Friday, April 17, 2015

Glorious Hope

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Why Join Glorious Hope?
Life’s problem wouldn’t be called hurdles if there wasn’t a way to get over them.

We all want to be winners in the race of life. Unfortunately, we are carrying weights that slows us down and prevents us from winning.
Glorious Hope is a program helping individuals address personal life issues and more. It is a systematic step-by-step program that identifies and resolves issues that are manifestations of deep-seated hurts, habits and hang-ups. Though no one can go back and start anew, anyone can edit their life story now to have a different ending.

Glorious Hope Ministry
Frequently Asked Question and Answers

What is Glorious Hope?
Glorious Hope is a program that helps and equips individuals,
addresses personal life issues and more. It is a systematic step-by-
process that identifies and resolves issues that are manifestations
of deep-seated hurts that happened in our past as a result of our
family dynamics. As a way of survival, we adapted certain coping
mechanisms that formed and shaped our behavior resulting to our
current attitude and character.

Who can join Glorious Hope?
The Glorious Hope program is open to all male and female
participants starting from 14 years old and upward. It is open
to all CCF members, non-members of CCF, all denomination
and/or religion who want to learn and be equipped on how to
address personal life issues and more.

Who will benefit from Glorious Hope?
a. Individuals who want to learn and be equipped with life
kills in dealing with various challenges in life and are
trapped in or in bondage to their destructive past,
recurring behavioral problems and character formation.

b. Families who want to learn and be equipped in how to
respond properly to marital conflicts, rebellious or
delinquent children and emotional detachment from one

c. Small Group Leaders who want to be equipped and
learn skills on life-to-life discipleship and/or life coaching.
They will also be equipped with listening and how-to- ask
questions skills necessary in facilitation.

d. Professionals, Managers, pastors, and Full time
church workers will also benefit from this program as
their skills in discernment and mentoring will be enhanced.

What can we learn from the Glorious Hope program?
Our program is designed to mentor and equip not only individuals
but also their families who we believe are influential and have
a part in shaping and forming the character and personality of
a person. It aims to pass on life skills in dealing with issues
and problems that trigger the thoughts and behavior of the
individual. It also prepares them to mentor others in the future
through the program, which also becomes part of their therapy.

What activities can we expect every week?
You will hear testimonies of former participants and a lecture
on the Lesson for that week. The lecture will help prepare
participants to answer their assignments during the week so
that they can discuss their answers with their assigned group
on their next meeting. These assignments focus on their past
and ongoing interactions within their families, the choices they
made in response to situations or circumstances in their family,
social life and work. The assignments are carefully designed
exercises that explore the participant’s personal lives in a non
confrontational manner. It progressively unravels the person’s
deep-seated core issues that formed his/her character and
personality that influence his or her behavior.

The Glorious Hope Recovery Program is a series composed of
three workbooks:

Participants workbook 1 deals with the shedding of our old self-
signified by its orange color. This part of the program helps us
to acknowledge that we are not god and that there is a God who
is powerful yet loving and compassionate who wants to heal us.
This workbook needs to be accomplished first to prepare us in
doing an inventory of ourselves, which is the second part of the

Participants Workbook 2 deals with our growth, which explains
its green color. The shedding of our old self will allow the
new self to grow. Growing involves discovering the truth that
is hidden in us, the resentments we still keep, our distorted
fear, our false guilt, our false sense of shame and our sexual
conduct. It assesses the character we have developed through
the years and evaluates our relationship with people leading to
reconciliation. This part of the program is necessary in order to
prepare us for service.

Participants Workbook 3 deals with service. Its yellow color
alludes to the works we will be doing that should reflect the
glory of God shining brightly through our transformed lives. We
can only accomplish this if we know our life’s purpose and why
we were created. Knowing our purpose will help us prioritize
what is important and will lead us to our mission in life.
The systematic and progressive approach of this program in
recovery is not achieved in one run. Rather this program is a
continuing journey that one adopts as a lifestyle.

Why should I attend Glorious Hope?
We all want to be winners in the race of life. Unfortunately, we
are carrying weights that slow us down and prevent us from
finishing the race set before us. In Glorious Hope, we will help
you uncover or discover these weights that we consciously or
unconsciously harbor that are hidden deep in us.

How long is the program and how much should we pay?
The GH module is borne by the 12-step discipline and consists
of 17 Lessons. The program normally runs for a period of 20
weeks. The program is free however participants will have to
shoulder the cost of workbooks sold at P100.00 each. Donations
to our program are welcome.

