Step 5: Admit It (and how this is different than Disclosure after Betrayal and Lying) – 3.05S

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This Step is about addicts not lying to themselves anymore—and not hiding the truth about themselves—anymore. It’s about getting real, and why.

In this episode we cover:
-Step 5 of the 12-Steps
-How there are different layers to addiction and lust
-What else needs to be faced regarding lust if an addict is to get free

0:00 Intro & sin (the “big book” vs. the Bible)
2:24 How this step relates to getting closer to God, and…
2:52 Step five: What to do if you’ve betrayed your wife (& Jay’s experience)
4:46 Admitting it: this kind of accountability partner makes it easier
7:43 Disclosure is different in these ways (be careful[!])
9:29 ***What is not acknowledged won’t… (How Jay got himself into a cancer bind)
10:00 The more you (do this) the free-er you get / Why it’s a good tool to use
12:12 Lori’s take on ‘”Exact nature of addicts’ wrongs” / Jay switched addictions
13:51 The phases of the 12 Steps / One reason to get detailed in Step 4
15:00 Different layers of Jay’s sin & getting it out into the light
17:04 Lori’s notes: “This is meant to bring you closer to God”… not a mechanical relationship
18:13 ***Lust and what else it might be


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