Program Theory

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
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Understanding Step Six and Step Seven

The Road to Mental Freedom Since the day I entered the program, I have had an insatiable appetite for learning all I could about the disease […]
March 28, 2018

Who is a Member of AA?

The first edition of the book Alcoholics makes this brief statement about membership: “The only requirement for membership is an honest desire to stop drinking. We […]
February 26, 2018

Working Context of the Big Book

After several months of sobriety and several marbles were spinning in the same direction, it was suggested that I read the Big Book all the way […]
February 26, 2018

Step Five Timetable

The information for Step Five began with a sincere session of spontaneous writing where I asked God to make clear my selfishness, dishonesty, resentment and fear. […]
January 25, 2018
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Problem or Principle

It Renders My EGO a Weak Contender When people come through the doors of Alcoholics Anonymous they are usually overwhelmed with problems. Some of these problems […]
January 5, 2018
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Fourth Step Guide

“Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.” Doing a thorough Fourth Step can be difficult. To make matters worse are all the different worksheets, […]