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Saying a Prayer with Each Step: Your Spiritual Workout

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August 23, 2016
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A runner enjoying a physical and spiritual workout Dealing with addiction recovery is hard. It can wear you down mentally, spiritually and physically. But, you should remember that you always have someone on your side. God. He’s there. He’s listening. He’s a silent champion for your success. Remember that.

While life may look like a trail carved from a steep, uneven path at times, it’s important to know that your trek along each and every one of those cracks, walls and uphill climbs isn’t one surpassed alone. Even if your footprints are the only ones left on the trail behind you, it’s important to know that you have His strength by your side.

That’s why many of those on the path to recovery have realized that running is more than just exercise. It’s an opportunity to clear your mind, focus on nothing but the open road, and just, breathe. And, for many, the act of running is transformed into something more - a spiritual workout. It’s a chance to say a prayer with your running partner each day.

Is Christ your running partner? Here are ten prayers to strengthen your spiritual workouts.

  1. Let us run with endurance the race God has set before us. Hebrews 12:1
  2. Be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of age. Matthew 28:20
  3. The Lord will work out his plans for my life. Psalm 138:8
  4. I tell you the truth, if you had faith even as small as the mustard seed, you could say to this mountain, “Move from here to there,” and it would move. Nothing would be impossible. Matthew 17:20
  5. To those who use well what they are given, even more will be given. Luke 19:26
  6. I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength. Philippians 4:13
  7. Faith is the confidence that what we hope for will actually happen; it gives us assurance about things we can not see. Hebrews 11:1
  8. ‘I know the plans I have for you,’ says the Lord. ‘They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and hope.’ Jeremiah 29:11
  9. Be an example to all believers in what you say, in the way you live, in your love, your faith, and your purity. Timothy 4:12
  10. We know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them. Romans 8:28

Helping You Discover God’s Recovery Plan for You

When you are a Christian who is grappling with substance abuse and addiction, you may feel that God has abandoned you. Remember, you may not always understand the plan He has for your life, but it will be revealed to you in surprising ways.

The addiction specialists at Christian Rehab Network believe that God has employed us to make sure affordable rehab is readily available for all of Christ’s followers, including you. Our Christian-based addiction treatment centers provide the best recovery care available. Our partners address more than your physical and mental needs. They also offer spiritual guidance to help you regain your closeness to Jesus. Call us now at (877) 310-9545, and we will walk by your side through enrollment, treatment, and recovery.

 

 

Praising Your Gifts and Your Burdens: Find Strength in the Lord

Posted 
August 13, 2016
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At times, you may encounter stressful events in your life. Sometimes your heart can feel heavy bearing the weight of the challenges you might be facing. You may even start to ask yourself, “Why me? Why have I been given this burden?” Though, the Bible says that these times of suffering can actually make us stronger Christians by becoming more resilient and learning to find strength in the Lord.

Romans 5:1-11: “Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we boast in the hope of the glory of God. Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.”

Making Time to Praise His Gifts

In addition to learning to appreciate the challenges God has placed before us, it’s also important to devote your attention to praising the gifts He has given us as well. If you’re on a path to addiction recovery, you can strengthen your relationship with God and heal your mind, body and spirit by taking the time to praise the blessings in your life.

3 Reasons to Say a Prayer of Thanks Today

  1. The beauty of His creation. (Revelation 4:11): “Lord, as I see a golden sunrise filling the morning sky, watch a hummingbird outside my kitchen window, or gaze from the top of a mountain, I can’t help but praise You. How great You are! Thank You for the beauty of nature and the promise that the best is yet to come.”
  2. God’s unconditional love for us! (Exodus 14:14) “The Lord will fight for you, and you have only to be silent.”
  3. He has forgiven us for all of our sins. (John 1:9) “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.”

Helping You Discover God’s Recovery Plan for You

When you are a Christian who is grappling with substance abuse and addiction, you may feel that God has abandoned you. Remember, you may not always understand the plan He has for your life, but it will be revealed to you in surprising ways.

The addiction specialists at Christian Rehab Network believe that God has employed us to make sure affordable rehab is readily available for all of Christ’s followers, including you. Our Christian-based addiction treatment centers provide the best recovery care available. Our partners address more than your physical and mental needs. They also offer spiritual guidance to help you regain your closeness to Jesus. Call us now at (877) 310-9545, and we will walk by your side through enrollment, treatment, and recovery.

Rebuilding Your Confidence During Recovery

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August 6, 2016
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Rebuilding Your Confidence During Recovery

Addiction recovery can be challenging at times. As part of the healing process, you may need to process old psychological and emotional wounds and learn healthy coping skills for dealing with the stress of everyday life. Working through past issues and developing new coping mechanisms may not be easy, but that investment in time and energy will continue to pay dividends for a lifetime and help rebuild your self confidence.

