I offer some vital written principles of 12 step programs which came to my rescue when I discovered them. They are from AA literature but were not told by live AAs.
May a newcomer have more than one sponsor?
The AA phamphlet "Q&A about Sponsorship" provides this answer.
"OF COURSE - In fact, a good sponsor sees that the newcomer meets many other seasoned members as soon as possible. The newcomer with more than one sponsor shares in a wide range of experience and hears a great variety of ways to use the A.A. program."
A MYTH >> "I can't make them drink and I can't keep them sober."
Bill Wilson wrote in the Twelve Concepts about leadership:
"While this article was first thought of in connection with our world service leadership, it is possible that some of its suggestions can be useful to anyone who takes an active part in our Society.
This is true particularly in the area of Twelfth Step work, in which nearly all of us are actively engaged. Every sponsor is a leader. The stakes are about as big as they could be. A human life and usually the happiness of a whole family hang in the balance. What the sponsor does and says, how well he estimates the reactions of his prospects, how well he times and makes his presentation, how well he handles criticisms, and how well he leads his prospect on by personal spiritual example - these qualities of leadership can make all the difference, often the difference between life and death."
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