By Stephen Roos
Brisk, insightful, and compassionate, this ebook appears to be like at all of the Twelve Steps from a tender person's point of view. Concrete course is helping improving teenagers make the stairs part of their lives.
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In your dealings with sponsors, you have already found them to be supportive, sympathetic, and trustworthy. You already know that they're in your corner and know just where you are coming from. As you start, you know that whatever anxiety you may feel is more about breaking your vow of secrecy than about any reservations you might have about them! "I was worried about what my sponsor would think when she found out I'd gotten Page 42 pregnant my first year in junior high," Ellie says. "My voice was shaking when I told her.
But no matter how many times we hear about the benefits of Step Five, probably no one has ever approached it for the first time without dread. " Ellie laughs. "In my family you didn't share anything, bad things especially. I learned early to tell everyone everything was okay all the time. " Bill nods in agreement. "When I said something was wrong with me, they'd say I should quit getting high. Or they'd make fun. Or they'd punish me. Or they'd blab it all over town. " Practically all of us know how they feel.
You already know that they're in your corner and know just where you are coming from. As you start, you know that whatever anxiety you may feel is more about breaking your vow of secrecy than about any reservations you might have about them! "I was worried about what my sponsor would think when she found out I'd gotten Page 42 pregnant my first year in junior high," Ellie says. "My voice was shaking when I told her. When she started to cry a little, I got really worried until she explained she felt so bad for the pain and shame I'd been through.
A Young Person's Guide To The Twelve Steps by Stephen Roos