1. A Contrite Heart – the candidate must demonstrate a clear understanding of the gravity of the circumstances that led to where they presently find themselves accompanied by genuine repentance for their contributing behaviors.
2. A Right Attitude – The candidate must be willing to take responsibility for their actions and/or own their part of the problem where there has been conflict. A right attitude includes forgiving others and giving up the “right” to blame others for what has happened.
3. Humility – The candidate must be willing to be assessed, follow a plan of restoration and receive direction.
4. Accountability – The candidate must voluntarily meet regularly with a mentor for accountability, support and encouragement. This needs to be an authentic relationship as opposed to just checking in with a “parole officer”.
If these conditions are true then restoration is possible.