Brad’s Perspective: Step 6

I’ve completed Step 6 a few times. At first, I thought it would be easy, but I was wrong. The Step reads: “We’re entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.” It’s difficult to share about Step 6 without first mentioning the preceding Steps. By the time a person gets to Step … Continued

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Jenna’s Perspective: Step 5

By Jenna, Renascent Alumni “Admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.” I think the biggest task within Step 5 is understanding that “our wrongs” are a part of our reality. A lot of times, especially at the beginning of my recovery, I tried to pretend those … Continued

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Using Forgiveness as a Tool to Support Recovery

Forgiveness is the process of letting go of anger or resentment after being wronged or doing wrong. Simply saying the words “I forgive you”, or accepting an apology, is not forgiveness. Contrary to what some may believe, forgiveness also does not mean condoning the wrongdoing, or even reconciling the relationship. When we think of forgiveness, … Continued

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