As far as I know only Catholics and Orthodox Christians embrace auricular confession.
1 John 1:9 (NIV) reads:
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.
Few would argue with the assertion that it’s incumbent upon every Christian to confess his or her sins. There’s no secret about how Catholics and Orthodox Christians tackle this exercise and there’s no shortage of criticism (particularly from the Evangelical camp) as a result. But is the Catholic Church and the Orthodox Church so very wrong in their practice of auricular confession? What other way is there of confessing – really confessing – your sins?
How do you confess your sins?
This is an open invitation to everybody. Guide me through the procedure you use when you confess your sins (if you dare).