Step 5

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

About Step 5, from Fr. Martin

Fr. Martin presents an overview of Steps 4 and 5 and how the major part of the 12 steps are involved in "cleaning house", taking an honest look at ourselves and becoming free of the guilt of our past. 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.

Dr. K.J. Foster

Dr. Foster talks about critical factors in working the fifth step in a safe and healing environment. This step can be life-changing quickly or slowly.


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.