12 Steps to Better Living
Back in 1935, two men battling the same challenge met. Somehow, through sharing together, they were able to overcome the debilitating weakness they shared. These two men, Bill Wilson and Dr. Bob Smith, went on to share this experience with others who suffered from the same challenge. They created a program of recovery, and they suggested those wanting to restore their lives follow a group of twelve spiritual principles, called steps.
You don't have to be an alcoholic to benefit from this amazing way of life. If you are suffering with something you can't control, working the 12 Steps can bring about relief and give you a new way to cope. Since these steps were first published, they have been adopted by many different groups to help their members become "happily and usefully whole." Why not consider this design for living that can help you reconnect with God, with others, and with your true self?
We guarantee it will change your life. Though these specific guides are based on overcoming active alcoholism, you can focus on other compulsive drives that you understand. For example, maybe your first step is: We admitted we were powerless over binge-eating -- that our lives had become unmanageable." Insert your personal struggle into the step, and get busy healing.
The guides will refer you to two basic texts: Alcoholics Anonymous, often called the Big Book; and the 12 Steps and 12 Traditions, referred to as the 12 & 12. You can purchase them or read them online at: www.aa.org
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