First, let me say that I unabashedly love the 12-step program of recovery as outlined in the first 103 pages of the book "Alcoholics Anonymous."
The trouble with 12-step today is that most people who go to meetings don't follow the program as it was originally written. In fact, many rely on the strength of slogans and social meetings to keep them sober, or to excuse slips and relapses.
By a show of hands, you will see that most of them have never even read the book they carry to meetings each week.
In fact, there is a parallel between that behavior and what occurs in many churches. Show up once a week, book in hand, look like you're living the life, then do whatever you want the rest of the time.
Do you know anybody like that? We're going to talk about it here, and start a series called:
Big Book: Back to Basics.
Kim Halsey is a human resource professional and executive coach who helps people overcome life damaging habits, restore important relationships, and live their dreams without drama.