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Evaluating Our Own Sobriety

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 22, 2018 9:30:00 AM / by John MacDougall posted in Alcoholics Anonymous, 5th Step, 10th Step, 12 step program, The Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous, 4th Step

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Alcoholism is a disease of self-deception. We can be taking all twelve steps, and still avoid the spiritual growth of the program. “Remember” the Big Book says, “that we deal with alcohol---cunning, baffling, and powerful! Without help it is too much for us. But there is One who has all power—that One is God. May you find Him now!” (p.58-59)

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Growing Pains

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 14, 2018 9:30:00 AM / by John D. posted in Alcoholics Anonymous, 5th Step, Recovery, 4th Step, growing pains

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I attended a lecture recently where the speaker described her recovery process from an accident. She said “healing is painful.”

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A New Year’s Inventory

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 3, 2018 8:00:00 AM / by John MacDougall posted in sobriety, alcohol addiction, Alcoholics Anonymous, 5th Step, AA, recovering alcoholics, alcohol recovery, 11th step, Holiday Season, The Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous, 4th Step

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The Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous makes promises on pages 83 and 84. At the New Year, let’s see how these promises are coming true. We can all take inventory of these promises.

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The Problem Child.

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 20, 2017 4:39:33 PM / by Sherry Gaugler-Stewart posted in Alcoholics Anonymous, Al-anon, Family Program, 4th Step

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On a recent trip home I got to join my family for their weekly breakfast. The waitress took everyone’s order, and then looked to me for mine. I had no idea what my order would be, as I didn’t have a menu. Everyone else knew everything on the menu! So, when I asked her for one, and she brought it back, I jokingly apologized for being the “problem child” this morning. This was immediately met with another family member stating “I hate to tell you, dear, but you always have been.” Of course, I said I already knew this.

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