Step 5

Admitted to God, to ourselves and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs

About Step 5, from K.J. Foster

Dr. K.J. Foster talks about her personal experiences with Step 5 with the importance of finding a safe place to share our secrets from Step 4. More information is available at Fostering Resilience.

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.

Fr. Martin

Fr. Martin talks about Steps 4 and 5 - taking an honest look at ourselves, "cleaning house" and becoming free of the guilt of our past.


Sober MD

Dr. Douglas Cook talks about getting started with Step 5 and his personal experiences with that step and his experiences with his patients.


Tommy Rosen

Tommy Rosen talks about the power of Step 5 to bring us out of isolation, especially when done within a supportive yoga community.


John Anthony

A Church of God minister talks about the importance of accountability for our recovery, and of the right accountability partner.



Moroni tells his story of decades of violence, drugs, and very dark days. Eventually his step of confession finally brought a deep freedom.