What are the benefits of participating in a support group? In a support group we can experience true acceptance regardless of what we have done to others or what others have done to us. We are able to gain a sense of what unconditional love is all about as we receive Christ’s grace, forgiveness, and healing. Our group is a safe setting in which to express struggles, thoughts, ideas, and feelings with neither judgment nor rejection. We can share our life-stories which include similar struggles, traumas, and pain—as well as victories in Christ for encouragement.
Because addiction wreaks havoc on our relationships with others, a support group is a place to practice connecting with others in healthier ways. Our participation in a “family” type atmosphere can stimulate hope in Christ for our transformation and spiritual growth and the accountability there helps us persevere in the process of overcoming our stumbling blocks.