Grapevine Online Exclusive
Built on Rock
He learned that a strong belief in a higher power was the foundation he needed to stay sober
"My hope now has a home. It is built on rock and not on sand."
During a homegroup meeting, the main speaker referred to the Second Step as the "hope step." Her talk struck home with me, since I had, over the course of a number of relapses, experienced the hope that one experiences in returning to AA.
I must have set a record for relapses. I would (half) jokingly say in meetings that I had enough 30-day coins to tile my bathroom. I'm not sure that it was much of an exaggeration. But the relapses, while sometimes painful, would thankfully be short, and I would waste no time getting back into the welcoming arms of AA. That first meeting back... Login to read more
Not a subscriber? Click here to subscribe.
Get a dose of Higher Power here
June 2013: Without a net
Giving it away to keep it
June 2013: Diagnosis: fear, cure: action
New to AA? Find sober support
June 2013: Losing my religion
They've experienced it all ... sober
June 2013: The happiest boy in the world
- Emotional Sobriety
Dry drunk no more
June 2013: My big fat sober wedding
- Personal Stories
AA's tales of recovery
June 2013: Bang Bam Boom!