Principle 4: Openly examine and confess my faults to myself, to God, and to someone I trust.

Happy are the pure in heart. Matthew 5:8

Step 5: We admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.

Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. James 5:16

Besides making amends, which happens later in recovery, admitting our shortcomings to another person can seem quite intimidating. By now you should have established a foundation of trust with your sponsor, which is crucial in order to complete this step. The questions throughout this lesson will guide you toward sharing your inventory with another individual – in most cases your sponsor.

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