Step Five

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Short Takes (by R. P.)
When I took the Fifth Step with all the thoroughness I could muster, that part of me I feared the most no longer frightened me. I suddently realized...
Glimpses of Serenity (by W. H.)
MY FIRST TIME around in AA, I was delighted with the multisyllabled words that I found in the Preamble and the Steps--words such as fellowship,...
A 5,000-mile Discussion (by K. G.)
HOW TRUE it is that we really feel ourselves grow spiritually after honestly carrying out Step Five. My sponsor always said that unless we have done...
PO Box 1980 (by G. R.)
Steps Four and Five do work when done as described in the Big Book. I resisted the detailed written inventory and Fifth Step work for over seventeen...
Don't Pass It On (by Anonymous)
"LET THERE BE no gossip or criticism of one another. . ." I have heard these words at the closing of some AA meetings, and there is much wisdom...
The Gift of Need (by J. N.)
Sometime early in 1970 after slipping around for a year and a half, I got a few people together started what I later learned was the first young...
Will It Work This Time? (by Shep)
I've got a birthday comin' up soon. Yup, a whole year booze-less. So what?
This Unbroken Circle (by Ty W.)
I first came to AA because I had finally associated my problems with getting drunk. But by a strange quirk in my logic, I could not actually connect...
If You Don't Like It, You Can Love It! (by Anonymous)
I wonder how many of the ills I see in today's world have answers right in my own heart I could dig out with AA's tools. Using simply our Steps and...
PO Box 1980 (by B. H.)
The article "Growing Pains" by Bill S. in the July 1993 Grapevine reminded me how difficult it can be for a man to avoid misunderstandings with a...