Step 5 Confession Key Principle
By sistershan
10/13/2009 12:27:45 PM
Step 5 - Key Principle — Admit to yourself, to your Heavenly Father in the name of Jesus Christ, to proper priesthood authority, and to another person the exact nature of your wrongs.
I'm working this program essentially for an eating disorder, and I can't think of anything that I've done in relation with this that warrants confession (like to priesthood). I can't think of anything that warrants confession in any area of my life since I was baptised 13 years ago. I'll keep my heart and mind open, however, for something I may have missed.


"The "proper priesthood authority" is definitely a requirement for more serious sin. However, the REAL important part of this step is confessing to SOME OTHER LIVING HUMAN BEING. Opening yourself up and sharing all of yourself with someone else who you can trust. It's a very helpful way of expelling all those bad things that have kept us in a shame cycle for so long. So confess to your husband, a friend, a family member, someone. Sit down with them and read them your inventory and get it all out. That's what the step is about."
posted at 12:52:01 on October 15, 2009 by Anonymous

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