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What are hurts, habits, and hang-ups?

You may be thinking that recovery is only for those with alcohol or drug problems. This could not be further from the truth. A hurt, habit or hang-up is something in you or your life that hinders your walk with God and others. If you suffer from one or more of the effects defined in the following, Celebrate Recovery may offer a solution of healing for you.

Hurt: to experience physical pain caused by yourself or another; to feel emotional pain; undergo or experience difficulties or setbacks. The feeling of being hurt is an emotional reaction to another person’s behavior or to a disturbing situation (e.g. abuse, abandonment, codependency, divorce, relationship issues, etc.)

Hang-up: a psychological or emotional problem or fixation about something. An issue that causes persistent impediment or source of delay. Hang-ups are negative mental attitudes that are used to cope with people or adversity (e.g., anger, depression, fear, unforgiveness, etc.)

Habit: regular repeated behavior pattern. An action or pattern of behavior that is repeated so often that it becomes typical of somebody, although he or she may be unaware of it. Addiction, such as an addiction to a drug, food or some other stimuli that deadens ones feelings. A habit is an addiction to someone or something (e.g., alcohol dependency, drugs, food, gambling, sex, shopping, smoking, etc.).

Healing and growth are possible by applying the principles of Celebrate Recovery to your life!

Partial list of hurts, hang-ups, and habits: 

  • Abandonment
  • Abuse – Physical, Sexual, Emotional
  • Adult Children of Dysfunctional Families
  • Adultery
  • Alcohol Dependency
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Chemical Dependency
  • Codependency
  • Controlling Personality
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Drug Dependency
  • Eating Disorders
  • Fear
  • Food Addictions
  • Gambling
  • Grief
  • Guilt
  • Insecurity
  • Loss of Relationship
  • Nicotine Dependency
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Behavior
  • Overspending
  • People-Pleasing
  • Perfectionism
  • Pornography
  • Rage
  • Rejection
  • Relationship Addiction
  • Sadness
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Shame
  • Workaholism

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