Chrissy Kirkman FINDINGbalance

As an organization shaped by a Biblical worldview, we feel called to serve all individuals equally with the love and truth of Christ, regardless of their personally held views on faith, gender, race, sexual orientation or other factors. This page outlines our core beliefs. If you require further information on these points, please make use of our Contact form to share your questions with us.

Chrissy Kirkman, Executive Director

We believe:

  • Every person deserves to receive quality, whole-person care by skilled, caring professionals.
  • Individuals are deserving of this care regardless of their personal faith, beliefs, worldview, sexual orientation or lifestyle.
  • Eating disorders and body image issues are complex issues with a variety of unique factors at work in each individual.
  • A balanced treatment approach is one that gives appropriate, evidence-based attention to an individual’s whole person wellness, including biological, psychological, emotional, spiritual and relational health.
  • Jesus’ Gospel is one of love and grace, not rigid rules and legalistic standards which lead to shame and hiding.
  • When relapse happens, grace is more powerful than shame in moving forward.
  • God grants each individual free will and allows us all to make choices that can be life-giving or life-robbing.
  • Brokenness is a factor of the human condition, and we are all fellow journeyers toward the life of freedom God desires for us.
  • With proper care, guidance and with the support of healthy community, individuals can fully recover from bondage to eating issues.

As a Christian organization, we hold to the following doctrinal beliefs:

  1. We believe the Bible to be the inspired, authoritative Word of God.
  2. We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
  3. We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ; that he was born of a virgin, knew
    no sin, died on the cross as the atonement of our sins, was buried, and on the third day rose again, ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of God the Father, interceding on our behalf.
  4. We believe in the Holy Spirit who indwells, sanctifies and empowers every believer in Jesus Christ.
  5. We believe that man was created in the image of God, fell into sin in Adam, and that human beings do not have the power to save themselves from sin, including addiction.
  6. We believe that salvation is a free gift of God, provided by grace through faith in Christ alone.