Step 2 says “Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.”
We may not have been addicted to sex or substances, but many of us were addicted to people and situations in our lives, and our addiction was just as serious as the sexaholic’s addiction to lust. Some of us wondered whether the term “insane” really applied to us, but hadn’t we at times acted irrationally within our relationships? Hadn’t we often done the same thing over and over again, expecting different results? Step Two suggested that spiritual growth could keep us from repeating unhealthy patterns of behavior. Some of us did not have a problem reaching out to a Higher Power of our understanding. Those of us who did have trouble with the idea of a Higher Power, put our faith in our S-Anon group, listening for the truth spoken through the people and the principles. Once we admitted that we had been unable to solve our problems alone, we became able to ask a Power greater than ourselves for the help we needed.
Reprinted from Working the S-Anon Program, 2nd Edition, page 23.