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Questions and Answers About Recovery

Posted by Men of Redemption on May 15, 2018

MY QUESTION IS . . . . Image result for seeking a support group

There are a lot of support groups out there and I’ve finally built up the courage to attend one. I don’t know anything about support groups and I’m eager to find the right one. How do I find the one that’s right for me? Are there certain groups for certain issues or problems? How do I get connected so I can get the right support I’m looking for? 

Most guys don’t acknowledge this point at the beginning of recovery. These guys are so angry and frustrated from shame and guilt that they just immediately find a support group, join, then later discover that this group wasn’t for them. They didn’t do their homework in understanding what exactly they’re looking for in a support group. The first thing you should do in seeking out a support group is acknowledge your issue(s) or problem(s). Know that the more specific you are about it will narrow your selection of groups. Look for a replicable support group that specializes in your specific issue or problem, has verifiable years of experience in helping men/women with these concerns. Contact the group Facilitator/Group Leader personally and ask the questions that are on your mind and heart like what type of program or curriculum are you using; what are the days and time of meeting for your group; is it an open or closed group; and do you specialize in my issue or problem? Some groups will allow you to come in and visit their groups to see if you like it or their format of choice. Others have high levels of confidentiality where they protect and value the sharing of men, which I highly recommend. If you’re married and have small children you might want to inquire regarding childcare due to some men who might be single parents and need that option. These days, men and women are in desperate situations where these and many other questions are required possibly due to counselor/therapy and or court requirements. This is where we are in our society so we can never be too sure or unsure of recovery. After you’ve gathered all your information, pray about it, and see where your heart is guiding you so that you will get the very best help, guidance and structure you’re looking for that’s going to help you overcome with consistency and victory. When you decide on a group, make a valiant effort to follow through wholeheartedly with their program. Give it all you got, respect and honor the process, and finish strong. If you discover that the program wasn’t for you, start the process over and now you have some criteria you can base your preferences on, and what specifically you’re looking for.

 

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My Morning Devotion – Getting God’s Word in Me First Thing!

Posted by Men of Redemption on May 15, 2018

WALK IN LIGHT Image result for ephesians 5

From The Book of Ephesians 5:8-14 . . . .

“For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light (for the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness, righteousness, and truth), finding out what is acceptable to the Lord. And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather expose them. For it is shameful even to speak of those things which are done by them in secret. But all things that are exposed are made manifest by the light, for whatever makes manifest is light. Therefore He says: “Awake, you who sleep, Arise from the dead, And Christ will give you light.””

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