Step Eight

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Editorial: (by L. J.)
"Made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all. It was characteristic of many of us as alcoholics to at...
I Took the Eighth (by Dick W.)
"BUT that incident happened four years ago," I protested to my gentle sponsor, who was figuratively kneeling on my chest. "They have my deposition,...
Carrying the Message (by H. R. C.)
I have heard it mentioned that AA is a selfish program. To me this is not entirely so. I find now that it amounts to a continual program of "self,"...
Persons We Had Harmed (by B. D.)
IN MENTAL preparation of my Eighth Step list, I discovered that some names came to mind naturally. In most instances, we want to change for the...
Balancing the Books (by Don P.)
My first experience of freedom came while I was locked up in the state penitentiary. I had been carefully guided through the first seven Steps and...
Ham on Wry
RICH M. OF MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN, swears that in "Shoplifters Anonymous," the last part of their Eighth Step reads: ". . .became willing to make...
The Vine Line
Q. In going over Step Eight in the "Twelve and Twelve" we came across the word "tosspot." What does this word mean? A. According to Webster's Ninth...
PO Box 1980 (by H. D.)
I recently completed the Eighth Step and have decided that my first amends should be to Alcoholics Anonymous itself, which I believe I have harmed to...
PO Box 1980 (by Bob B.)
I want to thank Jim and the Grapevine for printing the article on the Eighth Step in the August issue, because it made me realize that I have much to...
The Key to Forgiveness (by Raymond S.)
I've got two children, Ali and Erin, ages sixteen and seventeen, whom I love very much. When they were little, they gave me the unqualified love that...