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12-step recovery for those of us who love alcoholics or addicts. We share our experience, strength, and hope as we use the principles of the Al-Anon program in our lives. We talk openly and honestly about the problems and challenges as we face alcoholism and addiction in our friends and relatives. We share the tools and solutions we have found that let us live a life that is serene, happy, and free, even when the alcoholic or addict is still drinking or using.
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Making a Decision – Episode 233 - The Recovery Show » Finding serenity through 12 step recovery in Al-Anon – a podcast
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Step 3 asks us to “make a decision” to turn our will to the care of a higher power. Why is this so hard for many of us?
I looked back over 15 years at the 3 times I have worked step 3, and found the answers I wrote in 2002, 2011, and 2017 for these questions about making a decision.
* Step 3: Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him.
* How do I feel about turning my life over to a Higher Power for guidance?
* How do I know who or what my Higher Power is?
* Am I willing to turn my problems over? What could help me be willing?
* How can I stop thinking, trying, and considering, and actually make a decision?
* Have I had a problem making decisions in my life? Give examples.
If I am unable to make a decision, what holds me back?
How would you answer these questions? Share your responses so we can read them in a future episode.
Upcoming are two more parent episodes. For one episode, please share your experience, strength, and hope about being the parent of an alcoholic or addict. For the other, how has recovery changed the way you are a parent? Please call us at 734-707-8795 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with your questions or experience, strength and hope. Or just leave a comment right here.
Audio versions of three Al-Anon books are now available:
The Al-Anon online store has links to purchase the books from Audible, Amazon, or iTunes. Here are direct links to purchase them through Amazon: One Day at a Time in Al-Anon, How Al-Anon Works, Courage to Change: One Day at a Time in Al-Anon II.
A description of the “persistent illusion” can be found in the book Alcoholics Anonymous starting on page 30. Here is one online copy that you can read.
The original “3rd Step Prayer” and several variants of it can be found at the “
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Date published: 2013-12-09