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Self Help Groups are Not About Conversion

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 Or TAKE WHAT YOU LIKE AND LEAVE THE REST. She used to accept people as equals who were hell bent on keeping her in a one-down position.  A one-down position was here place in childhood.   One such person was a “friend” from a support group. They call them “sponsors,” and they are like “Conversion Christians.” Conversion is the most important thing to those who are hypocrites. Most people who sponsor prefer a one-down position because they believe they have a market on “The Way.” The sickest people go to support groups. Even sicker are the ones who never make it to a support group. That’s why one of the support group traditions is, “Principles before personalities.” If you go regularly, follow the steps and traditions and listen, you will eventually feel better.  It seems so many people want to strip you of your ego, which is not helpful in the long run. The ego has a purpose, it just cannot lead the way.  It must ultimately be a passenger. This is what Conversion Christians cannot do