Understand the Root of your Pain
Get a Plan for Recovery Beyond your Retreat
Have Hope Again
We Can’t Address Addiction without Addressing the Pain Under it.At Twelve Stones, we understand addiction isn’t just about your vice – it’s about coping with pain that has long been buried away. While the journey to healing isn’t easy – it’s possible. We know, because we’ve seen it time and time again.
You are valuable and capable of Change.
We believe ending your addiction and creating lasting change is not just a result of self-discovery, discussions with a counselor, treatment programs, and interacting with recommended techniques. It is an organic overflow of an abiding relationship with Jesus.
During your time at Twelves Stones, you’ll be partnered with one of our well-trained, experienced counselors, to uncover the root cause of your addiction. Then, your counselor will provide Biblical insight on your mental, emotional and/or physical struggles, and help you build a practical plan for lasting recovery from your addiction. Your counselor and advocate serve as understanding friends and accountability partners as you put the plan you developed at your 3-day intensive counseling retreat into action.
If you or a loved one is struggling with an addiction, schedule a call with us today to discuss how we can help.
Join a community of people who have built a foundation for a brighter future at Twelve Stones.
“This was an answered prayer. I felt the Lord minister to me personally through our counselor. Craig was very understanding and affirming when I shared some things that weren’t easy to share.”
Take the first step toward a new beginning.
Here’s a path to a new beginning:
Book Your Retreat
You don’t have to walk through your struggles alone. Apply for a retreat and begin your path to healing.
Attend Your Retreat
Join us at our restful retreat center for three days of in-depth counseling. Here, you’ll experience a deep relational connection with your counselor, freedom from distractions, and focused time for careful assessment, Biblical insight, and practical planning for a brighter future. You’ll bring an advocate with you, who will help you implement your plan when you go home, so you feel supported long after your retreat.
Move Forward With Hope
Return home with renewed hope and a clear path forward. We’ll equip you and your advocate with resources and help you follow a practical plan to continue the work you started at Twelve Stones.
Bringing an AdvocateWe believe community is essential for a healthy, faithful life. Struggles should be shared not hidden. So, the community is also at the core of our counseling process. Every counselee must bring a friend of the same gender with them on their retreat who they are already in close community with. We call this friend an advocate.
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Who can be my advocate?
An advocate is a concerned friend, fellow church go-er, small group/life group leader, counselor, or another church leader that is willing to come alongside you in this difficult season. Each counselee in attendance needs a same-gender advocate.
This person should be a follower of Christ who knows you, loves you, and is eager to help you. They are committing to “Bear [Your] burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.” (Galatians 6:2).
Note: while family members can be an option, we would qualify that category as follows:
- Spouses: We ask your spouse to find a same-gender friend to come alongside them for the counseling retreat and beyond. Your spouse is welcome to attend the retreat but as added support, not an advocate.
- Parents/Adult Children: Similar to spouses, parents to their children or adult children to their parents typically are not the best choice for advocates. They may attend as added support, but each counselee needs a same-gender advocate.
What does an advocate do?
PRAY: Prayers lead us to rely on God for openness, wisdom, clarity, and lasting change as we seek to bring help to others. Advocates are prayer warriors in the counseling room.
GIVE INSIGHT: A person in your community who already knows you and understands your current struggle will be able to provide valuable input to the counselor about how you are doing and where you are struggling. Advocates also can help you ask questions you may not feel comfortable asking. So, in every way advocates help us have deeper insights.
TAKE NOTES: Good notes provide you with tangible reminders of core issues addressed, important principles reviewed, and most importantly, key Scriptures to be meditated on in the days and weeks ahead. Advocates take that burden off your shoulders.
FOLLOW-UP: We encourage advocates to commit to six months of intentional follow-up with you after your visit to Twelve Stones. We will provide you with a summary and action plan that gives you additional guidance and direction. Beyond that, after our time together, your advocates can reach out to us for additional guidance at any time.
Why is an advocate vital?
In our experience, the presence of an advocate drastically improves the success of what takes place in counseling and after. Many times, those in crisis have been isolated from the community. Advocates help to bring them back into a healthy, biblical community. They care for you deeply and will be a friend, guide, and encourager through your toughest days. If you don’t think you have an advocate, please reach out. We will help you find one.