For me, growing up in a rough neighborhood, confession was not a good thing. It was something you just didn't do... not if you liked coming out of the house. Confession carried with it words like "snitch", "Rat", and "Tattletale". Those where things I did not want to be.
Knowing my background, my first sponsor said to me, "George, have you ever told on someone?" No was my answer. He then said, "Well you better learn how..... cause you're going to have to learn to tell on yourself if you want to get better!" I have never forgotten that. How about you?