About Celebrate Recovery


At Discover Point Church, we often open our Monday night Celebrate Recovery meetings with a general invitation such as, “Welcome to Discover Point C.R., a safe place to address your hurts, habits and hang-ups in the context of a Biblically based 12-step program.” That’s great, but…what do we mean by “hurts, habits and hang-ups?”

Generally, a hurt, habit or hang-up can be anything that keeps you from realizing your full potential as a person. Hurts, habits and hang-ups can knock you off of God’s plan and throw you into a worldly detour headed toward destruction and despair.

HURTS


A “HURT” could be classified as any life experience that may have damaged your heart. Some offense against you that crippled your ability to deal with the world in a healthy way. Something that may have twisted your view of yourself, God or others. Some common hurts include:

 

  • ABANDONMENT
  • ABORTION
  • ABUSED AS A CHILD, OR BY A SPOUSE, EMPLOYER, OR THE CHURCH
  • ADOPTION
  • BETRAYAL
  • DYSFUNCTIONAL FAMILY (DIVORCE, ALCOHOLISM, DRUG ABUSE, RAGE, ETC.)
  • NEGLECT
  • RAPE
  • REJECTION

HABITS


“HABITS” tend to be unhealthy patterns that often start as a perceived “remedy” for some problem in your life, but end up turning into a chronic bad behavior or addiction. HABITS are the repeat, default scripts you run to when the going gets tough. They are your grooved plays that continually lead to trouble in your life. Some common habits are:

  • ABUSIVE BEHAVIOR
  • ALCOHOL
  • BITTERNESS
  • CHEATING, AFFAIRS, UNMARRIED SEX
  • CRITICAL SPIRIT
  • DRUGS
  • EATING DISORDERS
  • GAMBLING
  • GOSSIP
  • HOMOSEXUALITY
  • ISOLATION
  • LYING
  • SELF-MUTILATION
  • SEX ADDICTIONS
  • SPENDING PROBLEMS
  • STEALING
  • UNFORGIVENESS
  • WASTEFUL PURSUITS
  • WORKAHOLISM

HANG-UPS


And lastly, “HANG-UPS” are those road blocks that keep you from progressing further in God’s plan for your life. They are often shaped by some bent thinking you may have received as a child, or some unhealthy attitude you may have adopted as a means of coping with life’s challenges. Here are some common hang-ups we work out in our 12-step Celebrate Recovery process at First Baptist Dallas:

  • ANGER
  • ANXIETY, WORRY
  • ARROGANCE
  • BODY IMAGE PROBLEMS
  • BULLYING, BIGOTRY
  • CODEPENDENCY
  • CONTROL FREAKS
  • DEPRESSION
  • FEAR
  • FRIGIDITY
  • GREED, ENVY
  • GUILT (FALSE) AND/OR SHAME
  • IMPATIENCE
  • LACK OF SELF-CONTROL
  • LACK OF TRUST IN GOD
  • LAZINESS
  • MATERIALISM
  • PEOPLE PLEASING
  • PERFECTIONISM
  • PRIDE
  • PROCRASTINATION
  • RACISM
  • SELF-RIGHTEOUSNESS
  • SELF-CONDEMNATION

JOIN US


Almost everyone suffers from a hurt, habit or hang-up. Anyone can benefit from Celebrate Recovery. Join us this Monday as we work out our recoveries together. Our doors open at 6:00 p.m. for dinner. Worship starts at 7:00. Open group sharing begins at 8:00. We’re usually out by 9:00 and then we have a time for snacks and fellowship.  If you’re ready to get real, C.R. is a safe place to heal. God bless you, and see you soon!