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Lack of Discipline

"A man without self-control is like a city broken into and left without walls." -- Proverbs 25:28 ESV

Meeting Rhetoric VS the Big Book

This article takes a look at what is HEARD in recovery meetings, compared to the ORIGINAL PROGRAM, of Alcoholics Anonymous.

Getting Off Track in Recovery

"Meeting Makers Make It!" (Overheard in a 12-Step Recovery Meeting)

Our Need for God in Recovery - P3

A godless heart leads to spiritual and sometimes even physical death.

Our Need For God In Recovery - P2

"At a certain point in the drinking of every alcoholic, he passes into a state where the most powerful desire to stop drinking is of absolutely no avail." --Alcoholics Anonymous, top of page 24

Our Need For God In Recovery

"Each group has but one primary purpose -- to carry its message to the alcoholic who still suffers."

Be Separate

In recovery, we often hear people say that we must forsake our old friends and hangouts in favor of new friends and new playpens. This is suggested so that we are not tempted to fall back into our old ways of thinking and living. This is a New Testament principle as well...

The Beatitudes of Recovery

Here are Eight Recovery Principles Based on the Beatitudes

We Don't Have to Drink to Die

Our disease doesn't need us to drink in order to kill us.

The Reality of Suffering and Daily Struggles

A Healthy Faith is Based in Reality

Out of Denial and Into the Truth

"Many of us had moral and philosophical convictions galore, but we could not live up to them even though we would have liked to. Neither could we reduce our self-centeredness much by wishing or trying on our own power. We had to have God's help." (Alcoholics Anonymous, Chapter Five, page 62)

AA and Jesus

How Ancient Spiritual Teachings are Linked  to the Inspirational Program of Alcoholics Anonymous

Emotional Sobriety

There are two types of sobriety; physical and emotional.  Physical sobriety must come first for emotional sobriety to even be possible.