By workingonit
2/27/2013 9:42:30 PM
I was curious about the process of getting a sponsor. I spoke with the facilitator last week at my LDS PASG group about it and he looked at me like I had lobsters hanging on my face. So my question to those with sponsors, how did you get one and is that something that most groups do? Thanks!


"Sorry, I don't have a clue about what a sponsor even is... but I just gotta tell you... YOU MADE ME LAUGH MY HEAD OFF!!!! (and that felt good) "Looked at me like I had Lobsters hanging on my face"..... Thats great. hahahahahahahahaha Thanks. :)"
posted at 00:05:09 on February 28, 2013 by itstime
The Church Meetings    
"Are not as advanced as SA when it comes to sponsors.

Next time you are at group, ask about sponsors during the sharing portion of the meeting, and then ask someone to come up to you after the meeting if they can help.

Your sponsor is someone who has walked the path ahead of you on the road to recovery. in SA a sponsor has usually completed all 12 steps and has had long term sobriety and healing. LDS groups are open to people to sponsor if they have some level of success. I am a wife and have been told b my husband that at many of the LDS meetings, there may not be anyone with much sobriety and that might be why they are open to anything. I am not sure.

I do know from my own experience that your Sponsor is key to success. Of course, the Savior is always the most important factor when it comes to recovery, but your sponsor is your go to person who is there to call you out and act as a guide to recovery."
posted at 01:39:32 on February 28, 2013 by Anonymous
try SA    
"meaning sexaholic anonymous, it has been great for me to have asponser there and he is becoming the key to my success as he is like a guide on how to get too use the Saviour's atonement in my life"
posted at 14:34:16 on February 28, 2013 by Anonymous
"That's weird, my LDS PASG group knew all about em... is there an SA group in your area? I've also heard they are much better at getting sponsors. Or, is there anyone at the PASG meeting that has been through the steps enough and has a decent amount of sobriety? Either of those 2 paths should yield some results. Good luck!"
posted at 08:57:17 on March 1, 2013 by recovery.gdo

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