Many of us first come to Castimonia feeling deeply isolated and ashamed of our behaviors and actions. We may believe that no one could understand us or relate to the things we have done or been through. In meetings, many of us share our experience. Our stories disclose in a general way our struggles with sexual purity and how we deal with them. We share about our problem and how it affected our lives but also of our experiences in recovery.
We continue by sharing our strength in recovery; how we have become honest, how we confront the problem, and how we find strength and support from our Castimonia brotherhood. We share of how Christ has helped us shed our shame and how He helped us remove ourselves from isolation. We share the tools and scriptural solutions we have learned in the program that help keep us sexually pure and how truly difficult it was to admit to ourselves, others, and to God the problem we had. We share about the courage it took to enter this program of recovery and of the strength it takes to work the program. We share how Christ is with us in every step of this spiritual journey of recovery.
Finally, we share our hope with one another. Our hope is for a sexually pure life as God originally intended. We openly discuss our new freedom and give hope, through Christ, to one another in recovery. God can give us this freedom!
You will suddenly realize that God is doing for you what you could not do for yourself.
Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you. (1 Peter 5:7)
Flee from sexual immorality. All other sins a man commits are outside his body, but he who sins sexually, sins against his own body. (1 Corinthians 6:18)
It is God’s will that you should be sanctified: that you should avoid sexual immorality. (1 Thessalonians 4:3)