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We believe everyone can benefit from a Life Recovery experience. We all have struggles in life; struggles with addictions, food, depression, anxiety, and relationships to name a few. But we approach recovery from different angles. This is the beauty of Life Recovery. Unlike other Christian recovery approaches that mandate how and where their recovery ministry can be employed, Life Recovery brings Christian recovery to you – right where you’re at.

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Life Recovery Groups February 2020 Newsletter

We believe everyone can benefit from a Life Recovery experience. We all have struggles in life; struggles with addictions, food, depression, anxiety, and relationships to name a few. But we approach recovery from different angles. This is the beauty of Life Recovery. Unlike other Christian recovery approaches that mandate how and where their recovery ministry can be employed, Life Recovery brings Christian recovery to you – right where you’re at.

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LIFE RECOVERY
GROUPS
A DIVISION OF NEW LIFE MINISTRIES February 2020

4 PLUS

AMAZING  New featured
ARTICLES products on
Life Recovery!
to help bring Christian
Recovery to you

12 Steps to

Happier

Join us for our 2020 Life Recovery
Conference with new content and new
speakers!


June 6, 2020 2

Church of the Redeemer
Gaithersburg, MD

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE.

Everybody wants to be happy but the problem is so many of us are stuck
in the struggles of life and weighed down by our past hurts and mistakes.
If you want to learn how to become a happier you, join us for a day filled
with wisdom and practical help as we unpack the 12 Steps To Happier.

JOIN US FOR A DAY OF DISCOVERING THE
STEPS TO A HAPPIER LIFE.

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LIFE RECOVERY CONFERENCE

This Year's Topics

A Simple Plan to Happier
Mental Health & The Church
The Impact of Trauma & Disappointment
Our Choices & Our Will
Isolation As The Norm
Foundations Of Character
Doing The Next Right Thing
Best Practices For Groups
Productive Pain

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LIFE RECOVERY CONFERENCE

Frequently
Asked Questions

WHAT'S INCLUDED IN THE COST?

A boxed lunch and all program materials

WHAT'S THE SCHEDULE?

9:00AM-4:00PM EST

WHAT LOCAL HOTELS DO YOU RECOMMEND?

For hotels nearby, PRESS HERE

DO YOU OFFER SPECIAL DISCOUNTS?

Yes, we have early bird and group discounts available.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND THIS CONFERENCE?

We believe everyone can benefit from this conference. We all have struggles in life; struggles
with relationships, depression, anxiety and addictions to name a few. The topics addressed
aren’t just for people with alcohol or drug addictions but for anyone who wants to move
from the pain and struggles of the past toward a healthy, happier future. Each year we
present NEW material and session topics to help you successfully walk your recovery
journey as well as go alongside others in need of help.

DO YOU PROVIDE CHILDCARE?

Unfortunately there is no childcare and children are not allowed to attend any part of the
conference.

WHAT IF I NEED TO CANCEL?

Due to costs we incur when you register, cancelled registration will be charged a cancellation
fee of $25 per person. If you cancel by May 30, you’ll receive a refund of the amount you’ve
paid minus the $25 per person cancellation fee. If you cancel after May 30, no refund shall
be given.

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Conference
Speakers

STEVE ARTERBURN CHRIS WILLIAMS

Editor of The Life Recovery Bible Editor of The Life Recovery Bible
and host of New Life Live! and host of New Life Live!

MISTY ARTERBURN BECKY BROWN CRAIG BROWN
Author and Speaker
Director New Life Director of Recovery Ministries,
Counselor Network, Church of the Redeemer
Licensed Professional
Clinical Counselor

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LIFE RECOVERY CONFERENCE

Pricing and Location

June 6, 2020

Church of the Redeemer
19425 Woodfield Road,
Gaithersburg, MD 20879

EARLY BIRD RATE REGULAR RATE WALK-IN RATE

$84 $94 $104

Ends 5/24 Ends 5/31 Walk-in registrations are

$84 for 1-3 people available the day of the event
$74 groups of 4 or more
from 8-9AM. However, only

pre-registered guests are

$94 for 1-3 people guaranteed seats and lunch.

$84 groups of 4 or more

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What past attendees have said:

“Loved the style of short lectures with differing speakers … very
effective style.”

“I was truly blessed by this conference. What I liked was that it

addressed so many issues. ” 2

“Thank you for your speakers’ vulnerable stories. Your real life
examples have given me hope that God is still in our family story.”

“I wish I understood years ago what you were presenting today.
Everyone needs to be here!”

“It did take courage to be here by myself but I’m so glad I came.”

“I’m glad I made this 1.5 hour trip to hear this presentation. I have
much to share with the leadership of my church.”

“I love all the wisdom and information about the issues. Solid facts and
substance is needed to combat the lies we deal with! ”

FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CALL 800-639-5433.

Click here to sign up for our Life Recovery Newsletter

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LIFE RECOVERY ARTICLE 1

Laws of Life
Recovery You
Need to Live By

On the path of Life Recovery, do you often
find yourself veering off course?

Staying in your lane and following the speed limit will help to protect you on the
road. Similarly, when it comes to changing the course of your life, you need
structure and guidance to stay on the path to recovery.

You may struggle with addiction such as chemical dependency, or you might simply be tired
of having unhealthy relationships. No matter the issue you are facing, it may seem as if your
life has spun out of control. If you want to stay on track and succeed in recovery, here are
three laws of life recovery you must live by and practice in your daily life.

POWERLESSNESS

The first law of life recovery is powerlessness. While it seems counterproductive,
powerlessness, however, results in strength. What does powerlessness look like when you
put it into practice? You allow God to provide you with his strength. Instead of doing things
in your strength, ask God for strength. When you ask Him for help, God will respond to you
when you finally realize you have no power.