As part of this journey to freedom from addiction, it’s normal to experience feelings of self-doubt as you relive uncomfortable memories. Though, it’s important to remember that you can actually take advantage of this situation to learn new life skills, hobbies and passions to not only rebuild your self-esteem and confidence, but take it to new heights.

Three Opportunities for Personal Growth During Recovery

  1. Explore volunteer work. Have you ever thought about volunteering in your community? Volunteering your time and energy to a worthy cause not only benefits those in need, but it’s also a great way to feel good about yourself. If you’re looking for a way to get started, take an inventory of your personal values and passions to better understand which non-profit organizations you might want to research for volunteer opportunities.
  2. Take the time to recognize your strengths. As human beings, it’s easy to become overly critical of yourself – second-guessing your life choices and reliving traumatic experiences. That’s why it’s important to take a few minutes each day to praise yourself. Be thankful for the lessons you have learned, the hearts you have touched and the accomplishments you have earned.
  3. Incorporate exercise into your daily routine. Sometimes it’s difficult to go to the gym but the mental and physical rewards of physical exercise are well worth the effort. To increase your physical activity slowly, consider ways you can incorporate exercise into your everyday life. For example, instead of driving to the coffee shop on Saturday mornings, why not walk there instead?

As you heal your mind, body and spirit, invest in yourself and your confidence - celebrate the gifts you have been bestowed. You’re worth it.

At Christian Rehab Network, our philosophy targets the whole person: mind, body, and spirit. Our addiction specialists are here to help with your insurance needs, and we specialize in providing affordable, faith-based treatment for drug and alcohol dependency. Help is available 24 hours a day by dialing 877.310.9545, and forgiveness is just one of the tenets we teach as you begin your journey toward health and freedom.

 

How to Pray With Your Spouse

Posted 
July 29, 2016
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how to pray with spousePraying together is a perfect way to start rebuilding your relationship with your spouse and with God. Here are some simple steps to get started:

Plan a time to pray together. Setting an agreed-upon time slot to pray will help hold you accountable and ensure that you can participate in this spiritual discipline without interruption. Of course, as with any appointment, conflicts will arise so it’s important to be flexible and have grace.

Take it slow. Prayer takes work and making it part of your everyday together will take time. Ease into it by praying together once a week and then gradually increase your prayer time until it’s part of your daily routine.

Keep prayers short and simple. Especially when you are first starting out, it’s important to be respectful of one another’s time and to be conscious of how long your prayer time will be. You may even want to establish guidelines. One way to do this is to focus on prayers that only concern matters of your heart and your family.

Stick with supportive and safe subjects. Save any prayers that focus on specific past wrongs or current marital anxieties for the times when you pray alone. Praying together is meant to be a peaceful, bonding experience so it’s best to keep your prayers supportive and stay away from any topics that can make your spouse feel poorly or unsupported.

Addiction Services for the Family
At Christian Rehab Network, our counseling sessions teach families to pray for personal and relational healing, develop healthy boundaries, and love without enabling. There is no doubt that addiction recovery comes with pain for the client and their family, but it is in the most painful parts of our lives that God teaches us the greatest truths. To learn more, call: 877-310-9545.

How to Manage Stress as a Christian

Posted 
July 27, 2016
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Philippians 4:6-7: Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.  

Learning a healthy way to cope with stress is important as a Christian and as someone in recovery from addiction. Stress is an inevitable part of life and, if left unmanaged, it can threaten your sobriety and your faith. When stress dominates your life, it’s a good reminder to depend on God for daily strength and to remember His word.

In addition to regulating stress in practical, everyday ways – like getting enough rest, eating a proper diet, exercising, and keeping a healthy balance between work, ministry, and family time – it’s also wise to turn to prayer, meditation, and the promise of scripture. These practices will help take your mind off of yourself and your problems and instead refocus on God.

Here are a few more ways to manage stress as a Christian:

  • Contemplate God’s creation. Smell the flowers, go for a long hike, head to the beach, star gaze – any activity that will allow you to unwind and admire His work.
  • Worship. Singing songs of praise can help you put your worries into perspective and focus on what really counts.
  • Spend time with loved ones. There’s no better stress reliever than giving and receiving love from your family and friends.
  • Listen to Christian music. Music can have a profound effect on your mind, spirit, and behavior.

Mental Health Services for Christians
Whether you struggle with mental illness as your primary concern or as part of a co-existing drug and alcohol dependency problem, Christian Rehab Network offers programming and rehabilitation for mental health conditions and dual diagnoses. To learn more, call: 877-310-9545.

