We are a Christian online resource and support group for women whose lives have been impacted by loved ones caught in the web of pornography and/or sexual addiction. Here you will find sharing, caring, love, hope, and prayer to help you daily walk out the Lord's plan for your life.
We are a peer support group. We come from a wide range of denominational backgrounds, occupations, ages, and stages of our own personal healing. We are each in a unique situation, but each of us shares similar experiences, emotions, fears, and hopes.
• To empower women and give them new hope in Jesus Christ.
• To assist women in regaining and restoring individual mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual balance in their lives.
The origins of NLP began in February, 1997 when a small group of women discovered that, while there were support groups available for sexually addicted men, there was little help for their partners. By the end of that year, the group sharing supportive emails totaled about 15 women.
As differences evolved regarding principles of recovery, the group split and the entity now known as New Life Partners came under the leadership of Cindy (known as "rflectslgt"). With more administrative chores required as more ladies joined, Cindy asked other members to help in various ways, including website managers, greeters, praise and prayer leaders, Bible study leaders, and more.
By 2002, NLP had grown to over 300 members! In April, New Life Partners, Inc. became a non-profit corporation, with a Board of Directors of seven women. In May, our first face-to-face meeting was attended by five board members and three other volunteers. The NLP library was started, offering ladies access to some of the books that many of us have found so helpful in this walk.
In March, 2003, we were granted federal 501(c)(3) nonprofit standing. In May, following our first annual corporate board meeting in Texas, we held the first annual retreat open to all NLP members. We found that when God creates a circle of friends, it is a loving circle indeed.
In September, 2004, our beloved leader and President, Cindy, went to be with the Lord, after a lifetime of disability from a heart defect. We have missed her very much ever since, but NLP continues to follow the vision that God had put upon Cindy's heart for this group.
Those were exciting, early years for NLP. Since then, we have seen many sisters come and go. We have witnessed heartache and despair, brokenness and wounding. We have held up the bleeding with words of encouragement, love, care, and with our many prayers. By the grace of Jesus and the power of the Holy Spirit we have also seen miracles of healing within individual hearts and minds; some have had to make the tough decisions of separation or divorce and others have experienced restored marriages beyond what they could have imagined. All the glory goes to God our Father.
[Note: We define ourselves as a Christian group, though we do not screen members by faith or denomination. In an effort to be welcoming to all, we have minimized our faith statement to a very few basic beliefs. You do not have to agree with these, or even to consider yourself a believer to be a part of the group, but the Board of Trustees has adopted these points as the faith basis of New Life Partners.
We believe in one God existing in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit; all equal in power and glory.
We believe that the Bible is God's authoritative Word.
We accept that by God's grace, broken and suffering people can be released from sin and self-destructive behavior. This is possible through our faith, our acknowledgement of our need for God and accepting Jesus Christ as our Savior.