Working Step Five

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The truth will set you free.

If you’re like most recovering sex addicts, you’ll find that as you work step five a sense of relief sets in. Grudges, resentments, fears, and toxic shame that have lingered and contaminated your soul for years miraculously vanish as soon as the underlying events are exposed. Many recovering sex addicts state that completing the fifth step was the turning point in their recovery. They say that sharing their deepest, darkest secrets not only with themselves and God, but with another human being, caused them to feel as if they were finally “a member” of their twelve-step fellowship.

Just for Today
I will accept that the truth, ugly as it may be, is a vital part of my recovery.