10 Scriptures to Help Your Recovery

Posted 
July 22, 2016
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Finding your way back to the Lord cascriptures for recoveryn help you achieve a truly lasting recovery. One way to do this is to read the word of God and allow Him to help you break free, whether your addiction is alcohol, drugs, sex, gambling, or another behavior. Turning to the Bible can give you the encouragement you need to start and stay on the sober path. Here are some scriptures that offer hope and strength as you’re working toward recovery:

1 Corinthians 10:13: "No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it."

Titus 2:11-12: "For the grace of God has appeared that offers salvation to all people. It teaches us to say "No" to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age"

Romans 7:14: "For we know that the law is spiritual, but I am of the flesh, sold under sin."

2 Peter 2:19: "They promise them freedom, but they themselves are slaves of corruption. For whatever overcomes a person, to that he is enslaved."

1 Corinthians 6:12: "All things are lawful for me," but not all things are helpful. "All things are lawful for me," but I will not be dominated by anything."

James 4:7: "Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you."

John 16:24: “Until now you have asked nothing in My name. Ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be full.”

Acts 3:19: “Repent therefore and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, so that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord.”

John 3:16: “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.”

2 Corinthians 7:10: “For godly sorrow produces repentance leading to salvation, not to be regretted; but the sorrow of the world produces death.”

A Christian Partner to Guide Recovery
The founding principle of Christian Rehab Network is that you should never have to walk that journey alone. Our accredited professionals will help you find the right Christian-based rehab program to match your needs and your budget. To learn more, call today: 877-310-9545.

Praying for Better Emotional Health

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July 15, 2016
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“I call on the Lord in my distress, and he answers me” (Psalm 120:1).praying for better emotional health

Prayer is a powerful recovery tool and a study-proven way to protect your emotional health. In fact, making time to talk regularly with God is one way to relieve some of the anxieties you may be feeling as you embark on your new spiritual, sober life.

Pray is derived from the Latin word precarius, which means “to obtain by entreaty or begging.” However, for people in Christian rehab, praying is about so much more than asking for things. Prayer helps you feel God’s presence; relieves you of the burden of control; and makes it easier to be thankful and stay focused on your sobriety.

According to a study in the Journal of Reward Deficiency Syndrome, praying often can even help prevent recovering substance abusers from using again. Similarly, an NYU Langone Medical Center study found that people who recited AA prayers after viewing images related to alcohol consumption cited fewer alcohol cravings than peers who just read a newspaper.

In addition, prayer has host of mental benefits, including stronger emotional health, decreased anxiety and depression, improved learning and memory, and increased happiness and emotional stability.

More Reasons Praying Helps
Here are more ways in which a regular spiritual practice that includes prayer may improve or protect your emotional health.

• Prayer helps slow breathing and brain activity and reduces heart rate and blood pressure. The result: A new sense of calm and relaxation.

• Prayer lowers stress hormones and creates positive psychological responses. Just think about how you feel when you pray – perhaps peaceful or joyful? These emotions translate to the rest of the body.

• Prayer makes you happier. Individuals with major depressive disorder, who practice religion daily, are more optimistic than their non-religious peers, according to a study in Depression and Anxiety.

Come Pray With Christian Rehab Network
To begin seeking sobriety support through prayer and Christian rehab recovery, contact a counselor at Christian Rehab Network today. Our facilities are devoted to the pursuit of peace through Jesus Christ, offering medical detox while promoting physical, emotional, and spiritual healing for men and women struggling with chemical dependency. To learn more, call: 877-310-9545.

Christian Spirituality Aids Recovery

Posted 
June 28, 2016
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Christian spirituality aids addiction recoveryThe process of addiction recovery is not the same for everyone, but there is one important factor that is recognized by professionals and recovering addicts alike: the need for a spiritual connection. If you are a Christian, you may believe addiction has come between you and your faith. You may feel helpless, abandoned by God, and unworthy of a better life. If this is the case, your best treatment match could be a recovery program with a strong spiritual component.

Positive Outcomes when Spirituality Is a Part of Rehab

Recovering addicts report that they respond more positively when their rehab treatment includes a spiritual component. This has been found true for non-Christians as well as for Christians. In fact, spirituality is a major component of 12-step recovery programs. Spirituality is instrumental in helping recovering addicts to:

  • Believe that recovery is possible
  • Ask forgiveness
  • Make amends for injury
  • Learn to handle the emotional highs & lows of life
  • Navigate moral choices in their newly sober lives
  • Develop better coping skills
  • Improve anger management
  • Seek, accept & provide support within a community of sober individuals
  • Discover meaning & purpose in life

Connecting Spirituality & Christianity

Spirituality is a belief in a power beyond ourselves; one that connects us to each other and to life. For Christians, this belief is defined by Jesus Christ— who died on the cross for the sins of mankind. Jesus’ love allows us to eventually forgive ourselves for the isolation of an addicted life.

A Christian Partner to Guide Recovery

As a Christian in recovery, you must find your way back to the Lord before you can achieve a truly lasting recovery. The founding principle of Christian Rehab Network is that you should never have to walk that journey alone.

