The One Change That Makes All The Difference (With Step 3)

Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God

Thought for today: By the time we’ve come to Step 3, we have started to feel an awareness of a Power greater than us that we can tap into.  We find ourselves drawn to this Power for guidance and inspiration. DA Step 3 3. Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to […]

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When “Will Power” Is A Good Thing

"I experienced timelessness on this vacation. Now that I am back, I feel more clear and energized than ever."

Thought for today: The Twelve Steps help us find a Spiritual Awakening.  They are in the order they are in for a reason. For example, we need to “come to believe” before we can turn ourselves over to the power.  But what does DA mean when it says we need to “turn our will and our lives over […]

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Made a Decision

Thought for today: A lot of people try controlled debting.  They promise themselves that they will only debt using one card, such as a store card, and they will always pay the balance in full each month.  And then they debt again. Debting is a relentless compulsion.  If we start debting even a little, we will eventually debt like never […]

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The 3 Surrenders Hidden In the 12 Steps

"I experienced timelessness on this vacation. Now that I am back, I feel more clear and energized than ever."

Thought for today: The Twelve Steps are really a process of letting of our addiction to debt, under earn and/or overspend.  That process involves three basic layers to this “surrender”: The first surrender is Step One, “We admitted we were powerless over debt—that our lives had become unmanageable.”  We need to let go of the idea that […]

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Deciding to Change

Thought for today: A sponsor is someone who can walk you through the Twelve Steps.  With the help of our sponsor, we learn to trust others and share about ourselves and our debts, under earning, and overspending. Step Three leads us to let the Higher Power of our understanding guide our thoughts and actions.  If we are ready, we seek inspiration.  We […]

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April 28, What Are The “Step Three Promises”, And How Can I Get There?

Thought for today: We come to DA knowing full well that our debts are out of hand.  We admit we are powerless over debt in Step One.  In Step Two, we come to believe that a “power greater than ourselves (the DA fellowship, our DA group, the “Collective Consciousness”, our Higher Power) can restore us […]

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The Paradox of Winning By Surrendering

Thought for today: A central idea of DA is that of the Higher Power.  In Step 2, we  sought strength beyond ourselves, accessible, that we can turn to in need.  The But how could we reckon our lives with  that power? At DA meetings, you can hear a lot of financial horror stories – bankruptcy, […]

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