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Post Info TOPIC: Step 7 - Adult Children of Alcoholics (2017-05-29)


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Step 7 - Adult Children of Alcoholics (2017-05-29)


7. Humbly asked God to remove our shortcomings.


Let's parse this brief sentence.

Humbly -- We become so relentlessly self-reliant that we get very good at making things happen and we begin to believe we can handle anything. We develop hubris and contort our reasoning or logic to keep from admitting that we don't have things under control.

asked -- We cannot just expect help to come to us. We must seek it.

God -- Your Higher Power. If you have a problem with God per se, see the discussion of Step 2.

to remove -- Freedom. You want to be free of the maladaptive behaviors and the pain they can bring.

our -- Taking ownership. Accepting that this is us, that it is our problem and not the world's.

shortcomings. -- They're not flaws. They're fixable. Things can be made better.


This is the action step.  This is the time to ask for help.



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What resonates most for me is the, "our" Taking Ownership and Accepting that this is us. Secondly, "we must seek help" I cannnot do this for my adult A son, but I can seek help for myself!

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