Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Anonymity and Confidentiality
What do we do when we face someone in public that we know from CR? What do we do when we have so called "juicy" info that was shared in our group? If they live in a different town, surely no one will ever find out right???? Or will they???
We don't expect everyone to agree with the small group guidelines in the group but we do ask that everyone respect and honor them. These are designed to keep the group safe and productive. We thank you in advance for honoring each and every guideline.
(4) Anonymity and confidentiality are basic requirements. What is shared in the group stays in the group!
This includes telling others what was said or done in the group, gossip disguised as a prayer request, or acknowledging someone on the street as knowing them from C|R. We don't want to violate trust, safety, or make people afraid to share risky information. All can attend anonymously with assurance that your attendance and the information you share will be held in strict confidence. Our motto is "who you see here, what you hear here, and what you say here, stays here."
The main role of our leaders of small groups is to keep the small group safe.
When we agree to sit in the small groups of Celebrate Recovery we are making a covenant with others in that group that we will abide by the guidelines and honor what the leader of the group is enforcing.
Scripture says,in Prov Chapter 10:18-21 "...whoever spreads slander is a fool. When words are many , sin is not absent, but he who holds his tongue is wise. The tongue of the righteous is choice silver, but the heart of the wicked is of little value. The lips of the righteous nourish many, but fools die for lack of judgment."
Or as the Message version reads:
18 Liars secretly hoard hatred;
fools openly spread slander.
19 The more talk, the less truth;
the wise measure their words.
20 The speech of a good person is worth waiting for;
the blabber of the wicked is worthless.
21 The talk of a good person is rich fare for many,
but chatterboxes die of an empty heart.
If you would like to be a part of a safe place and experience healing in your life like never before, please contact Rodney at 479-659-3679 or firstname.lastname@example.org about joining Celebrate Recovery