Step 5 is: “Admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs."
Eric H is a 42 year old practicing Roman Catholic. He was married at the age of 24 while in active addiction. After having an emotional affair for several months at the age of 40, that same woman introduced him to the SA program. Eric knew that if he was going to continue in addiction that it would bring shame and damage to himself, his family, and his faith community. He entered the rooms on January 16, 2020. His oldest daughter, 5 at the time, was emotionally detaching. Eric was having visions of living his fantasies vicariously through her. These became the founding ideas upon which his first step was built and why he finds the 5th step so important to recovery. Eric’s current mission is to practice these principles in all his affairs and to teach his family to practice them as well.
Reco12 is an organization with the mission of learning and sharing the similarities of addiction of all kinds and gaining and sharing tools and hope from others who are walking a similar path. Speakers from our past meetings have represented many fellowships and identify with addictions with such variety of alcoholism, drugs, food, sex, gambling, theft, just to name a few.
Each Friday at noon central time, we hold a live, lunch-hour speaker meeting with a recovering addict from anywhere on Earth, pertaining to any or no faith tradition, and with any background, who shares their experience, strength, and hope on a specified recovery topic of their choice. For the 12 week period that we started on March 4, 2022 through May 20th, 2022, we are focusing on each of the 12 Steps of Recovery. Our speaker today will share for 20-25 minutes on his experience with Step 5, and then the live audience gets the opportunity to ask questions of him for another 20-25 minutes. To get weekly invitations to join us, please go to www.reco12.com/join-us and submit your email address there to get the reminders and links.
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Outro music is “Standing Still” by Cory Ellsworth and Randy Kartchner, performed by Mike Eldred and Elizabeth Wolfe. This song, and/or the entire soundtrack for the future Broadway musical, “Crosses: A Musical of Hope”, can be purchased here: https://amzn.to/3RIjKXs This song is used with the permission of Cory Ellsworth.