Program Theory

January 3, 2019

Making Amends

When describing step nine in the big book it says that “if we are painstaking about this phase of our development we will be amazed before […]
January 3, 2019

What is the AA Meaning of Sober?

The Man-on-the-Street-Speak: May define the word “sober” as: “clear-headed with normal emotions and logical thinking,” e.g.: A jaywalker who jumps in front of traffic would not […]
November 28, 2018

Quiet Mind via Step 11 Prayer and Meditation

Someone said: “The only requirement for serenity is a desire to stop thinking.” In early sobriety my raving alcoholic mind was not the least fond of […]
November 28, 2018

Seeds of Sobriety via Step Ten

“Every moment of every day, God spreads winged seeds of sobriety over the desperate souls of every alcoholic when they ask for help. However, seeds that […]
October 5, 2018

Neglect – the Elephant in the Room

Continuous Credibility Leads to Integrity When we are satisfied that we have given steps one through five our best effort and have identified the most glaring […]
September 25, 2018

The Middle Steps In a Timely Manner

Luckily, my sponsor, Carl, allowed me almost no “let me think it over” time as we approached my initial middle step process. No time for fear […]
August 30, 2018

Fifth Step Revelation

In Step Five, my sponsor focused the light of truth onto the unrealized driving forces of selfishness, dishonesty, resentment and fear. Step Four had provided tools […]
July 25, 2018

A Moving and Fascinating Adventure

Back in step eight (12&12) it describes the AA journey as a “Moving and fascinating adventure.” In step nine we start the process of making amends, […]
May 23, 2018

The Road to Mental Freedom

Understanding Steps Six and Seven Since the day I entered the program, I have had an insatiable appetite for learning all I could about the disease […]