What are some of the issues discuss in Glorious Hope and
their definitions?

a. Alcoholism - A repeated compulsion beyond control to be
drunk or intoxicated with alcohol.

b. Anger - Anger is a normal and healthy emotional
response that may turn destructive and lead to problems
when not controlled. It is an adaptive response to threats,
inspires powerful and aggressive feelings and behavior
and often accompanied by physiological changes like
increased heart rate or blood pressure. It ranges in
intensity from mild irritation to rage or fury.

c. Codependency - is the fallacy of trying to control interior
feelings (of safety, self worth and identity) by controlling
people, things, and events on the outside. To the
codependent, control or the lack of it is central to every
aspect of life. A codependent is one who has allowed
another person’s behavior affect him or her and obsessed
with controlling that person’s behavior. Codependency
seeks to please people in order to protect the self.

d. Compulsive Debting - involves patterns of compulsive
spending that do not satisfy real needs, or holding back
payment of bills and debts even when there is money
to pay for these. They neglect some creditors or simply
ignore debts for some time hoping these would somehow
get paid miraculously.

e. Depression - is a condition that involves feelings of
sadness lasting for two weeks or longer that affects one’s
ability to perform the usual tasks and activities of daily
living. It affects the mind, but this does not mean, “It’s all
in your head.” It can be a medical illness linked to changes
in the biochemistry of the brain.

f. Drug Addiction - The chronic or habitual tendency to use
any chemical substance to alter states of body or mind
for other than medically warranted purposes.

g. Eating Disorder (Anorexia or Bulimia) - is about using
control as a substitute for self-esteem, holding the
belief that “If I control myself and my circumstances then
I’ll be acceptable”. People with eating disorders equate
their worth with their weight, clothing size or shape and
are usually dissatisfied with their body.

h. Effects of Abuse - When someone grows up in a home
where there was abuse but don’t even call it as such lest
it would make the powerful person responsible angry
resulting to potential danger. It is also difficult to accept
someone you love has hurt you. So, many survivors
assumed responsibility for the abuse – even thinking it
was because something was wrong with them that
caused the abuse. However, core feelings that were
born in the environment of abuse strangle their emotional
and developmental growth.

i. Family Dysfunction - Family dysfunction can be any
circumstance that interferes with healthy family
functioning; where there is physical or emotional absence
of any of the three elements of a family unit (father,
mother, child or children) and when conflict, misbehavior
and abuse take place on a continuing basis causing the
family members in some cases to think this is normal.

j. Food Addiction - happens when we turn to food to ease
our pain or fear. We think food is safe not realizing it is
becoming our “drug of choice”. As a result of our food
addiction we feel out of control and may struggle with
many other areas of our lives.

k. Gambling - involves voluntarily risking money or valuables
(making a wager or placing a stake) on the outcome of a
game, contest, or other event hoping to win (while paying
a price to win a prize) in which the outcome of that activity
depends partially or totally upon chance or one’s ability
to do something.

l. Grief - is the normal process of reacting to a loss, affliction,
intense sorrow or deep mental anguish. The loss may be
physical (such as a death), social (such as divorce or
misfortune), or occupational (such as a job loss).
Emotional reactions of grief can include anger, guilt,
anxiety, sadness, and despair. Physical reactions of
grief can include sleeping problems, changes in appetite,
physical problems, or illness. In dealing with death, a
grieving person goes through the following five stages:
Denial, Anger, Bargaining, Depression and Acceptance.

m. Homosexuality - is learned behavior which is influenced
by a number of factors: a disrupted family life in early
years, a lack of unconditional love on the part of either
parent, or a failure to identify with the same-sex
parent. Later, these problems can result in a search for
love and acceptance, envy of the same sex, and a
life controlled by various fears and feelings of isolation.
One thing that does seem clear: homosexuality is brought
about by a multitude of root causes. It is simplistic thinking
to lay the blame on any single area. Fears of the opposite
sex, incest, or molestation, dominant mothers and weak
fathers, all of these may play a part in causing
homosexuality but no single factor alone can cause it.
Along with outside factors in a person’s life, his own
personal choices have played a key role in forming and
shaping his homosexual identity, though few will
recognize or admit this.

n. Internet Addiction - is when the virtual world of chat rooms
and games has replaced work, friends, family, and sleep.
It is when the Internet has become a destructive force,
its remarkable benefits overshadowed by its potential
to disrupt the lives of those who can’t resist the lure
of round-the-clock social opportunities, entertainment,
and information. Internet addiction does not cause the
same physical problems as other addictions, but the
social problems parallel those of established addictions.

o. Love Addiction - is characterized by desperate hope
and seemingly unending fears of rejection, pain and
unfamiliar experiences. It shows little faith in one’s ability
or right to inspire love, thus waiting, wishing, and hoping
for love (perhaps the love addict’s least familiar
experience). It looks at love as all-consuming and
obsessive, inhibited, avoids risk or change; it is
manipulative, lacks true intimacy, strikes deals, causes
dependence and parasitism and/or demands the loved
one’s devotion.

p. Sexual Addiction - An addiction to masturbation,
pornography (either printed or electronic), or a relationship
that over the years has progressed to increasingly
dangerous behaviors. This sexual preoccupation usually
leads to acting out (for some it is flirting, searching the
net for pornography, or driving to the park.) When
the acting out happens, there is a denial of feelings usually
followed by despair and shame or a feeling of
hopelessness and confusion

q. Unresolved Guilt and Shame - When the guilt and shame
from the past leaves us feeling incompetent, not good
enough, damaged goods, dirty, stupid, ugly, worthless,
bad, disgusting, weak, undeserving, inadequate and
somehow unworthy of being loved. So, we have learned
to lie in order to cover up who we believe we really are
and we act in ways that either prove or disprove our

r. Workaholism - is a compulsion or obsession with work
to the point of neglecting family, relationships, health, or
the simple pleasures of life.

Butch Mossesgeld 0939-924-4596
Susan Rodriguez
Lyn de Leon

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