19 Day Challenge – Partner with Us in Prayer

Global Teen Challenge hosted its 2015 Prayer Summit this month and we at Ozarks Teen Challenge were honored to join them. For this year’s Prayer Summit, they issued a “19 Day Challenge” to everyone involved with this event. This challenge is an opportunity for Teen Challenge to corporately set apart...

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Teen Addicton-Don’t Battle Alone

The 2007 movie, “300” depicts a version of the Battle of the pass of Thermopylae, in which 300 Spartans stand their ground for 3 days against the entire Persian army. Their brave sacrifices serve to protect and inspire their countrymen enabling them to later rally, defeating the Persians, despite overwhelming...

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Do I Enable? – 7 Characteristics of an Enabler

1. Consistently blames self: “If I were a better parent/grandparent/friend, my loved one wouldn’t be doing this.” 2. Changes the environment to accommodate the person with the problem. “Let’s change schools and get our child away from those troublemakers.” 3. Shields their loved one from consequences. Lies, makes excuses for,...

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Enabling – Offering the Wrong Kind of Help

Enabling is rescuing your loved ones so that they do not experience the painful consequences of their irresponsible decisions.  This may feel like the helpful and natural thing for you to do, but it is only allowing them to continue their addictive behaviors.  Enabling in this way, only keeps them...

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