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12 Steps to Wholeness in Christ

    1. BROKENNESS: We admitted that in and of our own strength we were powerless over addiction and that our lives had become unmanageable. Psalm 51:17

    2. HOPE: We came to believe that the loving power of God in Christ Jesus could restore us to sanity. 2 Timothy 1:7

    3. SURRENDER: We surrendered our will and our lives to the care of God through repentance and a contrite heart, receiving Jesus Christ as Lord, Savior and Redeemer or recommitting our lives to Him. Galatians 2:20

    4. RIGOROUS HONESTY: We, through the help of the Holy Spirit, made a searching and fearless moral inventory of our thoughts, attitudes and actions that were contrary and hurtful to God, ourselves and others. Psalm 139:23-24

    5. HUMILITY: We prayerfully confessed to God, to ourselves and to another the exact nature of our wrongs, laying them at the Cross. James 5:16
    6. RECONCILIATION: We humbly repented of our sin, asking for absolute forgiveness and the grace to move forward in doing God’s will. 2 Cor. 4:1-2

    7. RESTORATION: We gratefully received God’s forgiveness with joy, having full confidence in the redemptive work of Christ. 1 Corinthians 6: 9-11

    8. INTEGRITY: We made a list of all persons we had harmed and became willing to seek their forgiveness and make amends to them all. Psalm 51:10

    9. COURAGE: We made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others, and we were careful to seek wise biblical counsel and the counsel of the Lord concerning each person. Matthew 5:23-24

    10. MATURITY: We continued to take personal inventory, allowing the Holy Spirit to search our heart, and intentions, and when wrong we promptly admitted it. Eph. 4:22-24

    11. BEING A DISCIPLE OF CHRIST: We sought through prayerful reflection, the counsel of the Holy Spirit through God’s Word, and fellowship with other believers to improve our daily walk with God, praying for the knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out. Psalm 25:4-5

    12. BEING AN AMBASSADOR OF CHRIST: Having been restored to wholeness and right relationship with God, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually, we sought to carry His message of hope and our personal experience of healing and restoration to those still suffering in addiction and to practice these principles in all our affairs. Isaiah 61:1

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* While the above Twelve Steps, were inspired by the Twelve Steps of A.A., they are not really an adaptation.  Rather, they were created specifically for this support group, and should not be construed otherwise.  A.A. is a program concerned only with the recovery from alcoholism and is not affiliated with this support group.  A.A. World Headquarters 8/25/17