Category Archives: What We Mean When We Say…

Do you wish to recover?

“The only requirement for A.A. membership is a desire to stop drinking… “We may refuse none who wish to recover.” (“A.A.“, Tradition Three) “What do you mean by ‘recover’?”, you might ask.  “The Steps are only suggested, not required, and I can call myself a member of A.A. as long as I am not drinking, correct?” […]

God as who understands whom?

“God as you understand God.” (“Alcoholics Anonymous“, page 164) “…my Creator…” (pages 13, 76) “…our Creator…” (pages 25, 68, 72, 75, 83) “…a living Creator…” (page 28) “…his Creator.” (pages 56, 80, 158) “…their…Creator.” (page 161) “…his Maker…” (page 57) “…our Maker, as we understood Him…” (page 63) “God, as I then understood Him…” (page […]