Catholic 12-Step Men's Group

Discussion in 'Accountability Partners' started by Vince T, Jun 17, 2018.

  1. Vince T

    Vince T Fapstronaut

    Myself and another member are starting a group for serious Catholic men who are interested in working through the 12 steps.

    A little about myself: I was involved in a 12 step recovery program for sex addicts, and achieved 5 blessed years of sobriety (no pornography or masturbation). Unfortunately, my work required moving to a new city where there are no such groups in the vicinity. Without a group to support me, I eventually had a relapse.

    Now I'm starting again, with the help of this wonderful community. For me, the 12 steps made a tremendous difference in my recovery. The 12 steps are designed to create a spiritual awakening, and have helped many addicts to find recovery. In this group we will be focused on a 12 step approach to recovery, with the addition of Catholic and Eastern Orthodox spirituality.

    If you are interested in joining us on this journey, please send me a private message. Because of the nature of this undertaking, we are limiting it to only 10 members. Please only message me if you are serious about Catholic spirituality and are willing to work through the 12 steps.
     
  2. What are the 12 steps? Before I commit.
     
  3. Vince T

    Vince T Fapstronaut

    1. We admitted we were powerless over our addiction - that our lives had become unmanageable.

    2. Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.

    3. Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him.

    4. Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.

    5. Admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.

    6. Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.

    7. Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings.

    8. Made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all.

    9. Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.

    10. Continued to take personal inventory, and when we were wrong, promptly admitted it.

    11. Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out.

    12. Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to other addicts, and to practice these principles in all our affairs.
     
  4. I have been doing most of these except 7,8 &12. My addiction has mostly hurt me and my relationship to God. The porn has been anonymous so I don’t know how to make amends to those actors. The one man who I was seduced by as a teenager (that continued over 6 years) I approached talked with and forgave and asked him to forgive me if I lured, seduced or tempted. I consider us friends now. Totally non sexual. He encouraged me in my avocation, profession etc. so there was also good out of it.
     
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