The 11 Steps to Recover from Religious Abuse
1. I acknowledge that my life is shipwrecked and not where I want it to be.
2. I commit to stop living my life in pursuit of self-defeating behavior.
3. I accept that the responsibility for getting back on track is mine and no one else’s.
4. I choose to believe what God says about Himself: that He is good and can be trusted. I recognize that God is not the abuser; rather, people who misuse their authority are the abusers.
5. I recognize that the only way back to a productive life is exactly the way I came. Therefore, I commit to repairing my relationship with God and making amends with everyone I have wronged along the way.
6. I refuse to become like those who have abused me and abandon my desire to spread malice because of my pain and my anger.
7. I will make a detailed, written account of my abusive experiences, as well as my subsequent behavior. I commit to being as thorough and honest as I’m able.
8. I will share my experience and my own wrongdoing with a trusted friend, confessing the exact state of my heart.
9. I humbly ask God to change anything He wishes, and I ask Him to heal my pain. Because God forgives us as we forgive others, I forgive my abusers.
10. I choose to believe God still has a purpose for my life—a purpose for good and not evil.
11. I make a commitment to nurture my relationship with God, asking Him to reveal His will to me and give me the power to carry it out.
by Jack Watts
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