Author Preface to Recovering From Sin and Addictions

From the author: Richard Lehman Inspiration for this step guide and training workbook, originally came from other brothers who had themselves been through 12-step programs. I discussed with them about what this type of program would look like from a true Christian perspective. And so this began my burden for writing on the subject. Later … Read more

Introduction to Helping People Recover From Sin and Addictions

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There is a deep empty hole in the heart of the soul, that must be filled. How we fill that hole, or comfort ourselves with that empty space, will determine what sin we become addicted to. Without a godly direction in our life, the heart will begin to fill itself more all the time with … Read more

Recovery from Sin and Addiction – Step 1 – Honesty

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1. We admit that we are powerless over our addiction and that our lives have become unmanageable. When a person comes seeking some help for an addiction, there may be various different reasons why they have come to the conclusion that they need help. One of those reasons may be: Their companion is threatening to … Read more

Recovery from Sin and Addiction – Step 2 – Faith and Hope

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2. We must come to believe that a Power greater than ourselves: Jesus Christ’s sacrificial love, could restore us to sanity. Can I believe? Well if you haven’t completed step one, were you become totally honest with yourself and with God about your addiction, then no! You will not be able to believe. Because to … Read more

Recovery from Sin and Addiction – Step 4 – Courage

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4. We make a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves. To get to this “fearless” self search, we must be broken of our own self-protectionists fears. Courage is being afraid, but deciding anyway to continue to still move forward, right through the fear feeling. And as you continue in this step, and the next, … Read more

Recovery from Sin and Addiction – Step 7 – Humility and Prayer

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7. Humbly asked Him to forgive us and remove our shortcomings So now we have completed Step 6, where we made a complete list of all the behaviors that we desire to have removed from our lives. And as we developed this list, we also worked hard to identify the new behaviors that we would … Read more