Our accredited professionals will help you find the right Christian-based rehab program to match your needs and your budget. Then, we’ll be there to guide you through enrollment and insurance verification. Dial 877.310.9545 to begin the process today—or to learn more about the distinct advantages of faith-based sobriety programs.

Pornography Use Impacts Both Genders

Posted 
June 18, 2016
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pornography use impacts both gendersWhile we typically think of pornography as a men’s problem, a 2015 study by Marie Claire surveyed 3,000 women about their use of pornography. The findings were surprising to many.

  • Thirty-one percent of respondents reported watching porn every week.
  • Another 30 percent reported watching pornography a few times per month.
  • Ten percent of women surveyed said they watch some form of pornography on a daily basis.

Amanda De Cadenet, a photographer who teamed up with Marie Claire for the survey, says most female viewers are using pornography to “…find what they want, and to figure out how to please themselves.”

“Using porn to cultivate one’s own sexual agency is very different from what we often hear: that women feel threatened by it or watch it reluctantly in order to please their partner and that millennials’ sex lives will be ruined by childhoods bombarded by online sexual images,” De Cadenet concluded.

Christian Journal Reports That Pornography Viewing Has Devastating Effects

While some believe pornography can be safely used to enhance one’s sex life, the Christian Research Journal (vol. 27, no. 3) says that it is extremely damaging to women, men, marriages, and families.

“The use of pornography, I believe, weakens the church today in three significant ways: First, it creates a dependency on pornography that weakens the individual believer. Second, it causes a disruption of the ‘one-flesh’ union that weakens Christian marriages. Third, it results in a distortion in thinking that weakens a Christian’s ability to relate and function,” said study author Joe Dallas.

Jimmy Evans, founder and CEO of Marriage Today, says that pornography viewing is unhealthy for marriages since it essentially introduces another person into a couple’s intimate life. “According to Jesus, simply looking at another person in a longing and lustful manner is equal to adultery. Inevitably, we begin to compare our spouse’s body and sexual performance to the person or people in the pornography we are viewing,” he says. “Of course, when stimulated by pornography, no number of women or men could ever satisfy us. It is an insatiable appetite.”

The Truth About Pornography

Don’t let anyone convince you that an addiction—of any type—is not a serious problem. Pornography is not only a sexual sin, whether viewed by women or men; it creates a dark battlefield of the mind, and those in its grip stand to lose their marriages, families, and peace of mind.

A Christian Partner to Guide Recovery

As a Christian recovering from substance abuse, pornography addiction, gambling addiction, or other compulsive behaviors, it is only through Jesus Christ that healing and peace can be found.

The founding principle of Christian Rehab Network is that you should never have to walk your recovery journey alone. If you or someone you love is in the grips of pornography addiction, trust our accredited professionals to help you find a faith-based rehab program that matches your needs and budget.

Dial 877.310.9545 to begin the process now. God wants the best for your life, and it begins with loosening the chains of bondage that prevent you from a closer walk with Him.

The Wonders of God’s Love

Posted 
June 9, 2016
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Feeling downthe wonders of God's love? Work in a garden and you will feel better. God’s small miracles are happening in your garden every day: the opening of a rosebud, the sprouting of a seed, a small flower turning into a tomato and ripening in the sun. The wonders you see reveal God’s love, and so do small miracles that you can’t see.

God’s Hidden Healing Power

Scientists have identified a surprising way that God helps us feel better when we need a burst of vitality and productivity in the spring. A tiny microbe found in garden soil, Mycobacterium Vaccae, is released whenever the soil is disturbed. This microbe has a unique, God-given talent: it strengthens and stimulates your immune system.

Why Is That So Miraculous?

When these tiny soil microbes stimulate your immune system, they set in motion a chemical reaction in your brain. This reaction causes the release of serotonin, a chemical that gives you a sense of well-being. In fact, the feel-good effect of these microbes has been compared to the antidepressant power of Prozac. And here’s another little miracle: there are no dangerous side effects! In addition, your stimulated immune system is better able to resist the universal springtime complaint: allergies.

So go ahead; get your hands dirty. Plant a tree, weed your garden, and drink in God’s springtime tonic!

Helping You Discover God’s Recovery Plan for You

When you are a Christian who is grappling with substance abuse and addiction, you may feel that God has abandoned you. Remember, you may not always understand the plan He has for your life, but it will be revealed to you in surprising ways.

The addiction specialists at Christian Rehab Network believe that God has employed us to make sure affordable rehab is readily available for all of Christ’s followers, including you. Our Christian-based addiction treatment centers provide the best recovery care available. Our partners address more than your physical and mental needs. They also offer spiritual guidance to help you regain your closeness to Jesus. Call us now at 877-310-9545, and we will walk by your side through enrollment, treatment, and recovery.

 

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