From the January 2018 magazine.

Discussion Topic

The gift of sponsorship

The writer of “Any Lengths?” recalls some important suggestions his sponsor passed on to him, such as paying attention at meetings, learning to listen, not judging others and self-examination. “He also explained,” writes the author, “that meetings are ... about being open to God’s message and serving others, not about sounding best or fixing others.”

What are some important things your sponsor taught you? Have you passed any of these suggestions on to others? Do you sponsor other members? What are some suggestions you give your sponsees? How has sponsoring helped your sobriety? Have you ever gone without a sponsor? Do you have a specific sponsorship style?

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