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.

Why Do We Abuse Power?

We see abuse of power everywhere. In the recent news, there have been religious authority figures using their power to commit and cover up sexual and spiritual abuse, political figures using their power to spy on their own citizens, and chances are most of us have felt abused by bosses who use their power to manipulate their subordinates.

Phil Monroe, from Biblical Seminary, recently wrote about spiritual abuse in the church as well as why spiritual leaders abuse power, but his words are relevant to abuses of power all over the world, both within the church and outside. While we may be upset at leaders abusing their power to manipulate large groups of people, their behavior is very similar to the more common perpetrators of small scale power abuse: every single one of us.

We have all used power to manipulate those around us, whether it is our children or friends, we have all abused the trust instilled within us to coerce someone to do something not necessarily for their own well-being. I’ve seen parents manipulate their children for their own selfish means, and I personally have convinced friends to do things against their own well-being in order to achieve what I desired. We all sin, and we all have abused the bonds we’ve built at some point or another, but why do we do this and how can the scripture help enlighten us on our own selfish actions?

Most abuses of power come out of efficiency. Just as using a gun to silence someone is more efficient than using words to come to an agreement, it is often easier to achieve our own plans or desires through manipulation than through honest means. It doesn’t mean either is the right thing to do.

Often, we see others abuse power out of fear, especially fear of losing control. It could be argued that this is one of the biggest forces driving political abuse of power. Leaders are constantly in fear of losing power, just as we might be pushed to manipulation over fear of losing our job, home, or stability.

Sometimes, we abuse power to avoid doing negative actions we consider to be more serious by forcing others to do those actions instead. We do this to avoid placing the blame on ourselves, but it is only delusion that allows us to pretend we are not to blame for things we make others do. It also violates the version of love we have learned from God. He doesn’t force us to do anything, but offers us love and lets us accept it and live in his light.

What can we do to avoid abusing those around us? Monroe offers some options, but it is always best for always try to live in the spirit of the lord. Giving up control of the future is painful and frightening for many, but we should honor the trust and power others have given us more than certainty that we may get the results we personally desire.

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