The original twelve steps were written by the first one hundred members of Alcoholics Anonymous. The co-founder, Bill Wilson, believed they were sent to him by God.
The overall point of the steps is to help us change for the better. To do this we need help with our powerlessness, so we are offered a relationship with God and the other people working the steps.
The steps are to help you overcome love addiction.
One of the major changes we must make in recovery is to build our self-esteem. Every step we take makes us proud of ourselves and builds our self-respect.
Once we learn something we must figure out how to hold on to the information. So the last three steps are what we call maintenance steps. They help us retain and embellish what we learned from the other steps.
Obviously, we are encouraging people to find a sponsor and to use whichever method of working the steps that their sponsor will take them through, but it is good to have this to use as a kicking off point for sharing and reflection.