Category Archives: Christianity and AA Slogans from the Big Book

“Why Don’t Matter. What Matters.”—Wisdom from Rose

God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference. –The Serenity Prayer, Reinhold Neibuhr.‘ ‘Why’ don’t matter. ‘What’ matters. –Rose Wilkins. When … Continue reading

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For the Love of Christ, people, it’s NOT Christmas!

One of the things we Twelve Steppers are very good at is waiting.  I have friends who have years of sobriety, and they have waited a long time for it.  In the case of my friend Mark, who has 30 … Continue reading

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“Half-Measures Availed Us Nothing”: For the Addict—and for the Christian—There is no “Easier, Softer Way”

In reading the various ways in which the alcoholics described in the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous attempted to moderate their drinking, and in looking back over my own flimsy efforts to moderate, control or reform my addictive behaviors during … Continue reading

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