By William J. Critchlow, Jr.

Recognition: we see that what we did was wrong

Remorse: we have Godly sorrow for our sin

Relating: we confess our sin to the Lord and, if necessary, to our leaders

Restitution: we do all we can to right the wrong

Resolution: we have firm resolve to forsake our sin

Reformation: we act on the resolution by changing our behavior

Realization: we realize the happiness that comes from righteous living