It was so hard to simply walk around the 1 block in front of our beach-side house. I can;t say for sure, but in my case, I have found that I can accept "religious" stuff if I quietly replace any reference to God and such with my own personal belief..Granted it is very hard, as what I believe doesn;t really alow for a replacement.. You come to believe in a Higher Power as you see it.
Anyone got something to discuss or share in here please feel free. The last one got shut down, so we do not wish to see that happen again. I am an AA member myself, and will break my anonimity as it is my own right to do so. I'm always interested in hearing from recovering or recovered folk. It is the one mind set, as I have told them all, that i can not get myself into. I know how it works, and i know all the technical details etc. and then I will be able to say "Yes I know what you mean" when someone says they can't have that one drink, even if they wanted to. That is the very reason we all need to be to-gether in the rooms of AA and wage war against this thing that would control our very lives. He quickly agreed I was indeed in trouble and promptly sent me to see a phychiatrist the very next day. The next morning after trying unsuccessfully to not drink, I phoned AA. You just never know how many folks you may just end up helping by being open and honest about what you have been through..is what I like best about this place....
I have a Higher Power of my understanding as I came to know it based on my own personal needs. The 12 Suggested Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous We admitted we were powerless over alcohol--that our lives had become unmanageable.
Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.
Plentyoffish dating forums are a place to meet singles and get dating advice or share dating experiences etc. I have been told that it only takes two people to hold a meeting. He kind of fluffed it off, as he is a family friend until I earnestly told him, "John, you don't understand, I'm drinking a LOT of wine"!
Hopefully you will all have fun meeting singles and try out this online dating thing... Someone told me once that a drunk of a stockbroker and a washed up alcoholic doctor were the first two to hold a meeting. and it is for that reason that I enjoy talking to people who have recovered, or are trying to. Robert When one is an alcoholic they do not get the concept of a social drink.......does not compute. He kind of snapped his head around and asked, "Just how much wine we talking about here"?