Step 1 Week 1: April 29th, 2020

Step One, Week One: April 29th, 2020 Reading assignment:

Yellow workbook pages 4-7 and 20-27 OR Big Red Book (BRB) Chapter 7;

Red Book pages 573-575, the “Cross Talk” through “Fixing Others” paragraphs Recommended weekly reading:

“The Laundry List” or “The Problem,” “The Solution,” and “The Promises” on pages 587-591 of the Red Book or in the first several pages of the yellow workbook;

“The Twelve Steps” on pages 91-92 of the Red Book (also on pages 1-2 of the workbook); and

“The Twelve Traditions” on page 592 of the Red Book Suggested supplemental reading:

The first 100 pages of the ACA Red Book (to be read over several weeks)

Tradition Four (the tradition for the month of April) in depth starting on page 508 of the Red Book

The Step One chapter of “A Codependent’s Guide To The Twelve Steps” by Melody Beattie (to be read over several weeks; available used on Amazon.com for around $4.00.)* See ACAWSO’s Literature Policy: “It has always been accepted that ACA should remain eclectic in choosing literature. That is, ACA meetings may draw from various sources without censorship.”

“Days of Healing, Days of Joy: Daily Meditations for Adult Children” by Earnie Larson and Carol Larson Hegarty (available used on Amazon.com for around $4.00 USD.)* See ACAWSO’s Literature Policy: “It has always been accepted that ACA should remain eclectic in choosing literature. That is, ACA meetings may draw from various sources without censorship.” This week’s step study questions are found on pages 27-28 of the yellow workbook “Twelve Steps of Adult Children” under the heading “Step One Questions”:

1. Who was the alcoholic or addicted parent in my family?

2. Who was the hypochondriac parent or person in my family?

3. Who was the sexually abusive parent or person in my family?

4. Who was the militaristic, rigidly harsh parent or person in my family?

5. Who was the emotionally ill parent or person in my family?

6. Who was the perfectionistic parent or person in my family?

ALSO SEE: Pages 34-43 of the yellow workbook, to be completed over our several weeks of Step One work.

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