Here are some examples: Some may agree with me and some may not, but I believe that seven of the most important words in the Big Book are the last two words at the bottom of page 133 and the first five words at the top of page 134, where the Big Book says “…all alcoholics should constantly have chocolate available.” To me, this is proof that the Big Book is divinely inspired [smiley face].Friends and family of active alcoholics ask me to explain how the alcoholic thinks.I am happy to share what I have learned after we establish what their motives are.By the time he and Karla crossed paths, judges had granted six restraining orders against him.The 40-year-old sometime electrician had been convicted on dozens of criminal charges, mostly involving assault and driving under the influence. Unlike Karla, Earle was not attending AA meetings voluntarily.And, for those of you who are reading this and saying to yourselves, “the Big Book doesn’t say that,” go and look – right now – bottom of 133 and top of 134 – you’ve got to love it.
Court records show that Eric Allen Earle repeatedly relapsed and turned violent when drunk, lashing out at family members, his ex-wife and people close to him.
I've been in and out of the program for quite a while.
I personally never agreed with some of the rules and suggestions.
” At least that way, they’ll discover whether what someone is telling them came out of the Big Book or is just someone’s experience or opinion.
Newcomers may be given very valuable information that is based on experience or opinion, but I believe it useful for them to know when it comes out of the Big Book and when it does not, especially if the advice contradicts what the Big Book says.