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Posted by Mercy Jean on October 6, 2016 at 10:30 AM Comments comments (0)

My name is Mercy.  I have been sober a month shy of 12 years.  I wanted to post again to let people know that I am still here if any women need a sponsor.  I am happy to help.  I normally use the phone to do step work but can facetime once in awhile if needed. Please send a message to me if you want to work together.

The Tolerance Prayer

Posted by Dayzed on December 5, 2015 at 4:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Lord, give me tolerance towards those whose thoughts and ways, in the Program and life, conflict with mine. For though I would, I cannot always know what constitutes the Absolute Truth. The other person may be right, while I may be all wrong, yet unaware.

Lord, make my motives right, for only this can ease my conscience when I sometimes err.

Lord, give me tolerance, for who am I to stand in judgement on another person's mistakes? No one knows better than my inward self how many little blunders I have and can make.

Life is full of stones that somehow trip us, and meaning not, we stumble now and then.

Lord, give me tolerance, for only you are rightly fit to judge my fellow travelers.

Sponsor Available over phone

Posted by Mercy Jean on March 29, 2015 at 11:25 AM Comments comments (1)

Hi,

I wanted to post here as I am always willing to take on new sponsees.  I am over 10 years sober, have a sponsor, work the steps out of the Big Book, and want to teach people the program that has changed my life.  If you are willing to take the actions needed to work the steps, then I am willing to help. Please contact me here or on ITR as the name is the same.  I want to mention I only sponsor over the phone or in person. It is way too long of a process to email 12-step work, and I don't believe there is enough of a connection there between 2 alcoholics.  I have been asked before so I just thought I would put that out there now. This is the best thing that can happen to you if you give it a try! :)

Twelve Step Sponsorship:How it Works pp. 56-57

Posted by Dayzed on February 1, 2015 at 12:05 PM Comments comments (1)

SOME EXPECTATIONS TO CONSIDER IN SPONSORSHIP

1. Ethics

2. Confidentiality

3. Mutual honesty

4. Working the Steps

5. Meeting attendance

6. Sponsor availability

7. Frequency of contact

8. When and where to call

9. Sponsor replacement

10. Spirituality

 

Working the Steps

The Steps form the basis of every Twelve Step recovery program. Other program activities (meetings, sponsors, and Conference-approved literature) are designed to support us in working the Steps. Since our primary function as sponsors is to help our sponsees work the Steps, we should emphasize their importance from the beginning. My expectation for each of my sponsees is that he will be willing to work the Twelve Steps, and I ask for that commitment before agreeing to sponsor him.

Starting the Steps is a priority for program newcomers.

 

Meeting Attendance

For newcomers to Alcoholics Anonymous, the suggested meeting attendance is ninety meetings in ninety days. Such a rigorous meeting schedule gives newcomers a firm grounding in program principles and establishes a new behavioral pattern based on acceptance of their alcoholism. It also represents a commitment to sobriety and to the work it requires. Ninety meetings in ninety days can also be recommended for other Twelve Step programs to help newcomers reduce their loneliness and sense of isolation. For these reasons and more, many of us have the “ninety-in-ninety” expectation for our sponsees and make that commitment a condition of sponsorship. I encourage my newcomer sponsees to include as many speaker meetings as possible in their ninety meetings. Speaker meetings help newcomers identify as alcoholics, addicts, or compulsive individuals . Speaker meetings also show newcomers that they can recover in a Twelve Step program and that they can be happy and successful. In speaker meetings, they get a full hour of experience, strength, and hope relating to recovery.

Speaker meetings are especially good for newcomers.

 

Sponsorship

Posted by Richard Rothman on August 2, 2014 at 12:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Hi, my name is Richard_R511 and I am willing to be a sponsor for newcomers. I have a sponsor and a Grandsponsor. I have worked the steps several times as written in the Big Book. The program of AA is the first 164 pages of the Big Book. You can PM me here or on ITR.

What's this for?

Posted by Greg Richards on June 10, 2014 at 6:20 AM

Hi family

This space is for people willing to sponsor newcomers and willing to blog their experience so those prospects may be atracted to what you have and wcontact you through this site or email (if you publish it).

Thanks .