Category Archives: Steps

Posts relating to a specific Step in the 12 Step Program. See also specific pages for each step.

Step Six – Change of Heart

Once again, I would like to begin by quoting some of the handbook materials. In step six we recognize that good intentions or willpower are not enough to completely eliminate our weaknesses. Only God can fully change our character and … Continue reading

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Step Five: Honesty

In the material for Step Five it talks of three gifts we receive through working step five: 1) self awareness: By reviewing our step 4 we become aware of feelings and attitudes that have influenced who we have become thus … Continue reading

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Step Four – Truth

As Brigham Young said, “the greatest lesson you can learn is to know yourself.”. Step four is all about getting to know yourself. Through step four you identify characteristics, thoughts, behaviors, relationships, and events that make us who we are. … Continue reading

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Step three – Trust in God

I would like to start by quoting some of the quotes in the handbook that are inspiring and sum up what step three is all about. Elder Neal A. Maxwell said, “as one’s will is increasingly submissive to the will … Continue reading

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Identifying Unhealthy Behaviors

There is a supplemental lesson in the 12 step book entitled “identifying Unhealthy Behaviors” that goes through the many behaviors that are common in handling a loved ones addiction. These behaviors include, denial (ignoring what is happening, the solution is … Continue reading

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Step Two

In the beginning of the reading material for step two it states in a nutshell what step two is all about when it says “we seek to have the constant companionship of the Holy Ghost for guidance and spiritual nourishment … Continue reading

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Step One

Elder Russell M. Ballard said “addiction surrenders . . . freedom to choose. Through chemical means, one can literally become disconnected from his or her own will!”. This applies to all addictions, whether chemicals introduced into the body or chemicals … Continue reading

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