Friday, July 30, 2010

Celebrate Recovery

Has anyone ever heard of Celebrate Recovery?  We went to a meeting last night and my husband is excited about the hope he felt last night.  I'll admit that I am hopeful too.  Skeptical, but hopeful.  Not skeptical about the program.  Skeptical that it will be THE turning point for him.  It might be.  I don't really know.  I'm still reeling from all the hurt and pain of my husband's most recent confession and am having trouble believing that after 15 years living with a pornography addiction he will embrace freedom.  It isn't that I don't believe in my husband.  It isn't that I don't believe that God CAN and WILL free him.  It's that I have seen firsthand how Satan ensnares and I know that he isn't going to just sit back and allow my husband to easily break free from the enslavement of his addiction.  And I don't know what my husband will choose.  I don't know if he will finally truly give this to the Lord or if he will still hold onto it, in little pieces, so that he can use it to cope with life's stresses.  However, I know that being a part of Celebrate Recovery will at least be something, and I think that it is a really great program.  Doing something is better than doing nothing.  It sounds so simple, but sometimes simplicity has its own complications.  It's the whole "easier said than done" concept...

Because I am writing in anonymity, I have no friends.  Virtually I mean (though in reality I'm somewhat lacking in that area too, as I am somewhat shy).  I started a Facebook account so that I could hopefully connect with others out there...but you can't just go asking anyone on Facebook to be your friend.  SO...if any of you reading this would like to be friends on Facebook, I'd love to connect with you.  That goes for Twitter too.  You can find me on Facebook here, or Twitter here.

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  1. I am your newest follower from Social Parade

  2. I haven't heard of the program but anything that gets you talking and thinking can't be bad. The devil does his work in the dark and in secret - it is the light that exposes the lies and deceit and the truth that will set you free.

    I can understand your not wanting to get your hopes up, but I think you should just celebrate the fact that your husband WANTS to go on the program and that he wants to be free of this addiction.

    It's not surprising that you maintain a cautious approach but as I say, there is still much to celebrate even in this small first step!

    I will pray!

    Big Hug.

  3. Thanks. If this was the FIRST step or program he had tried, I would be more hopeful. It's not though. This has been our pattern over the last decade and so I approach it with much caution, wondering how long it will last. But it is in the Lord's hands and my fretting over it won't do a bit of good!

  4. Hi there.
    Stopping by from the Friday Hops to say hello.
    Have a great day!

  5. Hi there, found you from MBC. Celebrate Recovery is a wonderful program. If you and your husband are ready to heal, I'm confident it can help you get there. Many thoughts and prayers for you.

  6. Hi! Stopping by again. That is awesome about the program. Baby steps. ;)

  7. following you back, thanks for hopping with me at iFiH today!

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