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Tradition Study?

PostPosted: Tue Jul 04, 2006 11:32 am
by Oliver
I've enjoyed reading the record of the twelve step study that took place in the steps forum. How about a twelve tradition study, or a repeat of the twelve steps :)

Feel free to shout - it might be a stupid idea.

Oliver from England

Re: Tradition Study?

PostPosted: Tue Jul 04, 2006 11:42 am
by Oliver
Oh I should also say that what has prompted me to suggest this was the very helpful discussion of anonymity in the Unity Forum.

Oliver from England

Re: Tradition Study?

PostPosted: Tue Jul 04, 2006 7:45 pm
by keithd
I'd like to see the traditions posted too. thanks Oliver

Re: Tradition Study?

PostPosted: Tue Jul 04, 2006 11:25 pm
by stephbridget
I think it is a good suggestion as traditions are not much discussed here. Thanks Oliver.

Re: Tradition Study?

PostPosted: Fri Jul 07, 2006 12:33 pm
by GregP
Great idea. It would be nice also to have a 'things you wanted to know but were afraid to ask' section - that would be useful for newcomers, too. Places like The Priory Hospital here in Chelmsford give a lot of advice and encouragement on the recovery and fellowship angle of AA, but they don't equip the average newcomer to cope with sentences like "blah, blah GSR blah HOMEGROUP blah blah STEP WEEKEND blah BOOK STUDY blah".

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./GregP from England
"Keep coming back, it works if you work it, so work it - you're worth it."

Re: Tradition Study?

PostPosted: Fri Jul 28, 2006 3:59 am
by SteveC
Hi Greg!

Sorry to take so long getting back to this.

The Newcomer Forum would be a great place to bring up questions like this. That's what it's there for. Please feel free to ask away!

Hugs!

Steve

Traditions

PostPosted: Sat May 23, 2009 2:02 pm
by Magnolia
Hi

I'm very new to the AA on line and just over 9 months off the booze (I don't like saying 'sober' as I don't feel very well emotionally and I keep hearing that emotional sobriety is what I'm supposed to be working towards!).

Anyway, the idea of discussing the traditions sounds great to me. I'm a Brit sobering up in another country and although the meetings are great we don't really look at the Traditions nor read them at the beginning of meetings....

PostPosted: Sat May 23, 2009 2:11 pm
by Oliver
Magnolia - welcome to the forums!! :) Glad to have you with us and look forward to hearing more from you.

Feel free to start any topic you want to share on and to share your experience strength and hope with us.

In recovery
~Oliver

PostPosted: Sun May 24, 2009 7:31 am
by ann2
Welcome, Magnolia, and congratulations on 9 months!! Emotional sobriety is certainly something we *aim* for, some of us get there but it's very rarely a permanent visit :-) But at least we get used to finding our way back again.

One thing about online AA has been its assistance in helping me understand the applications of the Traditions to my life, my sobriety, and my service. Actually, it was in service to the group that I started using the Traditions to solve questions in my mind. I encourage you to get involved in service, and also as Oliver suggested, start your topic at any time.

We have lots of smart people with helpful experience here, and lots of people willing to share with honesty and hope.

Ann

emotional sobriety

PostPosted: Sun Jul 12, 2009 4:09 pm
by KB
Welcome, Magnolia, and congratulations on 9 months I know what you mean about emotional sobriety, I am still working on that. I find if you keep doing what you used to do and keep thinking what you used to think nothing changes accepts your not drinking. I want more but I am the only one that can make that happen. I have to learn to keep the bagge in check at all times.

KB

Re: Tradition Study?

PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2012 10:04 pm
by harrybro
One thing about online AA has been its assistance in helping me understand the applications of the Traditions to my life, my sobriety, and my service. Actually, it was in service to the group that I started using the Traditions to solve questions in my mind. I encourage you to get involved in service, and also as Oliver suggested, start your topic at any time.

Re: Tradition Study?

PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2012 5:56 am
by leejosepho
Welcome to e-AA, Harrybro!

I once heard someone say our Traditions had helped him after his sponsor had asked whether he had any plans for becoming "self-supporting through his own voluntary contributions" in life!

Glad to have you here.

Re: Tradition Study?

PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2012 3:51 pm
by PaigeB
I look forward to do them like we are doing the Big Book study! I don't know that we need to do a word for word from the 12&12, but i would enjoy hearing how others relate to them, one by one.

Re: Tradition Study?

PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2012 12:29 am
by mayup
Hey,it's not a stupid idea,it's better than no any thought........