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Breakfast with Brad: What 12-steppers can teach us about (Self-)Will & Grace

Bilingual cereal boxes, Christianese words and what 12-step recovery teaches us about self-will and grace (in step 1 and 2). Notice how the first 2 steps of 12-step recovery focus on sin as a disease and its symptoms, incurable by self-effort (religion's game) ... and belief in a God who's grace can heal us. Step 1  "We admitted we were powerless over our addiction -- that our lives had become unmanageable." Overcomers look to God's grace alone, growing in our belief in and surrender to "the care of a loving God": Step 2 "Came to believe that a power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity." 12-steppers use the word God or ...