423 Community Guidelines
(To be read at every meeting)
Nothing that is said or done in this group is ever discussed with people outside the group without the permission of those involved.
We are here to focus on ourselves, not on others; we share our own experiences, insights, and feelings. We do not offer advice, analyze, or try to “fix” others. All of us are free to find our own answers.
We are considerate of the need for all to share and we limit our own sharing time accordingly.
We agree to be here every week, on time, unless there is an urgent and unavoidable scheduling conflict or genuine emergency. We will call the group leader to explain in advance when we cannot attend or must be late.
We are required to complete weekly homework and to participate in small group discussion time.
We understand the need to be in community and agree to reach out and contact other members throughout the week.
We avoid cross-talk and give each person who shares our undivided attention.
RESPECT OF OTHERS
We guard against offending one another. If someone offends us, or when uncomfortable with anything in this group, we work it out directly with the other member outside the group instead of expecting others to solve the problem or rescue us.
STAY ON THE SUBJECT
We avoid discussions and debates about controversial topics and outside issues unrelated to healthy sexuality.
We recognize the need to support Christ’s mission of bringing freedom to people bound by sexual addiction. We believe that by giving generously, we strengthen our own journey of recovery as well as help others move toward healthy sexuality.
BEFORE WE LEAVE
When we leave or transfer from our group, we do so respectfully by speaking with our leaders first and then saying goodbye to our group in person to provide proper closure.
LET GOD WORK
We do not preach at or lecture the members of this group.
Form adapted from “Group Guidelines,” Pure Desire Ministries Intl. www.puredesire.org. Last revised 6/22/19.