12 Step Recovery @ BellaOnline http://www.bellaonline.com/Site/12steprecovery Articles, information and resources about recovery from addictions of all kinds. Includes support, community and fellowship on the road to recovery. en-us Copyright 2015 BellaOnline.com All Rights Reserved. Wed, 25 Nov 2015 13:55:08 EST 240 http://www.bellaonline.com/images/logo.jpg 12 Step Recovery @ BellaOnline http://12steprecovery.bellaonline.com Step 9 1/2; The Promises http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art11943.asp The Promises as given to us in the Big Book can be both prayer and meditation. When and how we see the Promises unfold depends on us, the action we are willing to take, and how we are living life in recovery. Fri, 25 Sep 2015 09:00:00 EST Please Don't Say You're Sorry - Step 9 http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art42885.asp My most popular article to date is "How To Make Amends - Step 8". Since that is only the first part of the process, I wanted to republish my thoughts on Step 9. Only by working these two steps can we begin the maintenance of our sobriety and know the fruits of the Promises. Thu, 17 Sep 2015 09:00:00 EST How to Make Amends - Step 8 http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art43111.asp Every August (8th month), I republish this article. It is one of my most read and I hope one of my most helpful. Your ability to make amends with confidence and sincerity depends on how well you prepare. Don't believe that you can go this route alone. Fri, 21 Aug 2015 09:00:00 EST