These guidelines are designed to provide a safe and productive meeting for everyone.
Please honor these guidelines throughout the meeting.


  1. Keep your sharing focused on your own thoughts and feelings. Limit your sharing to three to five minutes.
  2. There will be NO cross talk. Cross talk is when two individuals engage in conversation, excluding all others. Each person is free to express his or her feelings without interruptions.
  3. We are here to support one another, not “fix” one another.  This keeps us focused on our own issues.
  4. Anonymity and confidentiality are basic requirements. What is shared in the group stays in the group. The only exception is when someone threatens to injure themselves or others.
  5. Offensive language has no place in a Christ-centered recovery group.  This includes use of graphic descriptions.