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The Twelve Steps

Life Recovery

  1. We admitted that we were powerless over our problems—that our lives 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 wills and our lives 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 God 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 wherever possible, except when to do 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 that 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 our affairs.

Living Life Recovery.

  1. I admit that my life is a mess and I am out of control.
  2. I believe God exists, that he cares about me and he can help me to regain control of my life.
  3. I am making a decision to let God help me change and commit to working with him to do so.
  4. In order to help me change, I will investigate and record with god’s help – my sinful habits and attitudes.
  5. On completion of my list of sinful habits, I will confess them to God and to someone that I trust. 
  6. After discovering my sinful habits and attitudes and confessing them, I am now willing to let God change me.
  7. Through acknowledgment of god’s supreme power, I humbly ask him to help me change my sinful habits and attitudes.
  8. As part of the process of change, I will identify and record everyone I have harmed and through prayer become willing to make restitution to them.
  9. Having identified the people, I have harmed, I will now go and make restitution to them. Unless to do is going to cause them or other pain or suffering.
  10. Now that I am in the process of change, I will check myself daily to make sure I am not slipping back into my old ways and if I am, I will take steps to rectify it.
  11. In order to discover God’s purpose for my life, implement it, and improve my relationship with Him, I will spend time daily in prayer, reading the Bible, and meditating on it.
  12. Having gone through these steps and discovering the importance of an individual relationship with God through Jesus, I will try to live according to His principles and to lead others to a personal relationship with Him.

The Twelve Steps used in Living Life Recovery have been adapted from the Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous.

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