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A sponsors primary responsibility

Postby Dallas » Sat Sep 01, 2007 9:32 pm

A sponsors primary responsibility


A sponsors primary responsibility is to share with the sponsee his/her experience with the program of Alcoholics Anonymous the 12 Steps and how the sponsor has been able to use those principles in his/her own life to recover from their alcoholism. The sponsor can lead and suggest and do the best that they can do. And, in reality – that is the most that a sponsor should do.

The highest position that an alcoholic can hold and should hold in A.A., is to be a Member of A.A.

A sponsor is a Member of A.A. A sponsor is someone who is willing to share their time, efforts, and sometimes a little money, if and when it might be appropriate with the newcomer.

The best Manual on Sponsorship and the only authorized Manual on Sponsorship that we have is the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous . A good sponsor will share with the newcomer what they know about the solution in the book. A sponsor sharing anything other than what is in the book is simply sharing personal and not professional opinions on anything that is not in the book.

The chapter in the book, that deals with Sponsorship is Chapter Seven Working with others.




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Postby Don G. » Sun Sep 02, 2007 1:33 am

Dallas that is a wonderful article on sponsorship. Can I get permission to reprint it in our news letter? I would like to print it out for distribution and maybe make it into a pamphlet or something. Who do I contact to do this?

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My name is Anne, I'm an alcoholic

Postby musicmode » Sun Sep 02, 2007 2:58 am

"A sponsor is not a guru" :lol: :lol:

I had to chuckle at that one :wink:

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Postby carol1017 » Sun Sep 02, 2007 10:15 am

That is excellent, Dallas -- thanks!




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Postby Dallas » Sun Sep 02, 2007 12:24 pm

Thank you. I appreciate your comment.

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Re: A sponsors primary responsibility

Postby Silverbullet » Mon Dec 14, 2009 2:07 pm

Dallas wrote:A sponsors primary responsibility


A sponsors primary responsibility – is to share with the sponsee – his/her experience with the program of Alcoholics Anonymous


Dallas


I'm sorry, I disagree, his/hers responsibility is to give much practical advice, not experience strength or hope, through working the 12 steps as written in the BB P. 96. Period.

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Keep it simple

Postby swoon » Sun May 23, 2010 8:01 pm

keep it simple and use the big book

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Postby Ranman99 » Tue Jun 08, 2010 5:09 am

On 96 it states "having had the experience yourself you can give him much practical advice"

What experience is it referring to?

The effect of working the 12 steps thoroughly from the very start :roll:

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Postby Toddy » Sun Dec 26, 2010 8:04 am

like santas elves, every member of AA is a sponsor, my "sponsor" is santa and he has given me permission to bleed all over him so as to know me better, a handrail for my steps

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Postby Dallas » Sun Dec 26, 2010 7:29 pm

:lol: :lol:





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