Step 3

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

About Step 3, from Dr. Douglas Cook

Dr. Douglas Cook talks about how Clydesdale horses need to be disciplined by a Higher Power and relates that to an overview of Step 3. More information is available at

Click the appropriate View button below to watch the associated video. Note that these videos are provided not so that you will totally agree with every one of them since each video may be presented with a somewhat different perspective on a Higher Power. Hopefully you can feel kinship with one or more of the perspectives, however, and thereby gain some guidance. The goal is for you to be able to work the program effectively and find a fulfillment of the the 12 step promises in your life.

Doug Weiss

Sex addiction expert Dr. Doug Weiss talks about the nature of a power greater than ourselves as being one that is caring and loving.


Tommy Rosen

Tommy Rosen talks about deciding to give up the improper use of our ego and how committing to yoga practice can help us in that process.



Sharon tried crystal meth to lose a few more pounds. After becoming addicted, she then discovered the power of trusting God instead.


John Anthony

John Anthony, a Church of God minister, presents the message that Jesus wants only what is best for us and so we can trust and find rest in him.


Fr. Martin

Fr. Martin presents an overview of Step 3 about turning our lives over to God as we understood God, and what it means and doesn't mean.


Dr. KJ Foster

Dr. K.J. Foster talks about her personal experience with Step 3 and a recommendation for an assignment that was most helpful.