Dealing with character defects

Character defects are described in the Big Book as “flaws in our make-up which caused our failure” and as manifestations of “self,” expressions of our spiritual disease of selfishness and self-centeredness. Reaffirming that they are “the primary cause of [our]...

Practice and Habit in Recovery

Personal transformation in practicing 12 steps comes about by the grace of God through a twin process of spiritual awakening and the practice of spiritual principles. The awakening enables the practice, and the practice furthers the awakening. Both issue from...

Step Three- Understanding and Accepting

Understanding and Accepting “There is another attitude that works against acceptance, particularly in our relations with those close to us, and it has to do with the role of the intellect. We assume, tacitly, that if we are to accept people, we have to...