Finishing Strong Principles

In order to finish the Christian life strong, a person must practice the following principles daily-

  1. Brokenness-We admit that our destructive sexual behavior has become unmanageable and that we are powerless to control our lives. John 12:24 and Matthew 5:4.
  2. Surrender-We believe in God, accept His grace, and surrender our lives and wills over to His care. Romans 6:12-13 and Romans 12:1-2.
  3. Dependence-We daily exercise our dependence upon God to do in and through us what we are incapable of doing ourselves. John 15:5 and Philippians 4:13.
  4. Pursuit of God-We improve our daily conscious contact with God through His Word, prayer, and meditation in order to develop true intimacy with Him. Jeremiah 29:11-14.
  5. Isolation-We avoid isolation by finding a safe place, a safe person, and a safe group of men recognizing that the battle for sexual integrity is not fought alone. Proverbs 18:1.
  6. Soul Surgery-We thoroughly examine our core fears, past wounds, past actions, and current thoughts and feelings. Jeremiah 17:9.
  7. Honesty-We make the commitment to being 100% honest and practice absolute honesty as an essential, non-negotiable discipline in our recovery journey. Ephesians 4:25.
  8. Confession-We admit to God and to others the exact nature of our actions and that these actions are wrong. James 5:16 and 1 John 1:9.
  9. Vision-We embrace the visions of absolute sexual integrity and finishing strong living life one day at a time in the context of that final ONE DAY. Proverbs 29:18.
  10. Self-care-We practice caring for ourselves physically, emotionally, relationally, mentally, and spiritually. Ecclesiastes 10:10.
  11. Journey-We recognize that Finishing Strong is a process not an event. It is a journey and not a destination. We must be committed to the process of Finishing Strong recognizing that this journey will take endurance, perseverance, and resilience. Proverbs 24:16.
  12. Tell story-As we live in sexual integrity we must carry our message of Christ’s healing to others who still struggle. Mark 5:19.