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.

Helping Pastors Help The Victims of Sexual Abuse

In a recent blog post for Biblical Seminary’s Faculty Blog, Phil Monroe shared an anecdote from a meeting with a couple Christian prosecutors from at least five different states. Not a single one of the prosecutors could remember a time when a pastor attended hearings in support of a victim of sexual abuse, however they all remembered numerous times when those pastors came out in support of the accused offender.

On the surface level, it is easy to understand how this happens. Rarely are victims asked to prove their strength of character or moral fiber, whereas accused offenders often look to clear their reputation by showing their upstanding position in the community. Who better to ask than your pastor?

Sadly, these decision to support accused offenders regularly while not reaching out to offer support to the victims of sexual abuse highlights a clear failing on the part of the church and sends a bad message to the victim. As one of the prosecutors recalled to Monroe, one child, upon seeing the pastor sitting with the offender, asked the lawyer, “Does this mean that God is on his side?”

This is far from a new issue, and the church’s response to sexual abuse allegations has been an increasingly troublesome problem for churchgoers and staff alike. Along with the regular questions that arise during high profile sexual abuse scandals, such as concerns of how to protect your congregation, many churches are also dealing with members who have suffered abuse or are accused of abusing another person, and they don’t have to always be there to support an accused child abuser, even when past interactions give you the opinion that the accused is “a good person.”

Monroe shared a document suggesting 12 ways a pastor, or really any religious leader, can work in a multidisciplinary team towards healing and preventing the sexual abuse of children. They aren’t complicated and can be easily implemented in even the smallest of churches to help protect the congregation.

We all know the Church isn’t responsible for the actual abuse that occurs to children, but we are responsible if we stand in the way of actively protecting the children involved. We need to act more to protect children and show them the protection of the lord rather than defending accused offenders. As Monroe says, “It is time for us to improve the image of the church in the protection and care of victims of abuse.”

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