Making the Decision
ARe you Ready?
New Heart Place
It’s hard to surrender; to give up control and admit my efforts to manage my addiction or other life-controlling issue simply is not working. The well-worn idiom “to repeat the same behavior and expect different results is insanity” certainly applies here. Too often, without even realizing what’s happening weeks have turned into months, months into years. By the time we stop to think about a recovery program, decades have slipped through our hands and we’ve wasted too many precious years the Father has given us.
So, are you ready? Have you come to the place in your life wherein you are willing to do whatever it takes to find holistic healing and sustainable freedom from your addiction or other life-controlling issue?
TWO TYPES OF DENIAL
TYPE A DENIAL
Type A denial is when an individual knows they have an issue with alcohol or drugs. They may even understand their life is out of control because of their alcohol-drug usage. Yet, when confronted about their issue, they deny it using a host of defenses to protect their usage. They ultimately lie to themselves and those around them who express their concern.
TYPE B DENIAL
Type B denial is when an individual may admit they have a problem with alcohol and | or drugs, but are determined to control the “if, when and how” they will receive help for their addiction. For example: “I will do a 30, 60, 90-day treatment, but nothing more.” “I will go to groups, but no inpatient treatment.”
Type B Denial too often places an addict-alcoholic on the “treatment-relapse-remorse-promises” cycle that eventually destroys his | her health, employment, and every relationship in their life.
IT’S ALL ABOUT LIFESTYLE PATTERN
No responsible physician would treat a cancer patient with aspirin and bed rest. Depending on the type of cancer a patient may have, the cancer specialist (an oncologist) would likely treat the cancer patient with surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, or a combination thereof.
By the time an individual is ready to consider a program like New Heart Place, he or she has invested many years in the development of a chaotic, dysfunctional lifestyle pattern often learned in their family of origin. In addition, the brokenness of those influencing their lives have left them with deep feelings of shame and rejection, insecurity and pain, and a searing guilt that becomes unbearable as the years pass.
The professional and volunteer staff of New Heart Place does not offer “an aspirin to a cancer patient.” We are committed to transformation – a total transformation of spirit, soul, and body – nothing less.
Suddenly, it’s not about “clean and sober.” It’s about “learning to live in the light” (rf. Ephesians 5:8). It’s about a lifestyle marked by the presence and power of God. It’s about thinking and speaking with the heart of God and of living in the Father’s highest and best.
THIS IS WHERE FREEDOM AND WHOLENESS BEGINS
- ^Have you had enough?
- ^Are you weary of managing your own chaotic life?
- ^Are you ready to finally give up control?
LETS GET STARTED
- Call or email us today and request an application
Call Westgate Chapel at (425) 775-2776 and request an Application Pac for the New Heart Place Men’s Home or Women’s Home.
- Stop by Westgate and pick-up and application in person.
Westgate is located at 22901 Edmonds Way in Edmonds, Washington.
We so look forward to getting to know you and beginning our journey toward a “new heart with new and right desires, and a new spirit.”
Would you like more information about the new heart place men’s home or women’s home?
Are you ready?
Are you ready to make the decision for long-term residential healing and discipleship?
Can we pray?
Can we pray for you right now? We would welcome the opportunity to pray with you as you wrestle with your decision to pursue sustainable freedom from the controls of addiction.
“‘But I will restore you to health and heal your wounds,’ declares the Lord.”
“‘I have seen their ways, but I will heal them; I will guide them and restore comfort to Israel’s mourners, creating praise on their lips. Peace, peace, to those far and near,’ says the Lord, ‘And I will heal them.'”
“He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.”
“He himself bore our sins in his body on the cross, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; by his (Jesus) wounds you have been healed.“
1 Peter 2:24
“Heal me, Lord, and I will be healed; save me and I will be saved, for you are the one I praise.”
“Lord my God, I called to you for help, and you healed me.“
“I will give you a new heart-I will give you new and right desires-and put a new spirit within you“