Before I came to Celebrate Recovery, I falsely believed my greatest strength was being self-reliant. This belief led me to develop a false sense of pride in myself.

Self-reliance was a tool that I learned to use to protect myself from being betrayed... it was all about self-preservation. I had lots of problems, but they were not visible, my problems were on the inside and I worked hard to keep them hidden behind a facade of self-assurance. My "before" picture reflects the most important thing in my life at that time, me. I was very self-centered and because of this it was nearly impossible for me to have relationships with others. Eventually, it became hard for me to love anyone, especially myself. It was when I began to work the Principles of Celebrate Recovery that God began to change my heart.

My "after" picture reflects my improved ability to nurture and love others. Today it's no longer just about me. I’m so glad that I can be a loving husband to my wife and set a good example for my daughter. I'm so glad that my daughter never has to meet the old me. But, most importantly, I'm so glad I learned that there is no room for God if I am full of myself!"

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  • New Beginnings

    This is what Newcomers hear their first time they attend: “If this is your first…

  • Broken and pieced back…

    My name is Tyler and I am a believer who struggles with addictive behaviors. I…

  • A Child of God

    I had grown up in church and believed in Jesus, but it wasn’t until I…

  • I found love and…

    I was an only child to parents who divorced when I was 10. I lived…

  • There is no hope…

    It’s Testimony Tuesday, and as this year’s SUMMIT OF HOPE approaches, we asked some of…

  • This is where Jesus…

    Only 8 months after our wedding we were both serving in the church when our…

  • My God Makes it…

    I was born in 1969, in Pittsburgh, Pa. My childhood was as perfect as any…

  • God had a plan…

    “I’m a great believer in Jesus Christ and I struggle with depression, anxiety, PTSD, and…

  • Breaking the Chains

    “After spending many years in a vicious cycle of drug addiction, domestic violence and self…

  • Free from the pain…

    “After being sexually abused as a child, I grew up believing I was unforgivable by…

  • My Past Doesn’t Define…

    “Over the course of 10 years my life came apart. I became a drug addict,…

  • A New and Service…

    “10 years after the death of my son, I was lost, hurt and angry. I…

  • I am evidence of…

    Today I celebrate 3.5yrs clean of heroin and opioids! Celebrate Recovery has helped me overcome,…

  • God Never Gave Up…

    “We came to Celebrate Recovery in the middle of a total crisis in our marriage.…

  • Learning to Love Healthy

    Before I came to Celebrate Recovery, I falsely believed my greatest strength was being self-reliant.…

  • Can’t Wait to Go…

    I came to Celebrate Recovery to fix my husband. I figured when CR started at…

  • Not Too Far Gone…

    I was born and raised in Brazil, I moved to Mexico when I was 16…