God as we understand him

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God as we understand him

A video suitable for our recovery:

What is "the God, as we understand him" about:


Our higher power is ours to define.

I believe the phrase often used is:

My higher power, whom I choose to call Jesus Christ or whomever, whatever works for you.

Liz Woolley

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lizwool wrote: A video
lizwool wrote:

A video suitable for our recovery:

What is "the God, as we understand him" about:


Thanks for posting Liz. This is also official AA material for your reference:


Service Material from the General Service Office


1. We admitted we were powerless over alcohol--that our lives had become


2. Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to


3. Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we

understood Him.

4. Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.

5. Admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature

of our wrongs.

6. Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.

7. Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings.

8. Made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make

amends to them all.

9. Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do

so would injure them or others.

10. Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly

admitted it.

11. Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with

God, as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us

and the power to carry that out.

12. Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these Steps, we tried to

carry this message to alcoholics, and to practice these principles in all our


Copyright ? 1952, 1953, 1981 by Alcoholics Anonymous Publishing

(now known as Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc.)

All rights reserved.

Andrew P. Doan, MPH, MD, PhD

My Gaming Addiction Videos on YouTube: YouTube.com/@DrAndrewDoan

*The views expressed are of the author's and do not necessarily reflect the official policy of the U.S. Navy, DHA or Department of Defense.

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