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In This Moment with Toby C - Toby C EPISODE 12, 1st April 2019
Sponsorship & The 12 Steps
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Sponsorship & The 12 Steps

  • Besides, your sponsor already has the advantage of knowing something about your case.
  • Enthusiastic over the spectacular recovery of a brother alcoholic, we'd sometimes discuss those intimate and harrowing aspects of his case meant for his sponsor's ear alone.
  • Do we lay the matter before our sponsor or spiritual adviser, earnestly asking God's help and guidance -- meanwhile resolving to do the right thing when it becomes clear, cost what it may?
  • Then there are those occasions when alone, or in the company of our sponsor or spiritual adviser, we make a careful review of our progress since the last time.

  • Of course the sponsor points out that our friend's life is still unmanageable even though he is sober, that after all, only a bare start on A.A.'s program has been made.

  • The sponsor probably points out that the newcomer has some assets which can be noted along with his liabilities.

  • This the sponsor promptly proves by talking freely and easily, and without exhibitionism, about his own defects, past and present.

Alcoholics Anonymous (Big Book) and Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions (12 & 12)