“When I’m in judgment of someone else, I have no peace, so I try to stick to taking my own inventory instead…
“To make the Third Step decision is to surrender. We give up the belief that our intellect, our knowledge, our judgment, and…
We turn our will and our lives over to the care of God because our self-directed thoughts and actions have so often led us to acting out, negative consequences, and despair….
Step Three was a problem for me. I didn’t know God….
This profound surrender of old beliefs, habits, and behaviors is something we learn to renew every day….
With small but significant actions, we can work Step Three by establishing a commitment to the program….
And as we grow in recovery, many of us choose to integrate our sexuality with our spirituality. When we are sexual with love, gratitude, and generosity, sex can be an expression of our highest spiritual ideals….
Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood God….
In SAA, we learn to be accountable for our own feelings and behaviors, and to let go of unhealthy responsibility for others….
We loosen the grip on our old destructive patterns, perhaps not knowing yet what will replace them, but in the faith that something better will be revealed….