This is a very good subject in my opinion. As a recovering sex addict the 12 step program is a huge and necessary part of recovery. I had to hit rock bottom like most addicts do to see I have an addiction. My problem started at the age of 11 years old. But I believe these steps to be good for all Christians whether or not they have an addiction. It is a good way to find out who and where you are in your journey with GOD. While going through these steps I have learned I was not where I thought I was in that journey. These 12 steps helped hold a mirror in front of my face, to let me see what I truly had become and where I was in life. And the things I need to change. The 12 steps are based on our relationship with GOD. I feel so much closer to GOD our Father and Christ our Brother than I have ever been. It also has taught me how to surrender to GOD. That is something I had no idea how to do. I thought I knew how, but I didn't know. In short the 12 step program WORKS. And I believe that's its because it is based on the bible and our relationship with our Creator. For the first time in my life I feel I can actually seek first the kingdom of GOD and all His righteousness. This huge sin that was in life that had become an addiction was destroying my relationship with GOD and my family. It had to go. This is hard for me to share but I think I need to show the right example. And to expose this addiction for what it is. I know there are others that are afraid to come forward. I am afraid as well of the response I will get. There is a lot of shame and embarrassment associated with this kind of addiction. I am in recovery now and have sobriety. And I pray everyday for GOD to give me strength to maintain my sobriety. I have realized through this recovery how much I rely on GOD for my daily, hourly and even by the minute help. And my family and my support group and sponsor, they are all important in this recovery and my relationship with GOD.
I hope this story can help others with all types of addictions to seek recovery and help. Us that are addicts cannot do this alone. We need help from GOD and those around us. The tools are available, you just have to realize you need help. My prayers with be for all of you continually.
You are alright! We all go through our shortcomings in this life. Then one day we finally just can't take it anymore and hopefully we reach out to God our Father. Jesus Christ is the way, truth and light. He has love, mercy and compansion for all those that truly seek Him. It is Jesus Christ that reconcils us to our Father and the healing begins. Stay strong it gets better one step at a time. :o)