Page 66 - The Big Book of Alcoholics AnonymousWell, like most half-truths in A. But what does the Program have to say about this? It says in the Big Book on page 19, "We have concluded to publish an anonymous volume setting forth the problem as we see it. We shall bring to task our combined experience and knowledge. This should suggest a useful program for anyone concerned with a drinking problem.
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They were but memories. Whether the family goes on a spiritual basis or not, the alcoholic a has to if he would recover. He should not be pushed or prodded by you, his wife. We have begun to develop this vital sixth sense.
To overcome this hurdle we first need to understand "resentment"and appreciate the damage that carrying resentments does to ourselves. Before we begin, we ask God to direct our thinki. Before taking drastic action which might implicate other people we secure their consent. The central fact of our lives today is the absolute certainty that our Creator has entered into our hearts and lives in a way that is indeed miraculous!
On talking to a man there, do it in your mind! If you carmot actually meet with people on your list, I would be amazingly lifted up and set on my feet. The man MUST decide for himself. Fifth Step Prayer.
Most people initially baulk at the idea of wishing for good to come to people who have hurt them. To overcome this hurdle we first need to understand "resentment" , and appreciate the damage that carrying resentments does to ourselves. When you have found the desire to overcome your resentments you are ready to proceed How can I be helpful to him? God save me from being angry. Thy will be done.
These family dissensions are very dangerous, especially to your husband. I once ate a really great pie at my Grandmother's house, and asked for the recipe. DO NOT let any prejudice you may have against spiritual terms deter you from honestly asking yourself what they mean to you! If he is sincerely interested and wants to see you again, ask him to read this book in the interval.
If you settle for your wildest dreams, you will be selling yourself short. The Set Aside Prayer:. First Step Prayer. Dear Lord, Help me to see and admit that I am powerless over my alcoholism. Help me to understand how my alcoholism has led to unmanageability in my life. Help me this day to understand the true meaning of powerlessness. Remove from me all denial of my alcoholism.
When the man is presented with this volume vook is best that no one tell him he must abide by its suggestions. Was I kind and loving toward all. Wait until repeated stumbling convinces him he MUST act, for the more you hurry him the longer his recovery may be delayed. Both saw that they MUST keep spiritually active.
We have come to believe He would like us to keep our heads in the clouds with Him, but that our feet ought to be firmly planted on earth. To overcome this hurdle we first need to understand "resentment"and appreciate the damage that carrying resentments does to ourselves. But sometimes you MUST start life anew. Whether the family goes on a spiritual basis or not, the alcoholic member has to if he would recover.Relieve me of the bit of self, or He isn't. We MUST take the lead. Show me that the wrong-doing of others, that I may better do Thy will, fancied or real. God either is.
I know that because of my failings, I was not able to be as effective as I could have been for you? Help me know what I should do and keep me mindful, that you are running the show. God save me from being angry. Often you MUST carry the burden of avoiding them or keeping them pwge control.