Always the Fight Ministries: Displaying compassion for those fighting mental illness, addiction, or abuse. (c)2019 Nancy Virden
Recovery is for everyone because each of us has something from which to recover. This new Facebook group, ATFM Recovery, is especially geared toward any persons who want to see changes in their inner self and behaviorally.
What ATFM Recovery Group IS
This group follows a 12-Step pattern of recovery as defined and laid out in the Life Recovery Bible and its corresponding workbook.
Each Monday, (beginning November 11, 2019), two recovery videos become accessible. One is the introduction to the recovery step of that week, and the other is a reading of that day’s assigned Bible passage. Throughout the week, daily Bible reading videos, workbook questions, and various encouragements are posted.
Each of us will become more of a force for our own victory as we participate and utilize the support available in our group community. Regardless of the compulsive behavior, addiction, unwanted habit, or unhealthy thought processing that you may fight every day, recovery is achieved with connection and support.
About the books
The Life Recovery Bible is a Bible like any other except it is loaded with recovery application sidebars. In the New Living Translation, stories and passages are drawn out to speak directly to the recovering heart.
Your needs and mine in recovery are specific. The Life Recovery Bible and workbook walk us through the 12 Steps with a powerful connection to God’s Word. Hope and discovery are promised as you take in what the God who loves you has to say.
Although not required, you may want to have personal copies of the Life Recovery Bible and/or workbook. These are available from many sources including Christian Book Distributors (Bible) (Workbook) and Amazon.
What ATFM Recovery is NOT
This is not an official 12-Step group associated with AA or any of the 12-Step Anonymous meetings. In fact, I encourage you to attend face-to-face groups such as these in your area. (See resources).
This is not therapy. I am a fellow traveler in need of recovery. I am not a doctor, therapist, or in any way capable of offering medical advice. Nothing in this group, whether posted by me or a member is to be considered a substitute for professional behavioral healthcare.
How you will benefit from coming in!
Searching the Bible for yourself, writing in the workbook (or creating a journal using the posted questions), and offering your insights and concerns to comment threads will develop your strength and the strength of this group.
Share this with anyone. Perhaps gather with others in recovery and do the discussions and pray together. I hope you will be a part of this new adventure toward freedom.
Today’s Helpful Word
Galatians 3:22 (NLT)
But the Scriptures declare that we are all prisoners of sin, so we receive God’s promise of freedom only by believing in Jesus Christ.
*** COMMENTS ALWAYS WELCOME
NOTE: I am not a doctor or mental health professional, and speak only from personal experiences and observations. In no way is this website intended to substitute for professional mental or behavioral health care.
If you are feeling suicidal, or concerned about someone who is, in the U.S. call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255), or for a list of international suicide hotlines, go here.
If you are suicidal with a plan, immediately call 911 in the U.S. or go to your nearest emergency room. (for international emergency numbers, go here ). Hope and help are yours!