Although our experiences are different, certain aspects are common to many of us….
We do not have to obsess about the past or worry about the future. We can turn our attention to the present, where we really live, and become open to new solutions….
Most of us know that we caused harm in one way or another, but in the past we chose to feel guilty without doing anything about it….
To hit bottom is to reach such a low point—mentally, physically, emotionally, and spiritually—that we break through our denial….
We learn many new solutions to old problems. Central to these are the Twelve Steps, a spiritual program of recovery. Following these steps leads to freedom from addictive sexual behaviors and to the healing of our minds, bodies, spirits, relationships, and sexuality….
Over time, the spiritual principles in the steps become integrated into our thoughts, feelings, and behavior….
With the Twelfth Step we seek to consciously practice these principles in our lives, not only as ways to keep us sexually sober, although that will always remain important, but as lights to guide us in everything we do….
As long as we can be honest, even a little bit, we can move forward in our recovery….