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Question about getting a sponsor
By asdfjkl1234
8/20/2011 1:06:23 PM
Hey all,

Just wanted your thoughts about sponsors. My bishop told me that I need to get a sponsor that I can turn to in time of need. I don't know who that would be. I don't think it will work if my wife is the sponsor. I have talked with my dad about it, but I don't know if I feel comfortable calling him at 11:00 at night and telling him that I am having a terrible craving for porn. So who do I ask to be a sponsor?

Thanks.

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Sponsors,    
"I would choose someone of the same gender who has successfully worked all 12 Steps, in order, who has a sponsor-themselves, who has a considerable amount of clean time under their belt, and who exemplifies the 12 Step Program in action.

No a wife, or father won't work."
posted at 13:31:50 on August 20, 2011 by Anonymous


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