The Need to Work Step One

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The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.

In 12-Step sexual recovery meetings we often hear discussion about ‘hitting bottom’ and the resultant ‘moment of clarity’ where we finally understood and accepted the fact that we have a major problem and needed to make significant changes. Unfortunately, these moments of clarity can be fleeting. When the crisis passes, so does our desire to live differently. This is where Step 1 comes in. We work Step 1 by unearthing our complete sexual history and the problems our sexual behaviors have created. In so doing, we see, often for the first time, the totality of our addiction and its consequences. In this way, Step 1 reinforces our moment of clarity, cementing our desire for recovery and healing.

Task for Today
Write down ten consequences you have suffered because of your sexual addiction.