12-Steps

AA Step 7 — Humility

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In AA, step 7 is closely aligned with step 6. They’re very similar. In AA, step 7 says, “Humbly asked him to remove our shortcomings.” A shortcoming is just another word for a character defect, which is a phrase that means, “a fault in the way we act.” This could be lying. It could be cheating. It could be stealing. It could be gossiping. So… 

AA Step 6 — Become Entirely Ready

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In AA, step 6 is one of most misunderstood and misinterpreted of the 12 steps. Step 6 in Alcoholics Anonymous reads, “Were entirely ready to have god remove all these defects of character.” (Remember, that’s a god of your understanding. You can work the 12 steps without god). When we talk about step 6, we talk about horrors—the horrors of ourselves. We have a list… 

3 Different Types of Addictions and How They Work

Almost everyone in the world has directly experienced—or had a friend or family member who has dealt with—one of the many different types of addictions that exist. Here are a few of the different types of addictions: Alcohol/drug addiction Social media/video game addiction Food addiction Gambling addiction Sex addiction Shopping addiction Adrenaline addiction Addiction can destroy people’s lives, end relationships, cause severe health problems, or… 

AA Step 5 — Confession

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In AA, step 5 is often looked at as one of the hardest steps that exists. Why? Because the 5th step in AA is confession—and confession is incredibly humbling and humiliating. If you’ve gone through confession before, you know exactly what I’m talking about. Talking about your deepest, darkest secrets isn’t exactly fun—it’s horrible. You feel small. You feel ashamed. You feel humiliated. You feel…