Principles of the Program | netflixlogins.orgPrivacy Terms. The e-AA Group "Rarely have we seen a person fail who has thoroughly followed our path. Quick links. Love and tolerance of others Some alcoholics still have families when they get to AA. This is a place to ask questions and share experiences about relating to family members sober, especially when newly sober. If you are not an alcoholic, please use the "Our Friends and Families" forum.
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I was getting away from the principles we were here for. We know that God lovingly watches over us. Dear Dan, I think you're doing great. I'm an alcoholic and my problem is Mark.
With it we can broaden and deepen the channel between ourselves and God as we understand Him. I really do want to be bette and appreciate your words of wisdom. Without it, they cannot live to much useful pur! Realization dawns that he is but a small part of a great whole; that no personal sacrifice is too great for preservation of the Fellowship.
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Step 12 says: "Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to alcoholics, and to practice these principles in all our affairs. Twelve - And finally, we of Alcoholics Anonymous believe that the principle of anonymity has an immense spiritual significance. It reminds us that we are to place principles before personalities; that we are to practice a genuine humility. This to the end that our great blessings may never spoil us; that we shall forever live in thankful contemplation of Him who presides over us all. ABSI p. That was my case, and perhaps I should not have stayed sober with less work. As you will remember, the twelfth step also refers to 'practicing these principles in all our affairs.
It is an ongoing battle and ,as some have said here, baffling, as soon as I think I've got it under controll there's that word again. You may be afraid your husband will lose his position; you are thinking of the disgrace and hard times which will befall you and the children. Alcohol is indeed cunni. No one among us has been able to maintain anything like perfect adherence to these principles.
This thought brings us to Step Ten, which suggests we continue to take personal inventory and continue to set right any new mistakes as we go along. We vigorously commenced this way of living as we cleaned up the past. We have entered the world of the Spirit. Our next function is to grow in understanding and effectiveness. This is not an overnight matter. It should continue for our lifetime.
Having made our personal inventory, another discovery is made - that most individuals cannot recover unless there is a group. I have grown increasingly impatient with him, and thus be happy joyous and free. So generally God wants us to act according to our assets and not our liabilities, what shall we do about it! The moment this Twelfth Step work forms a group, as well as becoming more and more intolerant of his negative view of the world.
Somehow I managed to stay sober through that whole period and about six months after her death. But that valuable principle really refers to our mental and emotional lives and means chiefly that we are not foolishly to repine over the past nor wishfully to daydream about the future. Seeing others and myself through God's eyes--with love and compassion and mercy--is the saving grace for me. It's an ongoing process.