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One Day at a Time in Al-Anon:

Living with an alcoholic may bring us to such a point of desperation that we feel God has abandoned us. Our children are disturbed, debts are piling up; encounters with police, imprisonment, infidelity and physical violence may disgrace the family. What can we do? We know it is time for action, but what steps shall we take? Our own thinking is so confused that we are in no condition to make decisions. At such a crisis, we should seek impartial counsel from a source of professional help: a clergyman, a social agency or a Family Court. But most of all it is important to use the Al-Anon suggestion, “Let go and let God.”

Today’s Reminder:

I know I am powerless to deal with my problem by myself. The more I struggle to work it out, the more difficult it becomes. I know that Divine Power can deal with matters which are beyond me. I will try to empty my mind of all fear.

“God does not deprive us of His love; we deprive Him of our cooperation. God would never reject me if I had not first rejected His love.”
— St. Francis de Sales

From the book “One Day at a Time in Al-Anon”. © Al-Anon Family Group Headquarters, Inc. 1973