Big Book Chapter 7 Page 93 Working with others
…….. you had better use everyday language to describe spiritual principles. There is no use arousing any prejudice he may have against certain theological terms and conceptions about which he maybe already confused.
A self prescribed Religion just does not work.
May 23, 2004 – 05:08 PM
Weekend of May 21-23, 2004 my wife and I attended the Mississippi Area Al-Anon Convention in Hattiesburg MS. Al-Anon is an acronym for Alcoholics Anonymous. It is a spiritual program for friends and relatives of alcoholics. I have heard many stories from many members of this fellowship.
These people share their experience, strength, and hope to give evidence of their recovery from the dysfunctional relationships created by living with alcoholics. Behavior sometimes in these relationships often take on bizarre behavior. These acts are considered appropriate (at the time) by the perpetrator as a mean to correct inappropriate behavior of a loved one. They are often known by the victim and he/she also play the game.
Told this weekend was a person marked all liquor bottles at the liquid line to see how much his alcoholic wife was drinking, only to come home from work to find all the bottles marked had the liquid line one inch above the marked line. As the cabinet to the liquor was opened a laugh came from the adjoining room.
The other I heard was fantasied but never carried out. One lady said she envisioned coming home finding her husband drunk, past out, in his briefs with his hand holding his penis. She would find the super glue and put it on palm of his hand, then put that hand back on his penis.
Weirdharold says: The only person more insane than an alcoholic that continues to drink is the person trying to get him to stop.
As in war, the victor only seemed to win.
As quoted from the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous Page 66