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Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.


 AA:  Chapter 6:  Into Action (Page 76, paragraph 1, line 1-7)

ACTION PAGES:  Page 76 Paragraph 1, Lines 3 to 5

           12 & 12:  Step 6

NA:  It Works How and Why Pages 59 to 68 and NA Basic Text Pages 33 to 34

Other Big Book References:  Character Defects Pages: 17, 48, 54, 80, 96,97, 103, 131, 136, 142, 149, 196, 204, 216, 258, 281, 301, 311, 325, 327.

"...we then look at Step Six. We have emphasized willingness as being indispensable. Are we now ready to let God remove from us all the things which we have admitted are objectionable? Can He now take them all-every one? If we still cling to something we will not let go, we ask God to help us be willing."

~Alcoholics Anonymous, 4th Edition, Into Action, pg. 76~

Just for today: I will call my defects by their true names. If I have trouble doing this, I will ask my sponsor for help.   pg. 358

Step 6 - Someone's Experience, strength and Hope 

6 Step Worksheets       7 Step Worksheets

Working step 6 of CODA, Make a list of character defects.

Clarence S. List Of Character Defects

The Seven Deadly Sins Defined from the 12 & 12


Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings

AA:  Chapter 6:  Into Action (Page 76, paragraph 2)

ACTION PAGES:  76, Paragraph 2, Lines 1 - 7

         12 & 12:  Step 7

NA:  It Works How and Why Pages 69 to 75 and NA Basic Text Pages 34 to 36





"As we go through the day we pause, when agitated or doubtful, and ask for the right thought or action."

~Alcoholics Anonymous, 4th Edition, Into Action, pg. 87~


  Calling a defect a defect

"When we see how our defects exist in our lives and accept them, we can let go of them and get on with our new life."

Basic Text p. 33-34

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If a defect, or flaw seem to be sticking…look at how willing you are to let it go.  Humility is so much about accepting ourselves that you wouldn’t believe!  The good, the bad, and the in-between…

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              Acceptance is the key

 What does Humility Mean to you?

Why are the ‘Defects of character’ in step 6 called ‘shortcomings’ in step 7?

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Christian based 12 step character defects, steps 6 & 7

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