  Where are you when it comes to the law of powerlessness? Do you still feel as if you have
some power left to try a little harder and do a little better and fix yourself? Hopefully, you
have come to the end of yourself with just enough strength to hold on long enough for God
to fill you with his power.

Admitting that you’re powerless is not a decision in the same way that surrendering would

be. It’s simply a realization of your limitations as a human being. If you’re finally ready to

admit your powerlessness, take a few minutes to memorize (and begin to apply) the truth of

Philippians 4:13, “For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength.“

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LIFE RECOVERY ARTICLE 1

HUMILITY

The second law of life recovery is humility. In your journey of life recovery, it’s easy to take
pride in the positive changes you’ve made in your life. You may even want other people to
recognize your accomplishments. In God’s plan, though, it’s humility that will result in
honor. We read in Proverbs 15:33, “Fear of the Lord teaches wisdom; humility precedes
honor.“

When we are proud and arrogant, we don’t see the need to ask God for anything, and our
motives are so twisted that He would not grant our requests anyway. We have to decide
whether we will lay down our lives for God or keep company with the world. When we
humble ourselves before the Lord, all our doing and building and serving to look good
before others becomes meaningless.

Humility means you recognize God is the source of every good thing. It opens your eyes
and heart to see and celebrate other people around you. And because you care about
other people, you want to understand their pain. Not only does humility show that you
care about others, but it also shows you care about yourself. As you move forward in
recovery, it’s okay for you to have other people celebrate your success such as picking up a
30 Day chip at a life recovery meeting.

CONNECTION

The third law of life recovery is connection. We all long to be loved, but we overlook the fact
that the place to find love is always in an emotionally-connected relationship. God’s Word
says, “let us continue to love one another, for love comes from God. Anyone who loves is a child
of God and knows God. But anyone who does not love does not know God, for God is love“(1
John 4:7-8).

Before recovery, you isolated yourself; yet, God designed you for healthy relational
connections with him and with the people he places in our path. That is the only context in
which we can experience true love. Working on building deeper and healthier connections
with others will transform your life.

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LIFE RECOVERY ARTICLE 2

11 Signs and
Symptoms of a
Reactive Life

WE DENY

It’s easy to ignore our issues.  Like the disabled man in John 5 who waited for years by a pool
to be healed, so we are looking for a magical cure to make us whole.  But healing doesn’t
come instantaneously.  In fact, it takes hard work to stop reacting and turn to Christ who
encourages us to “Get up!  Pick up your mat and walk!” (John 5:8).

WE MINIMIZE

Let’s face it: Our issues are huge!  However, we try to make ourselves feel better by saying
that they’re small.  Admit the truth, and you will be on the road to recovery.  The Living Bible
puts it this way: “You can’t heal a wound by saying it’s not there,” (Jeremiah 6:14).

WE COMPLY

Our greatest enemy is fear.  We’ve been abused for years; therefore, we’ve been taught to
comply.  If a fear of man controls you, consider Proverbs 29:25 which says, “Fear of man will
prove to be a snare.”  God doesn’t want your pain to drive you away from Him; He wants it to
drive you closer to Him.

WE ADHERE

It’s hard for us to seek out healthy ways to meet our needs.  In fact, you often turn to
unhealthy ways to get your needs met.  Why does a man turn to pornography day-after-
day?  Because it’s familiar to him.  Remember the warning in Proverbs 26:11, “As a dog
returns to his vomit, so fools repeat their folly.”  To stop living a reactive life, you’ll need to

stop adhering to unhealthy ways to meet your needs.

WE DECEIVE

It’s difficult to face reality, right?  So, we deceive ourselves with lies such as “I’m worthless…
God doesn’t love me…I deserve this!”  You need to stop believing these lies and replace them
with the truth that you are “fearfully and wonderfully made,” (Psalms 139:14).

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LIFE RECOVERY ARTICLE 2

WE PLACATE

Our way of relating to others is to placate.  After all, we are people-pleasers.  If you’re a
recovering alcoholic and go to a party where everyone is drinking, you drink, too.  As
believers “We are not trying to please people but God,” (1 Thessalonians 2:4).  The bottom
line is this: your purpose should be to please God, not people.

WE COVER

Shame causes us to react.  As Adam and Eve tried to cover their shame, we try to cover
ours.  Tell God about your pain; He will still love you.  Romans 8:39 says, “Neither height nor
depth, nor anything else in creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is
in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

WE ENABLE

We react by doing the wrong things for the right reasons.  So, we let our unemployed, adult
child live in our home for years.  If you have a hard time setting boundaries, learn to say
“no“.  Even Jesus set boundaries with Peter when He said, “Get behind me, Satan!  You are a
stumbling block to me,” (Matthew 16:23).

WE CONTROL

Others have treated us like doormats.  But we have reacted by becoming control freaks.  Be
real and admit that you argue and fight to get your way.  The apostle Paul warned believers
to “Watch out for those who cause divisions and put obstacles in your way,” (Romans 16:17). 
If you want to find peace, you’ll need to make peace with God and others.

WE ATTACK

We have been traumatized.  As a result, we react by hurting others.  We are quick to criticize,
complain, and show contempt.  If you are always on the attack, you need to rethink how you
relate to others.  Follow the advice given in James 1:19: “Everyone should be quick to listen,
slow to speak and slow to become angry.”

WE ISOLATE

Our greatest fear is that we will be abandoned.  Again.  So, we withdraw and never get close
to anyone.  If you are isolating yourself, stop reacting and break free from the pain of your
past.  Remember, God will never abandon you.  Joshua 1:9 give us this promise: “The Lord
your God will be with you wherever you go.”

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