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Reflections on EA's 12 Steps From EAI's Board of Trustees

During the year 2021, the EAI Board reflected on the 12 Steps of the EA Program. These will download as a word document. If you do not have Microsoft's Word application and would like to be emailed the reflections as pdfs, please send an email to

  • Step 1: We admitted we were powerless over our emotions, that our lives had become unmanageable.

  • Step 2: Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.

  • Step 3: Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him.

  • Step 4: Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.

  • Step 5: Admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.

  • Step 6: Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.

  • Step 7: Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings.

  • Step 8: Made a list of all persons we had harmed and became willing to make amends to them all.

  • Step 9: Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.