Harvey E in Toronto is a 67 year old Orthodox Jew, who, together with his wife, Sharon, have five married children and 19 grandchildren. He joined SA in January 7th, 2014, on the recommendation of his new therapist. At the time, his marriage of 36 years was in serious trouble, he had recently been arrested for acting out behaviors going back 40 years, and he was suffering unbearable shame, shunned by his community and many of his family members. This week he celebrates 3000 consecutive days of sobriety as well as years in recovery from sex addiction. Harvey has embraced a mission of sharing his experience, strength and hope with others, and has spoken around the world both in person and on phone and zoom platforms. Today he is excited to share on Step 3.
Reco12 is an organization with the mission of learning and sharing the similarities of addiction of all kinds and gaining and sharing tools and hope from others who are walking a similar path. Speakers from our past meetings have represented many fellowships and identify with addictions with such variety of alcoholism, drugs, food, sex, gambling, theft, just to name a few.
Each Friday at noon central time, we hold a live, lunch-hour speaker meeting with a recovering addict from anywhere on Earth, pertaining to any or no faith tradition, and with any background, who shares their experience, strength, and hope on a specified recovery topic of their choice. For the 12 week period from March 4, 2022 through May 20th, 2022, we will be focusing on each of the 12 Steps of Recovery. Our speaker today will share for 20-25 minutes on her experience with Step 2, and then the live audience gets the opportunity to ask questions of him for another 20-25 minutes. To get weekly invitations to join us, please go to www.reco12.com/join-us and submit your email address there to get the reminders and links.
Reco12 is a self-supporting service and we appreciate your help in keeping it that way. We gratefully accept contributions to help cover the costs of the Zoom platform, podcast platform, web hosting, and administrative costs. To contribute, you can go to https://www.reco12.com/support or you can click the link to PayPal (https://www.paypal.me/reco12) in the chat of the live meeting. When you contribute, please specify the meeting number. This is meeting number 93.
Resources Mentioned in Today's Meeting:
AA Comes of Age (book)
Poem: My Cup Has Overflowed by John Paul Moore
Outro music is “Standing Still” by Cory Ellsworth and Randy Kartchner, performed by Mike Eldred and Elizabeth Wolfe. This song, and/or the entire soundtra