Advanced Recovery

Focuses on: Working the 12 Steps

With the aid of the 12-step program outlined in the Recovery Bible, we take a closer look at our lives, the choices we have made, why we made them, and what we need to do to change how we think.

There is hope for all of us. Even though our hearts hurt, we don't have to settle for who we've been. We can be the person we hope to be. With God's help you can be who He says you are-loved and complete in Him.

The Twelve Steps from the Recovery Bible:

  1. We admitted that we were powerless over our dependencies-that our life had become unmanageable.
  2. We came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.
  3. We made a decision to turn our will and our life over to the care of God.
  4. We made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.
  5. We admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.
  6. We were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.
  7. We humbly asked him to remove our shortcomings.
  8. We made a list of all persons we had harmed and became willing to make amends to them all.
  9. We made direct amends to such people whenever possible, except when doing so would injure them or others.
  10. We continued to take personal inventory, and when we were wrong, promptly admitted it.
  11. We sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God, praying only for knowledge of his will for us and the power to carry it out.
  12. Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to others and to practice these principles in all of our affairs.

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