Welcome to Celebrate Recovery at Idlewild Baptist Church!

What is Celebrate Recovery?

The purpose of Celebrate Recovery is to fellowship and celebrate God’s healing power in our lives. We open the door by sharing our experience, strength and hope with one another in a safe, confidential place. By working and applying biblical principles, we begin to grow spiritually and experience freedom from our addictive, compulsive and dysfunctional behaviors. This freedom creates peace, joy, serenity, and a stronger personal relationship with God and others.

Who is Celebrate Recovery for?

Do you have trouble setting limits for yourself?
Do you sacrifice your own needs to make others feel good about themselves or to keep the peace?
Do you struggle feeling safe when you aren’t in control?
Do you act kind on the outside but feel bitter on the inside?
Do you, or someone you love, use food, pornography, sex, relationships, alcohol, or drugs to cope with life’s problems?
Do you live with someone who abuses you or do you feel the continued effects from past abuse?
Do you sacrifice your identity, desires or needs to make others feel good about themselves or to keep the peace?
Do you raise your voice to get your way?
Do you love someone struggling with destructive behaviors, such as pornography, drugs or alcohol?

What are Hurts, Habits, and Hang-ups?

HURTHABIT, or HANG-UP is something that hinders your walk with God.

The feeling of being HURT is an emotional reaction to another person’s behavior or to a disturbing situation. Some common hurts include:

  • Abuse
  • Abortion
  • Abandonment
  • Abused as a child, or by a spouse, employer, or the church
  • Betrayal
  • Divorce
  • Relationship issues
  • Dysfunctional family (divorce, alcoholism, drug abuse, rage, etc.)
  • Neglect
  • Rape
  • Rejection

HABIT is an addiction to someone or something. Some common habits include:

  • 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 are negative mental attitudes that are used to cope with people or adversity. Some common hang-up that we work through include:

  • Anger
  • Anxiety, worry
  • Arrogance
  • Body image problems
  • Bullying, bigotry
  • Codependency
  • Controlling personalities
  • 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