Thursday, June 18, 2009

Twelve Steps off the Computer...

(crossposted on Maddening Mom Fusings & this site, Modern Mom Musings...):

1. I am powerless over connecting online, & my life has become unmanageable.

2. Jesus can restore my sanity.

3. I need to turn my will & life over to Christ DAILY.

4. I have made a searching & fearless moral inventory of myself.

5. I admit to my family & myself & to God, the exact nature of my wrongs.

6. I am entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.

7. I am humbly asking Him to remove my shortcomings.

8. I have made a list of all the people I have harmed, and want to make amends to them all.

9. I have made direct amends to such people.

10. I will continue to take personal inventory, and when I am wrong, promptly admit it.

11. I am seeking, through prayer & meditation, to improve my personal relationship with Christ, praying only for knowledge of His will for me, and the power to carry it out.

12. Having had a spiritual awakening as a result of these Steps & Christ's grace, I will try to carry this message to other addicts & practice these principles in all my affairs.

Think I'm an extremist? Well, every time I get sucked into Facebook, or online games, or checking frantically for new emails, I lose time...I lose a sense of boundaries (like bedtime, and mealtime, and the like). I am willing to step forward & say, this is truly an addiction! It's not pornography, or alcohol, cigarettes or drugs...but it's like a drug--there is some need in my brain that is being fed by all these little electrons--& I'd prefer to pick pea pods off the struggling plant my kids & I grew in our backyard than sit here in this chair that's giving me varicose veins! Hear me?

So, less of the Mod Mom Musings is a really good thing. Celebrate with me! ;-)

Ciao for now.

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