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Twelve Steps

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Step 8: Making a List, Checking it Twice

Some people use the list they generated from Step 4 to get a ballpark ...

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Step 8: Overview

Step 8 requires more action. From completing a thorough 4th step, we find our ...

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Step 7: The Hope to Push Onward

As I mentioned in previous blogs, the steps are in a certain order for ...

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Step 7: For Some, It’s Easier Said Than Done

My sponsor was with me on the back porch of the halfway house I ...

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Step 7: Achieving Your Potential

It’s important to understand the difference between the shortcomings we want to be removed ...

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Step 7 Overview: Humbly Asked Him to Remove Our Shortcomings

The spiritual principle linked to Step 7 is humility. Humility is defined as a ...

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Step Six: Be Ready to Commit to Change

It comes as no surprise the 12 steps are in a certain order for ...

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Step Six: Acting in Desperation

Step Six, in my opinion, is just as closely associated with Step Five as ...

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Step 6: Becoming a New Person

This step is actually one of the shortest steps in The Big Book because ...

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Step 6 Overview: Removing Defects of Character

Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character Now that ...