It helps me to remember that this longing for clarity, so familiar to those in Twelve-Step programs
, is expressed in a prayer for help--in the fervent hope for a kind of discernment that relies on God's grace and strength, every day.
include making a list of those you have harmed, sharing it with someone and then making amends, when possible.
Throughout the book McCorkel draws comparisons between PHW and twelve-step programs
such as Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA).
are renowned for their ability to bring communities of sufferers of addictions and compulsive disorders together in a climate of support and respect, and through the steps, to empower sufferers to create personal change for a healthier life.
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The chapter discusses the Twelve-Step programs
including Alcoholics Anonymous.
Expert opinions and references to twelve-step programs
lend gravitas to the text.
are full of people who progress, some despite vociferous inner protest, to Step 5: Admit to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.
have always suggested putting on paper a "searching and fearless moral inventory," where people in recovery take a look at their lives and write down what they see.
have been the mainstay for helping alcoholics to quit drinking, but a significant number of people who try these programs do not find them helpful or suffer relapses.
The treatment methods to which they referred included cognitive behavioral therapy, group therapy, medications, individual psychotherapy, and twelve-step programs
Cults seek to control you; AA and other twelve-step programs
seek to liberate you.