From the April 1988 magazine.

You're Welcome Here

For my first two or three years in AA I found talking about the spiritual aspect of AA a real problem. I solved it in the only way I could at the time, by not mentioning the subject at all.

There were several reasons why I found it so hard to speak of God or spirituality. My personal relationship with my Higher Power was then, and still is, a very private thing to me, something I cannot talk about lightly. Also, my ideas of God were vague and unformulated. It wasn't that I didn't believe in God, only what, exactly, was I believing in? I didn't know, so I didn't talk about it.

-- Elizabeth E.

Tulsa, Oklahoma

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