Step Nine

Made direct amends to such people wherever possible,
except when to do so would injure them or others.

Leader's Share and Step Questions

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Recovery,

Here are the questions that pertain to step 9:



During the last week, I helped the students in the disabilities ministry at my church and others may see me, but I give service out of love. The students express great joy and gratitude when somebody just simply says ďhiĒ to them when other people often ignore them because of their disabilities..

I have worked through my resentments and when they come up (they most definitely do!!), I work on the resentment as soon as I can. My most common technique is to pray for the other person and for God to heal the hurt and resentment in my mind.

I used to be a very bitter and angry person. Other times, I would not express anger when it was appropriate to do so. I handle anger the same as resentments.

Iíve learned to restrain my tongue, pen, and email. I used to send emails with flames shooting out from the sides. I do not do that anymore.

Iíve made my amends. However when the need for one comes up, I make it right away. When making amends, I take the attitude of cleaning my side of the street only and I do not expect anything from the other person.

I am willing to do anything that comes to my attention to maintain victory over compulsive overeating. The other defect I had to live with is procrastination and not being able to get angry when I should.

Iíve had people who would give me wise cracks when making amends. I ignore the remarks because my mission is to clean my side of the street. If the other person chooses to be a jerk, it is not my problem.

Love In Recovery,

Dennis Tisdale

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