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by KrisF
Thu Aug 03, 2017 6:41 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: I don't want to feel complacent but I do
Replies: 15
Views: 13823

I don't want to feel complacent but I do

Hi fellow AA's. I have been sober 19 years. I have a home group and a sponsor, plus I'm married to a 28 year sober alcoholic. In beginning, it was meetings, meetings, meetings. As I got better , it became less meetings. I do want to mention I also go to an Adult child of Alcoholic mtg once a week an...
by KrisF
Tue Apr 18, 2017 12:13 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: hate speaking in front of groups
Replies: 7
Views: 3852

hate speaking in front of groups

My group has a commitment tonight (where the group goes to another AA group and speaks) and I'm one of the speakers. I hate speaking in front of groups, I stumble over my words, i can't make my story cohesive, I'm all over the place and I feel i don't give a good message. My fellow group members say...
by KrisF
Tue Apr 04, 2017 6:13 am
Forum: Sponsorship
Topic: am i a bad sponsor??
Replies: 11
Views: 10341

am i a bad sponsor??

Sometimes when my sponsee calls or texts me, instead of being grateful for the opportunity to give back what was given to me, I feel annoyed. After talking to her however and her saying how grateful she is to have me, I feel so guilty and down on myself. I feel selfish and just an a-hole really! Won...
by KrisF
Mon Mar 27, 2017 9:34 am
Forum: But We Aren't a Glum Lot ...
Topic: You Might Be An Alcoholic If?
Replies: 89
Views: 61754

Re: You Might Be An Alcoholic If?

I remember before i got sober I was in a weight loss program and you were allowed a certain amount of points a day for food and drink. i looked up wine and rum and saw how many points it was so i ate toast and some fruit and left the rest of my allotment for alcohol. That was a signpost :)
by KrisF
Wed Mar 22, 2017 12:28 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Words and their Acronyms....A clever bunch we are!
Replies: 18
Views: 12678

Re: Words and their Acronyms....A clever bunch we are!

I think (no pun intended) I've heard think = Thoughtful, Honest, Intelligent, Necessary, Kind My faves (sorry if I'm repeating any ): QTIP - quit taking it personally Wait - why am i talking ? Waist - Why am I still talking? Action = Any changes to improve our nature EGO - edging God out Denial-Don'...
by KrisF
Tue Mar 21, 2017 6:56 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: if God gave free will to us, why do his will? (no disrespect
Replies: 48
Views: 29612

if God gave free will to us, why do his will? (no disrespect

Hello, I'm a grateful member of AA and my higher power is God. Someone asked this question last night and although i've been sober for some time, I didn't know how to answer it... perhaps you guys can help. Question: "If the Bible says that God gave us free will, why does AA tell us to do God's will...