One: We admitted we were powerless over sex and love addiction — that our lives had become unmanageable.

Two: Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.

Three: Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood God.

Four: Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.

Five: Admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.

Six: Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.

Seven: Humbly asked God to remove our shortcomings.

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

Nine: Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.

Ten: Continued to take personal inventory, and when we were wrong promptly admitted it.

Eleven: Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with a Power greater than ourselves, praying only for knowledge of God’s will for us and the power to carry that out.

Twelve: Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to sex and love addicts, and to practice these principles in all areas of our lives.

©1985 The Augustine Fellowship, S.L.A.A., Fellowship-Wide Services, Inc.
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