Recovery
Freedom
Grace
Helping Men to Create a New Life through Christian Education & Sober House Living
Grand Rapids, Mi 49503
New Life Recovery Residence 
Recovery Residence for men struggling with 
alcohol & drug abuse


Survey of Residents
Reasons to move into a recovery residence in order of importance!
Cleanliness and nice place that I can be proud of to live in
Character of administration 
Length of Stay
No smoking & air quality in house
Biblically based Christian program
Shared responsibility and assigned jobs 
Peaceful atmosphere with teamwork and brotherhood 
Accountability & moral support
Cost of program fees 
Connection to outside churches, meetings and people
Drug and alcohol testing at the sober house
Discipline, rules and structure 
Quiet place
Educational Meetings
No sex offenders in house
Location 
Access to computer, tv and internet 
Number of bathrooms and showers vs men 
Number of people living in the house
Privacy
Personal safety and neighborhood safety
Bedroom size
Washer & Dryer
Food separation
Visitation from others
Self governing without much administration
character of people who are in the sober house 
Administration showing grace in a relapse
Freedom to do what I want, when I want, having no curfew & overnight stays

Living Out My Choices – Choose Wisely
Choice is the most powerful tool that God has given me.
I must use choices wisely to have a good future.
My past choices define who I am now and my current character.
My current choices will determine who I will become.
Choice is the difference between heaven and hell.
Choice is the difference between blessings and curses.
Choice is the difference between living a good life and living a chaotic life.
Choice is the difference between good health and bad health (for the most part).
Who I choose to associate with, will determine who influences me.
I can choose to learn or stay stagnant.
My choices made now will dictate my future.
The biggest choice that I will ever make, that will affect my future the most, is receiving Christ into my heart and living out of who God says I am or not.
The second biggest choice that I will ever make, is who I will marry.
The choice to learn about how money works will determine my financial future and will take that financial pressure off my back or not.
The choice to learn about how to communicate and deal with difficult people now, will determine my future mental and emotional well-being.
The choice to give to God and others will determine my mental, 
emotional and spiritual well-being.
Making right choices will open doors of favor with God and others.
Making wrong choices will close doors to my future that would have been open to me.
There may be severe consequences to my wrong choices.
There may be extreme blessing operating out of my right choices.
My choices can divide or unite.
If I live, allowing the spirit of God to work through me, I will live with the fruit of the spirit living in me which will include love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. 
Gal 5:22
Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap. Gal 6:7
And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap, if we do not lose heart. Gal 6:9
NLRR SJ