Entries by Jeanie Miley

Working the Steps: Step Nine, Part 1

Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others For some of us, the mere idea of making direct amends to people we have harmed is so terrifying that we can’t even get past the first three words of this Step. However, this Step is crucial. […]

Working the Program: Step 8, Part 3

Step 8:   Made a list of all persons we had harmed and became willing to make amends to them all.  The second half of this Step is where the path gets a bit steeper and the risks greater, but it is also the Step that can change your life.  By taking this Step, I’ve learned […]

Working the Steps – Step 8, Part 2

My newest book, Practicing Resurrection:  Radical Hope in Difficult Times has just been released by Smyth and Helwys Publishers. When I began writing this series on the Twelve Steps, I had not yet even outlined the book’s chapters, but now that the book has been written and released, it is time to differentiate between this series […]

Working the Steps – Step 8

Made a list of all persons we had harmed and became willing to make amends to them all. “If I have done anything to offend you…..” “Tell me what it is that I did!” “You know I did that only because you did what you did….” Stop right here. Those are not good openings for […]