Eight concrete, well-explained choices are the foundation for this life-changing book: 1. Admitting Need – The Reality Step, 2. Getting Help – The Hope Step, 3. Letting Go – The Commitment Step, 4. Coming Clean – The Housecleaning Step, 5. Making Changes – The Transformation Step, 6. Repairing Relationships – The Relationship Step, 7. Maintaining Momentum – The Maintenance Step, 8. Recycling Pain – The Sharing Step. Promising freedom from life’s hurts, hang-ups, and habits, this life-changing book assures readers that true happiness can be theirs, if they will chose it; for happiness truly is a choice. This promise of happiness is based on eight statements from the truest of all books—God’s Word—and from the most revered Teacher of all time—Jesus Christ. In Jesus’s well-known and beloved Beatitudes, Jesus shares eight statements that reveal God’s pathway to wholeness, growth, spiritual maturity, and happiness. These eight statements are the basis for the eight tried-and-proved choices outlined in this book. Rather than wallowing in the past or focusing on painful memories, these eight choices provide readers with an optimistic view to the future and real hope for lasting change.