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.

RENEWAL Devotional: Are You Geared Up? Part 3: The Force of Righteousness



Written by Rev. Lydia D’Ross, ordained minister and the Outreach Chaplain for the Renewal program at Brookhaven Hospital

Before battle, a soldier would fasten the breastplate around his chest to protect his vital organs. If a soldier failed to wear his breastplate, an arrow could easily pierce his heart or lungs. Why is the breast plate of righteousness so important to our spiritual growth? The breastplate of righteousness is to protect your heart as well as your spirit and if unprotected, it will affect your physical body.  God truly wants your whole heart and nothing less. The heart sets the course of our life. The way we direct our heart, is the way we live our lives. Jesus said that out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks (Luke 6:45), and “where your treasure is, there will your heart be also” (Matthew 6:21). A heart that is not right toward God is like a “deceitful bow.”  When we struggle in our life, it is all the more important to spend time with our heavenly Father to show us the path of goodness and righteousness. Failing to apply our breastplate may lead to the deceitful bow piercing through our heart.

It is the reason why we must do everything we can to protect and guard our heart from pride, envy, jealousy, anger, resentment and uninvited feelings toward ourselves and toward others. Psalms says, “If our heart is stubborn, hard, or proud, we will be unable to believe the Word of God.” (Psalm 78:8)

It takes faith to believe that the breastplate of righteousness is working for you. It is your truest defense when you wear the armor. We will encounter injustice in our lives, but we can find hope through the force of righteousness.

There are six pieces to the armor and we have discussed thus far the helmet of salvation and the breastplate of righteousness. Next week we will talk about the shield of faith and the sword of the spirit according to the book of Ephesians.

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