine fellowship with Him and your loved ones.

You may be thinking that recovery is only for those with alcohol or drug problems; however, most of life’s hurts, hang-ups, and habits and the impact they have on others can be addressed through this one ministry.

Hurts

Hang-ups

The feeling of being hurt is an emotional reaction to another person’s behavior or to a disturbing situation such as abuse, abandonment, codependency, divorce, relationship issues, etc.

Negative mental attitudes that are used to cope with people of adversity. Some examples include: anger, depression, fear, unforgiveness, guilt, shame, grief, etc.

 

Habits

An addiction to someone or something. Examples include alcohol, drugs, food gambling, sex, shopping, smoking, pornography, to name a few.

 

How We Find Recovery

Work The 12 Steps and Connect with Others:

We commit to working the 12 Steps, to attend regularly the Celebrate Recovery meetings, and to getting an Accountability Partner and Sponsor for our addiction. We identify triggers and avoid people, places, and things that tempt our addiction. We accept God’s standards for sexual purity and allow God total access to our minds (thought life), and we change our belief system toward our sexuality. We avoid crossover addictions, including food, eating disorders, alcohol, and drugs, and we understand the root of each core issue we identify with and become willing to experience grief, forgiveness, and

acceptance.

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