Tag Archives: 12 Steps

  • Throw That Old, Punishing God Out!
    Wednesday, January 16th, 2019

    Throw That Old, Punishing God Out!

    By Mark Anthony Lord For many people in recovery, the word God carries with it a garbage truck full of pain, confusion, fear, misunderstanding, anger, and resentment. Burned in...
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  • Working Step One: The Powerlessness Inventory
    Tuesday, January 8th, 2019

    Working Step One: The Powerlessness Inventory

    Step One reinforces our “moment of clarity,” cementing our desire for recovery. Being powerless means we have lost control over our sexual behaviors. We engage in these behaviors compulsively,...
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  • The Goal of Working the Steps
    Sunday, December 30th, 2018

    The Goal of Working the Steps

    Perfection is exhausting. Progress is invigorating. We all have goals for recovery, and we all will inevitably fall short of those goals. This is just fine. In fact, it’s...
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  • Help from Your Higher Power
    Monday, December 24th, 2018

    Help from Your Higher Power

    God has no religion. The twelve steps let us develop our own conception of God. As soon as we do this, in whatever way we go about it, even...
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  • Step Twelve: Living the Principles
    Sunday, December 23rd, 2018

    Step Twelve: Living the Principles

    With integrity, you have nothing to fear, since you have nothing to hide. The “work” of Step Twelve can be broken down into two parts: helping others to recover...
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  • Living Life Right Here, Right Now
    Friday, December 7th, 2018

    Living Life Right Here, Right Now

    Gain power by accepting reality. It may be an enduring aspect of human nature to always want a slightly better situation for oneself when facing a problem or challenge....
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  • Using Strengths to Help Overcome Weaknesses
    Wednesday, November 21st, 2018

    Using Strengths to Help Overcome Weaknesses

    Only courageous hearts can endure the bitterness of truth. Psychotherapists sometimes do a brief exercise with new clients, asking them to write two short lists: one list with 10...
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