If you want to tell a long personal story, feel free - in your own ESH, please do!Reborn wrote:I recently had a sponsee that was unwilling to make amends to his mother. He claimed he owed her nothing, that she harmed him in some pretty shocking ways.No.3 wrote:Yes, thank you.
I've heard from a gentleman I'd like to Step-sponsor me (yet again) that his first spons passed along his 4th Step notebook through 2 more spons and the third spons asked (around his 15th year of Sobriety) "Are you ready to make amends to _________, now?" Is that in line with your experience also, Reborn?
I went right to the big book starting on page 76...
...another example of God doing for us what we cannot do for ourselves.
(E/ = experience: what you've done, what you were told, what you've seen, read, heard.)
Let's keep it simple. A request for ESH should not be construed as a pretext or invitation for opportunistic, gratuitous BB spam. Spam is rude! Long cut'n'pastes from the BB, transcriptions of Joe &Charlie, excessive reproduction of basic and familiar AA materials presumably seen before, and so forth, is both unnecessary and unwanted. Very short BB reference plus a link is sufficient, thanks!
Paige, I'm sorry I missed this a few pages back:
No,it's not. Can you clarify:PaigeB wrote:Capital letters in the title of this thread are considered "yelling". You all know what I mean.
1) Do you have a net etiquette reference for that presumption of yours? (ALL CAPS may be "yelling" ; one word is not.)
2) We see other thread titles with words IN CAPS elsewhere on e-aa, without your rebuke.
3) I think that's a bogus criticism, since your site has no such rule(s) posted.
If I'm mistaken, please show these Rules now. Transparency is lacking here, as noted before. Thank you!