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Step Study

PostPosted: Sun Aug 30, 2009 12:39 pm
by samantha
Hi all,

Could we start a new Step Study here on the forums?

Sam

PostPosted: Sun Aug 30, 2009 1:12 pm
by avaneesh912
Sure, you can start it. we all can offer input. I liked the way Karl went through the Big Book last year.

PostPosted: Thu Sep 03, 2009 2:29 am
by samantha
I would really appreciate being able to do a Step Study here online ... would be great if someone with lots of ES&H could lead it...
Sam

PostPosted: Thu Sep 03, 2009 4:28 am
by avaneesh912
I will try to re-kindle the topic by posting comments around the work already put forth by Karl last year. I will start from the preface/Forward. It will be a great opportunity for everyone to be in the solution.

PostPosted: Thu Sep 03, 2009 6:51 am
by ann2
Thanks for your interest Sam and for your service, avaneesh -- I've always found the posts in the 12 Steps forum under the topic headings Step Study to be useful as well, in addition. http://www.e-aa.org/forums/viewforum.php?f=12

Ann

PostPosted: Fri Sep 04, 2009 8:57 pm
by samantha
Thanks Avaneesh. Must admit I am a bit confused though, when I post on the Big Book study forum it shows me as the last poster in the main page, but then the post is not there (this has happened twice).

Also, I am confused because I thought a Step Study was started at Step 1, stated the step, and then everyone shared. And at all Big Book meetings I have been to, the BB is read and then ppl share on that.

:?
Sam

PostPosted: Sat Sep 05, 2009 6:30 am
by martin08
The directions for the Steps are found in the Big Book.

Though there are no clear statements that say "This is how you admit your are powerless" or "This is how you come to believe", the groundwork for Steps 1 & 2 begin in the preface and end following the Three Pertinant Ideas in the chapter, How It Works.

It was of paramount importance for me to be introduced into the premises of the first two Steps through the material in the Big Book. Otherwise, I might not have learned about things like the craving, the peculiar mental twist, and my agnostic nature. Step studies and meeting attendance didn't have the "depth and weight" which I recieved by taking the first 60 pages of the Big Book to heart.

PostPosted: Sat Sep 05, 2009 6:34 am
by ann2
samantha wrote:Also, I am confused because I thought a Step Study was started at Step 1, stated the step, and then everyone shared.


That's how the Step Study in the 12 Steps forum handles it.

Ann

PostPosted: Sat Sep 05, 2009 8:30 am
by samantha
Thanks so much, I see it now. So grateful for this site.

PostPosted: Sat Sep 05, 2009 10:58 am
by samantha
Spiritual malady leads to obsesssion leads to drinking leads to craving.