Tagged: change

Reshaping the AA Culture

AA needs to move beyond the canon of the Old Book, published in 1939. Will it?  This is an article originally posted five years ago on AA Agnostica. It is the introduction to the...

John’s Recovery: Step Eleven

AA Step 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...

John’s Recovery: Step Ten

AA Step 10: Continued to take personal inventory and when wrong promptly admitted it. My Step 10: Live each day based on the commitment to strengthen each personal relationship relevant to that day’s events....

Step Eight

John’s Recovery: Step Eight

AA Step 8: Made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all. My Step 8: Be mindful of my past transgressions and accept the necessity...

Steps Six & Seven

John’s Recovery: Steps Six and Seven

AA Step 6: Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character. My Step 6: Commit to a process of self-improvement designed to make me a net contributor to society instead...

John’s Recovery: Step Five

AA Step 5: Admitted to God, to ourselves and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs. My Step 5: To maintain my commitment to honesty and humility I’ll share my inventory...

John’s Recovery: Step One

AA Step 1: We admitted we were powerless over alcohol-that our lives had become unmanageable. My Step 1: Came to the realization that alcohol consumption had severely impeded my ability to accomplish every one...

Staying Sober Without God

Recovering Without God

Staying Sober Without God Chapter Three: Recovering Without God What is Recovery? Before we start getting into the secular approach to recovery, it’s probably a good idea to talk about what the term “recovery”...

sunflower

The “God” Word

An Atheist’s Experience in AA My name is Paul, and I am an alcoholic. I am an atheist. I believe there probably is no God. I cannot prove there is no God, because it...

Atheists Beings

Atheists and Agnostics Step Into The Light in AA

“The continuing use of the Lord’s Prayer in a group that tries to tell people it is ‘spiritual not religious’ is why words like ‘hypocrisy’ were invented.” By Dillon Murphy Published on October 16,...

Alone

The Therapeutic Value of the Group

By Steve K. The Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) group is a fundamental “mechanism of change” in recovery from alcoholism with respect to providing its members with a supportive social network that promotes sobriety. Participation in...

Rotation

The Spirit of Rotation

By Roger C. Dear readers – it’s time for a change. As of today, AA Agnostica will no longer be posting original articles every Sunday. It’s a change that is a transition. It is...

How It Works

A New “How It Works”

By John S. Writing the book Alcoholics Anonymous, what we today call the Big Book, was a moment of genius and creativity. I can just imagine the excitement in the room when Bill read...

Seasons

Never Fear Needed Change

By Joe  C. As the Christian calendar rolled over to 2012, another AA member asked me why I thought AA was no longer growing. Like me, he remembers the 1970s and 1980s when perpetual...