Without hope, we can’t make it through life. Addictions and
compulsions bring ruin and destruction to many lives. God ordained a
life-giving philosophy, utilizing twelve steps, to save those addicted ones who
In 1935, the group became known as Alcoholics Anonymous.
Since then, these twelve steps have been found to help with any addiction or
compulsion, not just alcoholism. Groups sprang up titled Narcotics Anonymous,
Overeaters Anonymous, Emotions Anonymous, and many others.
The guide book, Alcoholics
Anonymous, for the twelve step programs is called “the big book” by
adherents to the ideas. The big book teaches us to admit our powerlessness in
what afflicts us and realize that it takes a higher power to heal the problem.
Quotes from the big book:
The fact is that most
alcoholics, (drug addicts, overeaters, etc) for reasons yet obscure, have lost
the power of choice in drink.Page 24
The alcoholic (drug
addict, overeater, etc) at certain times has no effective mental defense
against the first drink. Except in a few rare cases, neither he nor any other
human being can provide such a defense. His defense must come from a Higher
Does this sound familiar? It should. Here are quotes from
I do not
understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do.
But he said to me, "My grace is sufficient
for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." Therefore I will boast
all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me.
II Corinthians 12:9 NIV
I set out to write compelling stories about people in the
grasp of addictions who find their only hope is God, using the twelve steps.
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