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Friends and Family Need Strength, Courage and Wisdom

Posted Sep 07 2008 8:07pm

God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can and the wisdom to know the difference.

This Serenity prayer is repeated in church basements and meeting rooms all over the world at A.A. meetings and indeed gives an alcoholic the inner strength to carry on until their next meeting.

What about the family members who are caught on the emotional roller coaster that an alcoholic brings into their lives? THEY are truly the ones that give this prayer meaning. Spouses of an alcoholic are living their own personal hell every day. Many lack the strength, courage and wisdom necessary to make the tough decisions that need to be made to improve their quality of life, the life of the alcoholic they live with and to find that elusive serenity. Continue Reading ยป

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