Web Exclusive: Learning to Give it Away
After 10 years in and out of Alcoholics Anonymous, it was a sponsor who helped this AA member learn to help others in recovery.
"It is in sponsorship that I have finally found the missing ingredient in my life."
Sponsorship was missing in my attempts at permanent recovery for more than 10 years in and out of A.A. When I came back almost nine years ago, I did not know what to do to stop drinking. I didn’t know where to begin, except to ask for help. I didn’t know how to work the Twelve Steps of A.A., moreover how to apply their underlying principles to my life. I did not know how to find that working relationship with God that the Big Book promised would solve all of my problems. I didn’t even know what I didn’t know, or that I didn’t know!
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