Step Three

“Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him.” This week’s workshop leaders discuss the critical importance of Step Three to their recovery. The OA program tells us emphatically that “Once we compulsive overeaters truly take the Third Step we cannot fail to recover” (The Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of Overeaters Anonymous, p. 27). Step Three allows us to accept help from a higher power, and in Step Three we decide to “follow spiritual guidance in making every decision” (The Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of Overeaters Anonymous, p. 19). References include the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of Overeaters Anonymous (Step Three), the Doctor’s Opinion and the Third Step prayer ( p.63) in the book AA, and AA’s Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions (Step Three).

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