My mother was an alcoholic and got sober through attending AA meetings.
AS I got older I too struggled with alcohol after my mothers death.
When I finally hit bottom, I went where Mom went to get-and-stay sober, AA!
I’m 61, a little over three years sober through AA.
I’ve finally had my spiritual awakening, and much to my surprise, I’ve found my spiritual center in Jesus Christ, a Saviour I’ve never really known until now.
I’m currently finding some contrasts between my Christianity and some of AA’s teachings, not yet to the point of abandoning AA.
I am finding that participating in church activities sometimes leaves me much more spiritually centered than AA meetings. A few of my AA friends seemed threatened by this, so I’ve decided it’s best for now not to discuss it with them.
I suppose I’m just a bit confused right now. I’m not sure how AA can really coexist with my Christian faith. I want to be a witness for Christ, but I feel it’s not in keeping with AA’s traditions.