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.

The Fruit of Love

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“God is Love” by Wingchi Poon – Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons

Written by Lydia D’Ross, Ordained Minister and Outreach Chaplain for Renewal at Brookhaven Hospital

There are nine defined fruits of the spirit that Galatians teaches us and today we are going to be talking about the fruit of love (Galatians 5:22).

The Fruits of the Spirit are a character growth process that God expects us to work to develop. God wants our Christian foundation to be rooted and grounded in love. Each of these fruits is not developed overnight. It is an ongoing process. If you don’t have love in your life, or you don’t feel loved by God, spend some time with Him and He will reveal his overwhelming love to you. There must be a repentance of the heart to feel the love of God. That is why God is asking us to embrace the fruit of love first.  It is the very reason Jesus expressed his love for us on the cross when He said, “Father, forgive them [us] for they know not what they do” (Luke 23:34).

Love does not insist of having it your own way. Love does not behave unbecomingly. Love is not envious of others or boastful, vainglorious, puffed up or conceited. (2 Corinthians 10:18) Love is a verb that requires action. Love does not rejoice at injustice and love asks for forgiveness even if the other person is at fault.  For some, it takes faith to walk in love. But if you love God, you will obey his commandment to love one another as He continually loves us unconditionally.  Spending time in His presence allows God’s love and mercy to enter your heart and fill your home with great peace.

Make a decision to walk in love. Love is a decision, and not just a feeling. Sometimes marriages end not for a lack of love, but because the couple allowed negative communication to go unchecked.  Whatever fire of love that was there, was snuffed out by words of hate. Hate is the opposite of love. Ephesians is very clear about how to walk in love, “Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, clamour and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice; and that ye be kind to one another, tender hearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you” (Ephesians 4:29-32).

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