Step 1 Week 8: June 17th, 2020

Step One, Week Eight: June 17th, 2020

Reading assignment:

Yellow workbook pages 22 – 25 OR Big Red Book (BRB) pages 121 -- 127

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.)* 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.)* 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 33 of the yellow workbook under the heading “Powerlessness and Surrender”:

1. What am I powerless over in Step One?

2. What does surrender mean to me?

3. If I surrender does that mean I will have no choices?

4. Am I willing to admit my family is dysfunctional?

5. Am I willing to admit I am powerless over the effects of growing up in a dysfunctional home and that my life is unmanageable?

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

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