RENEWAL is designed to offer hope and comfort to people suffering from mental health disorders or addiction disorders, and support to the people who love them. Our approach is based on respect for the dignity of the people we serve and the belief that through a faith-based program, life-changing results are possible.

RENEWAL: Christian Treatment and Recovery is an optional treatment supplement available through Brookhaven Hospital in Tulsa, Oklahoma. At Brookhaven, we understand that when you are suffering from an eating disorder, a personality disorder, a behavioral health disorder or chemical dependency, life can seem utterly hopeless. It can cause Christians to feel abandoned and distant from God. However, by strengthening your spirituality, in conjunction with our professional medical services, you can experience results that you never thought were possible.

RENEWAL is based on the belief in:

God who created us and loves us (Genesis 1:26)
Jesus Christ who redeems us (Isaiah 53:5)
The Holy Spirit who guides us (Acts 1:8)

When you participate in RENEWAL, you’re part of something much bigger than yourself. Brookhaven clients receive expert care from our team of mental professionals. Treatment is solution-focused and success-oriented. Our goal is to minimize symptoms, help individuals address life problems and live fulfilling lives. Sometimes healing requires a helping hand. We’re here to provide the guidance and support you need to recover.

Christian Care
The RENEWAL program at Brookhaven Hospital incorporates your faith into the recovery process in order to address your physical, mental and spiritual needs

Christian Drug Rehab
Our program provides a nurturing atmosphere that allows you to sober up and strengthen your bond with God.

Christian Bulimia Treatment
Individuals with bulimia alternate between compulsive binge eating and purging. Without treatment bulimia can be deadly. Brookhaven’s RENEWAL program can offer medical, psychological and faith-based eating disorder treatments.

PTSD Treatment
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) occurs after a traumatic event. Without getting proper help it can be debilitating. Strengthening your faith can help you confront the past and form a brighter future.

Christian Healing
When you are part of the RENEWAL program, you are part of something bigger than yourself. You are part of a support system based on professional medical care as well as spiritual guidance.

Compulsive Overeating
When you suffer from compulsive overeating disorder, your meals and your life can seem out of control. Take a faith-based approach to your eating disorder treatment at RENEWAL.

Anorexia Treatment
Anorexia is characterized by the restriction of food intake and the refusal to maintain a healthy body weight. Without getting help, anorexia can be life-threatening.

Bipolar Disorder Treatment
Everyone experiences ups and downs, but when you’re suffering from bipolar disorder life can seem out of control. Brookhaven’s RENEWAL program incorporates your spirituality into an advanced behavioral health program.

OCD Treatment
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) can fill your life with uncontrollable thoughts (obsessions) and rituals (compulsions) and stand in the way of relationships and your career.

Christians Also Feel Discouragement and Disappointment

Disappointment

Discouragement and disappointment are emotions that weigh down most human beings at one time or another, and Christians are not excluded from this.  Discussed below are four cases from the Bible that show how Christians got their fair share of these emotions.  Hopefully, it will provide you with some inspiration to face whatever discouraging situation you might be facing in your life today.

In the Bible, Job didn’t feel supported by his spouse and friends during his time of suffering and his questioning of God.  He instead felt discouraged as his friends and wife were blaming him for his afflictions.  They thought they were being helpful.  Just like in the case of Job, we sometimes feel that our family and friends fail to understand our painful situations, and, in turn, fail to support us as we would like.  Such a feeling of disappointment may leave us discouraged.

The second case is when Elijah expected that Ahab and Jezebel would go before God and repent their sins. They had witnessed miracles being done on Mount Carmel but still refused to repent.  The two kings were very stubborn, a situation that discouraged Elijah to go on with his ministry according to 1 Kings 19.  We too feel discouraged with life circumstances especially when we pray without ceasing and things fail to change as per our expectations.

According to Lamentations Chapter 3, Jeremiah was facing a lot of discouragement with God, and believed God was against him. He was so angry with him, and he even stopped having hope in him.

Another scenario that showcases discouragement in the Bible is after Jesus was crucified.  Before he rose again from the dead, his disciples felt discouraged because they had hoped that he was the Messiah who was going to save Israel according to Luke 24:21. They harbored a lot of disappointment, at the time, since they felt that Jesus failed to fight for his kingdom.

It is also common to feel discouraged and disappointed with ourselves.  It doesn’t feel good when we fail to live up to our own expectations or someone else’s expectations.  This is seen in the bible when Peter was told by Jesus that he would deny him three times, as seen in Mathew 26:31 and Matthew 74 and 75.  When it finally happened, Peter was discouraged and even depressed to learn that he was not as brave as he thought he was.

As you can see, from Job to Peter, Christians depicted in the Bible suffered from disappointment and discouragement just as we do today.  Check back here for my next blog on helpful tips to handle discouragement.

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