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I'm an LDS father-of-four in my 30s, and I have a strong desire to overcome my addictions.
I'm an LDS father-of-four in my 30s, and I have a strong desire to overcome my addictions.

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Healing My Marriage: Clarification Letter
I recently wrote a letter to my wife, acknowledging the emotional trauma I've caused her through my behavior throughout our relationship. It was an incredibly powerful experience for us both, so I thought I'd share. I had a three-page prompt I was working f...
Healing My Marriage: Clarification Letter
Healing My Marriage: Clarification Letter
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Willingness to Reject Unwillingness
Step Six: “As long as we could see the possibility of becoming
willing, we were still in the program. At times of unwillingness, we prayed for
willingness.” I love the phrasing “see the possibility of becoming
willing,” as though it’s a target I’m aiming at...
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I Am Powerless Over My Character Weaknesses
Alright! I'm going to just dive right in where I was commenting on the Step Into Action step five: “I was horrified to hear myself recite behaviors and
attitudes of a very different person from the one I had hoped to become.” The memory of my addiction beha...
I Am Powerless Over My Character Weaknesses
I Am Powerless Over My Character Weaknesses
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Taking Up Residence in Reality
As you may have noticed, I’ve taken a bit of a hiatus from
posting. In the interest of honesty, let me address what happened. I was making
good progress working in and writing about the Step into Action books, but when
I tried actually doing the step work I...
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"Our Sobriety Becomes the Most Important Thing Each Day in Every Circumstance"
Part of me is not really comfortable with the way I think about the steps--I think, "now I'm done with step one, so I'm going to start step two." The problem with that kind of thinking is that nobody ever finishes step one. Or any of the steps, for that mat...
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I Am My Biggest Stumbling Block to Developing Christ-like Attributes
10/30/16 "What does sanity mean to me? How would I like to be different?" I would add to these questions, "what does recovery look like?" And answer them with the most recent realization I have about myself: I am stuck in a lot of ways, and I don't want to ...
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"What is the Next Right Action I Should Take?"
10/23/16 Have I harmed myself or others physically, emotionally, or spiritually? This is one of 36 questions Step Into Action asks at the end of step one to get me to realize the exact ways and the degree of my powerlessness/unmanageability. Many of the oth...
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Understanding, Accepting, and Admitting my Powerlessness (More Step Into Action Work)
10/17/16 By accepting reality, by acknowledging our disease, by embracing our failure, we found hope. This was the start of surrender. We began to build a road to recovery. There are so many paradoxes in the gospel--Jesus tells us that those who seek their ...
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Finding Rudders: Another Response to "Step Into Action"
Well, here's two weeks in a row. Good for me. Here are my thoughts about key ideas I read about in the SA workbook Step Into Action: 10/10/16 "Doing without a sponsor is like piloting a ship without a rudder. The sailor is at the mercy of whatever current c...
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"Seven Days Without a Meeting Makes One Weak"
I feel like I've done a fair amount of meta-commentary about myself in the past, so I want to keep it short before getting into what I want to write about. Over the last year I've learned some really important skills/principles, enough that I was able to ma...
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