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by Biker Bill
Sun May 05, 2013 9:26 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: New Friends in AA?
Replies: 18
Views: 3218

Re: New Friends in AA?

Thank you Sally.
You sound like a proud Mother and had it not been for AA you probably would not have been invited to any weddings.... At lest that's how is was for me. I have to make some friends then, weddings are fun and I want some invitaions! Emotional, clean fun.
by Biker Bill
Tue Apr 30, 2013 5:40 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: New Friends in AA?
Replies: 18
Views: 3218

Re: New Friends in AA?

https://encrypted-tbn2.Spammer/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRG2RooAEFcAwuT8Zc6NNtkvUa1J9wp8oPz1wpcR1H9ESAwmq6K Thanks, Marc L and Step 9. I don't think unity means I have to be friends, I just have to be supportive. However, I never imagined having friends would actually help me study. Step 9, you make a goo...
by Biker Bill
Sun Apr 28, 2013 7:53 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: New Friends in AA?
Replies: 18
Views: 3218

Re: New Friends in AA?

She wants me to make friends because I don't have ANY
by Biker Bill
Wed Apr 24, 2013 5:48 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: New Friends in AA?
Replies: 18
Views: 3218

Re: New Friends in AA?

Thanks ann2. I'm happy to hear your children are looking for hugs in your direction. I'm proud of you. Great points you make and over all reassuring. Squaking Hawk, I really appreciate your post because it makes a lot of sense to me! Good luck improving your relationships. I believe you may not have...
by Biker Bill
Mon Apr 22, 2013 7:40 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: New Friends in AA?
Replies: 18
Views: 3218

Re: New Friends in AA?

Thanks everyone.
I'll rest with "the friends can wait" phenomena. I'm just too busy. That's it.
Having no friends seems like a problem to everyone I know in the fellowship; support group. Not to me however.
by Biker Bill
Sun Apr 21, 2013 3:57 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: New Friends in AA?
Replies: 18
Views: 3218

Re: New Friends in AA?

Thanks Marc. I appreciate your 'bits' and pieces of information. I am not near giving up, my motivation for my education is usually powerful. What did bother me was that when noting my girlfriend was right, I thought that this is a 'we' program. It not that I feel my education or lack of social life...
by Biker Bill
Sun Apr 21, 2013 12:28 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: New Friends in AA?
Replies: 18
Views: 3218

New Friends in AA?

So we are told to let go of our old ideas and make new ones. Some people say delete every phone number in your cell phone, some say don't (because these old friends make come around one day and decide to get sober themselves and they might call you to save their life). The last four years of my run ...
by Biker Bill
Fri Jan 04, 2013 8:54 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: First year around A.A. & Suggested for me not to do
Replies: 23
Views: 5964

Re: First year around A.A. & Suggested for me not to do

Thanks again everyone for your experience, strength and hope!

I'm loving what you all had to say and share.

It ALL has really helped, thank you!!!
by Biker Bill
Fri Dec 28, 2012 8:49 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: First year around A.A. & Suggested for me not to do
Replies: 23
Views: 5964

Re: First year around A.A. & Suggested for me not to do

Blue Moon they're not (unless you include the stories, or articles in grapevine which aren't Conference-approved). http://Spammer/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/SolvedStamp.png Thanks. And for good reason IMO, because to say something like "don't get married in the first year" is an absolute, yet each ...
by Biker Bill
Wed Dec 26, 2012 4:06 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: First year around A.A. & Suggested for me not to do
Replies: 23
Views: 5964

Re: First year around A.A. & Suggested for me not to do

Blue Moon!
Again with the solid points of good sobriety , you are leading by example for me!

Please don't get it twisted... you're missing the point hahah (we could have started like five great but separate topics).

My question is, where are the suggestions in AA writing?

Thank you.
by Biker Bill
Tue Dec 25, 2012 4:10 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: First year around A.A. & Suggested for me not to do
Replies: 23
Views: 5964

Re: First year around A.A. & Suggested for me not to do

MitchellK well said.
Do we know of where these suggestions exist?
Yes or No
?
by Biker Bill
Mon Dec 24, 2012 9:06 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: First year around A.A. & Suggested for me not to do
Replies: 23
Views: 5964

Re: First year around A.A. & Suggested for me not to do

OK, thanks everyone... Tosh I agree. A meme is probably what they are since I can not find suggestions in AA literature as part of trusting God, cleaning house or working with others. Prayer & Meditation is like my AA chocolate... mmmmmmmmmmmmm 8) Tommy_S thank you for welcoming me and your advice ;...
by Biker Bill
Sun Dec 23, 2012 6:08 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: First year around A.A. & Suggested for me not to do
Replies: 23
Views: 5964

First year around A.A. & Suggested for me not to do

On page 455 the second to last paragraph... (B.B. 4th ed.). It talks about the 'suggested' do-nots. For example: Don't get married. Don't move. Don't hang around old friends. Can any of my brothers or sisters point to where these suggestions are in ink in AA literature? Where are they within the ste...