18 Things you can do to change the status quo:
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2) Read the testimonies of other Christians who have recovered
5) Read your Bible daily, pray and meditate on what you read. A 12 Step Bible Study will be a great help to keep you on track
6) Find a local meeting and attend EVERY meeting.
You can locate meetings in your area in the CIR Databse of Christian recovery groups, ministries and organizations. If you do not find a meeting in the database, contact some of the ministries and organizations listed and they can help you to find a meeting
7) Read all you can about your condition or dysfunctional behavior at http://RecoveryBooks.com
8) Spend time in prayer communing with God. Ask Him to guide you. Ask for a willing and open heart that You will hear and follow His
will for your life.
9) Attend as many CIR meetings as you are able
10) See the various Tools on the CIR web site that are available to you and use them.
11) Do some serious surfing and use the search engine on the CIR site for further information and resources
12) Ask others to pray for you.
14) Learn from others and share your burdens.
15) Read some good articles on recovery.
16) Read further information on Conditions and Dysfunctions.
17) Seek counseling either from your pastor or a certified Christian counselor. You can find counselors by contacting:
American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC)
2421 W. Pratt #1398
Chicago, IL 60645
Association of Christian Therapists (ACT)
14440 Cherry Lane Court #215
Laurel, MD 10707
National Christian Counselors Association (NCCA)
3650 17th Street
Sarasota, FL 34235
Christian Association for Psychological Studies (CAPS)
PO Box 310400
New Braunfels, TX 78131-0400
(This is not an endorsement or recommendation of any of the above. This listing is for informational purposes only.)
18) Lighten Up! Do not forget to laugh.
There is an entire forum in the CIR Message Boards to make you laugh.