If you can answer “yes” to either question below it may be time to examine your emotions and the power they hold in your life.
- Are you wearied by difficult emotions?
- Do you struggle regularly with anxiety, insecurity, discouragement, or any other difficult emotion?
Journey Support for Faith-Based-Emotional-Sobriety strives to bring greater understanding to the influence emotions can have on our minds.
Journey Support draws from the book Blue Skies: Beyond The Dark Clouds Of Broken Thinking.
Faith-based Emotional Sobriety does not mean suppressing or denying emotions. It does mean, however, learning to steward them well. For instance, not granting our emotions liberty or authority to create destructive space in our minds. With God’s help our emotions (chaotic or otherwise) can help us, not only to understand ourselves better, but learn how to make informed, healthy responses. The outline below is a preview of Faith-Based-Sobriety’s topics of online discussions. CONTACT US for more information.
***Due to Covid-19 we will be forming small online Zoom groups***
7 Guidelines For FBES:
1. We face our difficult emotions together in a safe environment.
- As humans we have a tendency to deny (or be unaware of the complexities) of our difficult emotions. This hinders our ability to understand the role our emotions play in healthy mental processing. Becoming aware opens the door to the journey of healing. We come together to encourage each other on this journey of emotional and spiritual intelligence.
2. We willingly take inventory and seek God’s help in the repairing or healing process of damaged, inflated, or misdirected emotions.
- We often try and manage our emotional struggles on our own only to find our efforts continually defeated. When we seek God the healing process, is when true healing begins.
3. We learn to pause, rather than react, in order to explore our emotions as valuable data.
- We recognize our emotions as important information which we can lay-out before the Lord for direction, as well as, to gain a deeper understanding of ourselves. (resisting self-condemnation is key)
4. We seek to understand the role of emotions when it come to our minds.
- Our thinking and perspectives naturally effect our emotions.
5. We seek to understand the role of the mind when it comes to our emotions.
- Our emotional struggles often go deeper than we realize being traced back to influence of the mind.
6. We commit to the practice of seeking God’s presence and His other-worldly view for our emotional health.
- We set aside regular time for meditation with God, knowing that it is in active relationship with Him (not rules or theology) that divine healing flourishes. God’s kingdom perspective is lovely and shockingly refreshing. His light illuminates a healing view.
7. We learn to accept the things we cannot change or have answers for.
- So much of life’s unanswered difficulties plague our minds and emotions. We seek to discover the difference between the things we can and cannot change.