Most military families miss the camaraderie and sense of mission that the military culture provides, making transition to civilian life difficult. Celebrate Recovery and Welcome Home Groups for Veterans can help.
What is Celebrate Recovery?
· A safe place
· A place of belonging
· A place to care for others and be cared for
· Where respect is given to each member
· Where confidentiality is nonnegotiable
· A place to learn
· A place to grow and become stronger
· Where you can take off your mask
· A place for healthy challenges/healthy risks
· A possible turning point in your life
Who can benefit from Welcome Home Groups?
Life after the Military does not always make sense. The loss of a sense of brotherhood and the loss of being part of something important and bigger than ourselves can lead to feelings of frustration, isolation, emptiness, boredom, anger, or loneliness.
Frequently, in an attempt to ease these over- whelming emotions, we will turn to unhealthy relationships, at-risk behaviors, or substance abuse.
How can Celebrate Recovery & Welcome Home help?
Celebrate Recovery is a tool that can help us recapture some of that sense of brotherhood and sense of mission. Every week veterans gather in our Welcome Home group to discuss what is happening in our lives and how we can reach out to other veterans struggling with hurts, hang ups and habits. We utilize a biblically based 12-step program and the strong relationships we form to allow God’s work in our lives.
God gives us the ability to come out of the darkness and walk through life with hope. We can start building relationships with others that are healthy. We learn positive tools for coping with frustrations and then incorporate these tools into our lives. Celebrate Recovery cannot make promises but the program has helped nearly 4 million people in 29,000 churches around the world to find freedom from their hurts, hang ups and habits.
Now there is a Celebrate Recovery group just for veterans led by veterans. Come join us… what have you got to lose, except some of your hurts hang ups and habits!