Practice These Principles
Living the Spiritual Disciplines and Virtues in 12-Step Recovery

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                                                          Step 3

Step Three

“Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him.”

Featured Quote:

“There is only one key, and it is called willingness. Once unlocked by willingness, the door opens almost of itself, and looking through it, we shall see a pathway beside which is an inscription. It reads: ‘This is the way to a faith that works.’” – 12&12, p.34

The principles in Step Three:

The disciplines of surrender, prayer
The virtues of humility, willingness, acceptance, serenity, faith

For a full discussion of this Step, please see Practice These Principles, Step 3. For a discussion of surrender and of willingness, please see on this site "The Discipline of Surrender" and "The Virtue of Willingness," in Practice These, where additional resources about these principles can be found.  


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