Recording for October 16, 2008

October 16, 2008

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3 Responses to “Recording for October 16, 2008”

  1. Midge said

    This workshop is such a wonderful opportunity to deepen and grow. It is certainly what I have been longing for. It gives a new meaning to recovery in that it allows me to embrace recovery in all my addictive behaviors and benefit from others who share their recovery.

    I’m a member of the Monday BBSSW, and I love it that AA steps and traditions book will also be studied and we can tune in with the Thursday group. THis is great.
    The AA 12 x 12 has been a mainstay of my recovery study and practice for over 25 of my 32 years in OA . It certainly is helping me in my emotional sobriety and I look forward to studying it with you.
    Thanks Stephanie for sharing your experience of recovery and this process with us.

    Thanks to all who make this website possible and all who make up our fellowship.

  2. Midge said

    I have a question. Since it is a break of traditions to mention this workshop process at regular 12 step meetings, do we observe the traditions in the Big Book Step Study Workshop? I am asking this question because at a couple meetings there has been mention of Bill W and other recovered AAers being born again Christians and in last week’s posting there is a reference to a specific Bible verse. In the regular 12 step fellowships, it is my understanding that it is a break of tradition to mention specific religious denominations, and direct quotes with verse and chapter from any religious belief system at meeting level. How does this work in the Big Book Step Study Workshop Process?

  3. shumdesign said

    From Stephanie:
    We are a workshop not a 12 step meeting. Which means I share with anyone interested in attending, my experience with working the 12 steps as they are laid out in the Big Book of AA. I am considering myself anyone who attends the workshop their Big Book step study sponsor. Please go to the web site and read “For Your Information” and you will get a lot of information about the structure of this workshop and about who I am and why I am doing this workshop.

    In response to Bill W being a “born again Christian”, stating that
    fact is not breaking any Tradition I know of. It is a “fact” of AA
    history, and that is why I gave the group that information. I am
    giving the group all my knowledge, for I have studied not only the steps in the Big Book but other books published by AA about its early history. AA’s early roots were from the Oxford group, which was a “born again” Christian group, which both Bill W. and Dr. Bob was an active member. They asked Bill W. to form another group because Bill was bringing in so many alcoholics that the meetings were too crowded. So Bill started another group which ended up as the AA we know today, using the phrase “God, as you understand Him”. I hope
    this answers your question.

    On the web site I put writing assignments that come directly from the Big Book for the group members to write about their experience with what Bill is stating. I don’t recall anything coming from any source except the Big Book.

    Thank you for your comment,
    Stephanie W.

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