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Faith in something greater than ourselves enables us to do what we have said we’ll do, to press forward when we are tired or hurt or afraid, to keep going when the challenge seems overwhelming and the course is entirely uncertain.

One issue that many recovering sex addicts have with step two centers on the words “power greater than ourselves.” They immediately connect this language with the God and organized religion of their childhood, and that sends them into a tailspin. The good news is that there is no right wrong way to define “power greater than ourselves.” If an addict chooses to include a formalized version of God and religion in his or her definition of “power greater than ourselves,” that’s great. If not, the addict can think about twelve-step fellowships, loved ones, and others who support their recovery as that power.

Just for Today:
I will consider the many possible meanings of “power greater than myself.”