Step Three

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Building Material
AROUND THE TABLES, I have found the basic building materials to form a strong foundation for my peace of mind. Recently, I ran into an old friend. We...
The Sponsor's Story (by Anonymous)
I AM AN alcoholic who finally gave up, came to believe, made a decision, cleaned house, made amends, and daily seek an improved contact with God as I...
Clarity (by S. B.)
IF YOU HAD to choose one word to describe your sobriety, which would you choose? There are so many marvelous benefits to being sober, but if I had to...
PO Box 1980 (by S. H.)
I just finished reading, for the third time, "The Steps Are the Program," by Paul M., Riverside, Ill., in the July issue. This is one of the most...
PO Box 1980 (by C. M.)
I'd like to share a little story that helps me with the Third Step and wards off negative thinking. It's about a married couple, both illiterate, who...
PO Box 1980 (by J. B.)
Prior to AA, I was having difficulty staying sober four hours. To suddenly jump to twenty years was a bit out of character. Step Three seems to have...
The Third Step - Turning It over (by W. C.)
I REACHED the Third Step after trying to understand the first two. I had reflected on the First--I can't handle alcohol. In the Second, I had come to...
The Third Step - Turning It Over (by K. N.)
THE THIRD STEP says, "Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him." A simple--not easy--procedure, I'...
When All the Gods Are Gone (by D. D.)
IN MY EARLY sobriety, in order to comprehend as well as begin to practice Step Three, I felt I needed a description of this Higher Power people told...
PO Box 1980 (by J. E.)
AA promised me sobriety if I didn't take the first drink. AA promised me a better life and perhaps some fringe benefits if I tried living the AA way...