People in recovery from alcoholism, addiction and codependency often have questions about just what is a healthy relationship. This applies to heterosexuals, gays and lesbians in recovery. This article will give many people in recovery food for thought. What is a healthy relationship and how does sex fit in? In the simplest terms, a healthy …∞
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“No one among us has been able to maintain anything like perfect adherence to these principles. We are not saints. The point is, that we are willing to grow along spiritual lines.” (Alcoholics Anonymous, p60) The Four Spiritual Aims of Recovery are; Honesty, Unselfishness, Love, Purity Honesty Over and over we ask ourselves, “Is it …∞
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The Four Absolutes As used by the Oxford Group and early Alcoholics Anonymous before the Twelve Steps were written # – Absolute Honesty Both with ourselves and with others, in word, deed, and thought. # – Absolute Unselfishness To be willing, wherever possible, to help others who need our help. # – Absolute Love You …∞
In the Big Book of AA members talk of practical attitudes that help in recovery from alcoholism. Some of these are; “…thoroughly followed our path.” p.58 line 2. Referring to the ‘Suggested Program of Recovery’. “…completely give themselves to this program…” p.58 line 3. “…developing…rigorous honesty.” p.58 line 9 – instead of denial and lying. …∞
Twice-Gifted My physical being has certainly undergone a transformation, but the major transformation has been spiritual. The hopelessness has been replaced by abundant hope and sincere faith. The people of Alcoholics Anonymous have provided a haven where, if I remain aware and keep my mind quiet long enough, my Higher Power leads me to amazing …∞