Welcome to the 12 Step 4 COE's Big Book Study loop. This loop is for Overeater's Anonymous Members who are interested in studying the Alcoholics Anonymous Big Book as it pertains to compulsive overeating. Many of us have found that to help in our recovery from compulsive eating (over or under) we need to use the tool of literature on a daily basis. In this loop we are undertaking a study of the Big Book paragraph by paragraph - for those of you not familiar with this concept, each of a number of volunteer "lead sharers" will have been giving a paragraph from the Big Book, and will post this, together with whatever the passage speaks to them about to the loop for all to read. If you feel moved to, you can share back to the loop your thoughts on the passage, the share, or both. We share back to the loop so that we all get to "hear" what others think, and this increase our own knowledge and understanding. Therefore, please ensure that you choose "reply all" or paste in the loop address (depending on your mail system) which is BigBook12step4coes@yahoogroups.com. when responding to a share.
Our email loop has some basic guidelines that all members must follow. Please, read the following guidelines and be sure to follow them when you begin to share on our loop:
Guideline 1: On this loop we share our experience, strength, hope and inspiration with fellow compulsive overeaters. Our purpose is to encourage, upbuild and strengthen our recovery from compulsive overeating, through sharing positive messages of truth, courage and the overcoming of adversity. Feel free to share both your problems and their solutions. Please remember to always use courtesy and respect.
Guideline 2: Although ours is a spiritual program, each member of our groups interprets this spiritual side in his/her own way. Therefore, in order to protect the spiritual program of all our members, in general 12step4coes intergroup loops and meetings we use the terms God, God of my understanding, or higher power, when referring to our spiritual work.
Guideline 3: Negative messages that attack or put down other members of this loop are called "flaming" and are not allowed. If you have something personal to discuss with someone, please email them privately. Members who choose to "flame" on our loop will lose their privilege to share on the loop. Thanks for helping make our loop a safe place for all of us to share.
If you would like to join our loop, type in your email address below and click on the Yahoo Groups button at the right. We look forward to meeting you in our email loop!
Welcome to Big Book 12 Step 4 COE's!