Step One, Week Seven: June 10th, 2020
Yellow workbook pages 26 - 27; Red Book pages 22 - 23 and 27 – 34
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)
BRB (Red Book) Chapter 7
Tradition Six (the tradition for the month of June) in detail starting on Red Book page 518
The Step One chapter of “A Codependent’s Guide To The Twelve Steps” by Melody Beattie (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.”
“Days of Healing, Days of Joy: Daily Meditations for Adult Children” by Earnie Larsen and Carol Larsen 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 page 32 of the yellow workbook under the heading “Denial”:
5. Did I fight with my brothers or sisters? Did I resent them? Did I protect them?
6. Do I say I am close to brothers or sisters but rarely visit them or talk to them?
7. Am I afraid to talk about my past because my siblings will challenge me or try to undermine my memories? They have told me to “Get over it.”
8. Do I minimize my parents’ behavior by saying “That was in the past. What is done is done.” Or, “I don’t look back. It does no good.”
ALSO SEE: Pages 34-43 of the yellow workbook, to be completed over our several weeks of Step One work.
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