- We admitted we were powerless over lust—that our lives had become unmanageable.
- Came to believe that God could restore us to sanity.
- Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
- Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of our selves.
- Admitted to God, to our selves and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.
- Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.
- Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings.
- Made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all.
- Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.
- Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it.
- Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our relationship with Jesus praying for knowledge of His will for us, and the power to carry that out.
- Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to other lust addicts, and to practice these principles in all our affairs.
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