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by Rain
Sun Oct 02, 2016 8:35 pm
Forum: Sponsorship
Topic: Trust at Arms Length
Replies: 7
Views: 6155

Re: Trust at Arms Length

Thank you both for you replies. I've been told I'm getting better. My first meeting wasn't so great. I was court-ordered and I remember there was this 'shunning' thing about that. There was this guy who said "I came in on my own and I didn't need anything to make me come-in here, children get told w...
by Rain
Tue Sep 27, 2016 10:34 am
Forum: The 12 Steps
Topic: Step one- is it too easy
Replies: 57
Views: 40275

Re: Step one- is it too easy

I am glad someone has found Step One easy. Truly it took (and currently takes) many hard knocks for me to actually understand and admit "powerlessness" in all its forms, shapes and guises for/by me I've struggled with the first step for many years in early recovery as I thought "I don't think I have...
by Rain
Tue Sep 27, 2016 9:12 am
Forum: Sponsorship
Topic: Is it required to be a Sponsor
Replies: 20
Views: 12432

Re: Is it required to be a Sponsor

(b) That probably no human power could have relieved our alcoholism. The BB insists on having a top-priority dependence on a higher power above many things, then its followed by contact with aa members and being a "part of" in our collective aa community, I feel, most of us face the same problems of...
by Rain
Tue Sep 27, 2016 8:48 am
Forum: Sponsorship
Topic: Trust at Arms Length
Replies: 7
Views: 6155

Trust at Arms Length

I like having a sponsor, they make good sounding boards I think, the best sponsors I've had were the ones I created just to show off in meetings, "the old timer who took me under their wing and lovingly guided me and showed me the light" and using the line from "The Breakfast Club" and Brian, “[my s...