We are not qualified to judge whether or not someone is spiritually sick, only God can do that. We are told that counsel with persons is often desirable here and we found our sponsors invaluable in directing us to these questions in accordance with what the Big Book says and helping us to analyse each situation properly. Congratulations on finishing your Step 4! Now I'm using this one and the 10th step app. What does the word earnestly mean?
Why would AA want to stay out of this controversy? Did you have temper tantrums? In fact despite all that we had revealed, many of us were told that we were just "pretty average alcoholics". Jul 24, Version 1. Do you feel a resentment toward another member of the program?
Will the other person think me weird? What still makes you feel guilty about them? When we saw our faults we listed them. Our relationship with God will be less intimate and more cooperative. This can mean anything from feeling the need to drink to deal with a stressful workplace, using to numb the pain of a dysfunctional marriage, or getting high to cope with memories of an abusive childhood. The first communication can be pride in reserves; the second can be a way to give your ego a false sense of security. This site uses Google Analytics which is one of the most widespread and trusted analytics solution on the web for helping us to understand how you use the site and ways that we can improve your experience.
The following section details which third party cookies you might encounter through this site. How do we analyze our resentments? Persistent mistaken beliefs might benefit from prayer, and so there is room for God in the work described in Step 4: Getting Honest. To take inventory in this respect we ought to consider carefully all personal relationships which bring continuous and recurring troubles. The choice between writing ideal inventory and writing introspective inventory may require a lot of prayer and soul searching.