Treatment for Christian Couples
"Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace." - Ephesians 4:2-3
A strong relationship with a partner can be an immensely rewarding experience, providing a companion through good times and bad. Your marriage or partnership can lift you up, strengthening your connection to Christ and helping you live a life of peace.
However, despite the benefits, no relationship is perfect. If your partner is struggling with an addiction to drugs or alcohol, you may feel as though everything is crumbling around you. It may seem as if God has turned his back on you or your spouse, or that some mistake you made led to this change in behavior. You may even believe your relationship is coming to an end or that you're powerless to make a difference.
In the United States, substance abuse is unfortunately common, with approximately 40 million Americans aged 12 and over fighting against the bonds of addiction. Furthermore, roughly 80 million adults display questionable patterns of substance abuse and are considered to be at risk for developing an addiction in the future. And, of course, many of these individuals are Christians.
Consistency, honesty, and spirituality are at the foundation of positive relationships, and an addiction to drugs or alcohol can threaten everything you hold dear. Luckily, there's no need to forge ahead alone. Road to Freedom is a Christ-centered rehabilitation program focused on achieving sobriety while rebuilding faith in the Lord.
If you or your partner is facing a dangerous pattern of abuse with no way out, professional assistance can provide the care you need. Please contact Road to Freedom today to find caring, compassionate, Christian help to overcome addiction and preserve your relationship.
Substance Abuse at Home
A comfortable, quiet home life is often an objective of long-term relationships, but the presence of drug or alcohol abuse can threaten the status quo. In fact, when substance use begins to take precedence, it can often cause strains and pressure in virtually all areas of a partnership. The frequency of arguments may rise, and the risk of physical violence or emotional abuse increase as well. In fact, substance abuse has been found to play a role in 40% to 60% of instances of intimate partner violence.
Abuse and dependence can stand in the way of trust, respect, reliability, and responsibility, turning a once-wonderful partner into a completely different person. Addiction can directly challenge faith as well, creating a divide in what used to be a Christian home. A crisis of faith can be just as damaging as other violations, especially in marriages built on a mutual love of God's word.
Seeing these changes in your partner can be very scary. Many partners of addicts feel helpless, responsible, or even in denial. Some feel as though it's their job to cover up signs of abuse from friends, family members, or employees, while others pull away entirely. There's no right or wrong way to cope with addiction, but there's no escaping the truth: professional help is essential.
The Signs of Addiction
For long-term relationships, it can be very hard to see addiction in a partner. Watching behavior change, especially slowly and over time, can be easy to miss, and even easier to avoid or deny.
However, even functional addicts can only maintain a semblance of normalcy for so long before the walls come tumbling down. If you see these signs, professional assistance is essential.
- Loss of interest, apathy, and complacency in a relationship
- Physical signs of drug use, like bloodshot eyes, aggression, paranoia, and loss of coordination
- Rapid mood swings
- Private or reclusive behavior
- Erratic or out of character behavior
- Changing sleep patterns
Some partners may believe that there's no harm in ignoring or looking past a developing habit, but this can be extremely damaging to your relationship. If partnership behaviors have started to change to accommodate the downward spiral of addiction, your relationship may be in critical danger. For example:
- Pressure to cover for your partner's substance abuse
- Accusatory statements or blaming substance abuse on relationship tension
- Prioritization of substance abuse over time together
- Taking money from joint accounts, stealing, or reckless spending
- Isolation or defensive behavior when asked about usage habits
- A change in worship practices, like refusal to attend church as a family
Couples Behavioral Therapy
When your partner is struggling with addiction, it may feel as though your needs and wants are pushed to the back burner. You may also begin to see changes in your own relationship with God as your spouse's changes, creating a joint crisis of faith that can affect your relationship in drastic and critical ways.
While individual detox and rehabilitation are designed to treat addiction in those who are suffering, this provides no outlet or assistance for partners and spouses. The road to sobriety can't mend the hurt and damage caused within the home, and it can't work to rebuild a joint faith in the Lord.
If you are seeking a way to revitalize and rebuild your relationship with one another as well as your devotion to Christ, a Christian-based couples behavioral therapy program has a lot to offer. Providing a confidential outlet designed to address the root causes of addiction, this process can work to slowly mend the destruction caused by substance abuse.
In addition to offering an inpatient rehabilitation program for those in need of Christian-oriented direction, Road to Freedom can also provide outpatient couples counseling to increase the odds of a successful recovery. Shown in clinical studies to provide greater success rates than individual therapy alone, couples counseling can provide the healing you need to move forward together.
Recovery starts from within, but it also needs to extend to those harmed by addiction. With our help, you can seek treatment for the troubles in your relationship, your faith, and your future.
Personalized Treatment Plans
"For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery." - Galatians 5:1
No two relationships are exactly the same, from faith to family morals. We understand this, and we're prepared to find the ideal perspective for you. No matter the unique struggles you're experiencing, the fights you have, or the issues created by drug abuse, our couples therapy programs can be customized to your needs.
In an effort to provide care that offers the best chance of recovery, we create personalized treatment plans for each and every member of Road to Freedom. Through our programs, you and your partner can learn:
- New methods of communication
- Accountability tools used to promote long-term recovery
- Ways to adjust and refocus unhealthy behaviors
- Healthy coping mechanisms
- Faith-based strategies for confronting challenges
Through one-on-one therapy, meetings with members of the clergy, prayer sessions, and more, we can help you and your partner create a foundation for long-term happiness.
Let Road to Freedom be Your Guide
If your partner's abusive behavior is hurting your relationship, Road to Freedom can help you rebuild your marriage and reclaim your faith. With assistance from licensed, accredited counselors and trained addiction therapists, our Christian-focused processes can help you and your partner heal together. From renewed focus on Christ's love to a clinical approach to mending your relationship, our personalized therapy can be the saving grace you need.
In addition to couples counseling, we are happy to offer numerous other services, including:
- Medically safe drug and alcohol detox
- Introduction to biblically-based 12-step program
- Couples' drug therapy sessions
- Individual and group addiction therapy
- Dual diagnosis treatment
- Relapse prevention
- Court Liaison Program
- Holistic therapies
- Family workshops
- Outpatient treatment
- Aftercare services
Facing life after addiction is never simple, but Road to Freedom can make it easier. Please contact us today at (844) 402-3605 to learn more about what we can do for you, your relationship, and your faith.