Thursday, August 13, 2009

AA Men's Meeting

"I'm tired of the relationships I get in with women in recovery. They're not much different than when I was drinking."
"Behind every slip is a skirt."
"I turn to lower companion women, like I turned to lower companions for drinking."
"I used to look for the really wounded women because they were easy."
"I'm afraid of women."
"I want a real relationship but the women I meet just want to have sex."
"I saw a woman looking at me on the bus and then she offered me her seat."
"A woman said Jesus when we were having sex and I looked over my shoulder because I sure wasn't ready for him to be in the bed room."
"I didn't think any woman would want me."
"When I'm with a woman the grass is always greener in the next pasture."
"The biggest sexual turn off for a woman is marriage."
"I think they just want to get married so they can get the really great divorce. They like the divorces more than marriage these days."
"They just want to get half your stuff."
"I took my daughter into rehab. She was probably one of those lower companions. I was glad I was sober myself so I could be there for her."
"My son's gone out again."
"I'm with a really great woman but I think there's something wrong with her because she's with me."
"All the really beautiful women I went out with got really ugly fast."
"I wanted a family."
"I just want a girlfriend I can talk to."
"I woke up with this girl and there were bottles and needles everywhere and I was glad I hadn't had sex with her."
"I'm really worried about safe sex. I go out with this girl. I don't use a condom and where's she been and what if I give it to the next girl. I'd hate to pass along anything. I don't want to get anything either. I think I'm into sex like I was into drinking."
"My problem's gambling."
"People say I should go to the other program."

"You know everyone in the meeting tonight has been sharing Step 2 and Step 6, right."

The 12 Steps

1: We admitted we were powerless over alcohol--that our lives had become unmanageable.
2: Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.
3: Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him.
4: Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.
5: Admitted to God, to ourselves and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.
6: Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.
7: Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings.
8: Made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all.
9: Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.
10: Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it.
11: Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God, as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out.
12: Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to alcoholics, and to practice these principles in all our affairs.

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