Recovery from Sex Addiction Step 8

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Recovery from Sex Addiction Step 8Step 8 Recovery from Sex Addiction

Step 8: Made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all.

The principle behind this step is Unconditional Love.

Unconditional means without any limitations. That means love our fellow man NO MATTER WHAT!!! Another ouchie here.

Making a list of all the people I had harmed. I had to remember to put me on the list first as all my years of acting out and addictive behaviors harmed me first. Being an addict for so many years, virtually every relationship in my life was flawed in some way. I had to list so many people and let my pride fall and become willing again, didn’t have to do it just yet, just make the list and become willing.

Step 8 is about making the list and getting ready to correct the wrongs that bad living allowed us to perpetrate on others. For many sex addicts making this list is difficult as the addict believes he or she was the one harmed and doesn’t always want to take responsibility and admit their role in the harms done to others. It sometimes takes working this step over to truly list all those who have been harmed by the behavior of one with a sexual addiction.

Step 8 Prayer

God, help me become willing to sweep away the debris of self-will and self-reliant living, thy will be done for this person as well as for me.

Asking god to remove the old way of living where it’s all about self and allowing God to guide us.

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