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Title: 4th Step


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Melbourne AA Steps Weekend
26th to 28th May 2006, Melbourne, Australia
stepsweekend.aagroup.org.au
Step 4 Presentation
2
Step One We admitted we were powerless over
alcohol - that our lives had become unmanageable.
3
Step Two Came to believe that a Power greater
than ourselves could restore us to sanity.
4
Step Three Made a decision to turn our will and
our lives over to the care of God as we
understood Him.
5
Step Four Made a searching and fearless moral
inventory of ourselves.
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Mr. Brown
Mrs. Jones
My employer
  • My wife

9
Mr. Brown
Mrs. Jones
My employer
  • My wife

10
I'M RESENTFUL AT
THE CAUSE
Mr. Brown
His attention to my wife. Told my wife of my
mistress. Brown may get my job at the office.
Mrs. Jones
She's a nut - she snubbed me. She committed her
husband for drinking. He's my friend. She's a
gossip.
My employer
Unreasonable - Unjust Overbearing Threatens
to fire me for drinking and padding my expense
account.
  • My wife

Misunderstands and nags. Likes Brown. Wants house
put in her name.
11
I'M RESENTFUL AT
THE CAUSE
Mr. Brown
His attention to my wife. Told my wife of my
mistress. Brown may get my job at the office.
Mrs. Jones
She's a nut - she snubbed me. She committed her
husband for drinking. He's my friend. She's a
gossip.
My employer
Unreasonable - Unjust Overbearing - Threatens
to fire me for drinking and padding my expense
account.
  • My wife

Misunderstands and nags. Likes Brown. Wants house
put in her name.
12
I'M RESENTFUL AT
THE CAUSE
AFFECTS MY
Mr. Brown
His attention to my wife. Told my wife of my
mistress. Brown may get my job at the office.
Sex relations. Self-esteem (fear). Sex
relations. Self-esteem (fear). Security. Self-este
em (Fear).
Mrs. Jones
She's a nut - she snubbed me. She committed her
husband for drinking. He's my friend. She's a
gossip.
Personal relation- ship. Self-esteem (fear).
My employer
Unreasonable - Unjust Overbearing - Threatens
to fire me for drinking and padding my expense
account.
Self-esteem (fear) Security.
  • My wife

Misunderstands and nags. Likes Brown. Wants house
put in her name.
Pride - Personal sex relations - Security (fear).
13
I'M RESENTFUL AT
THE CAUSE
AFFECTS MY
Mr. Brown
His attention to my wife. Told my wife of my
mistress. Brown may get my job at the office.
Sex relations. Self-esteem (fear). Sex
relations. Self-esteem (fear). Security. Self-este
em (Fear).
Mrs. Jones
She's a nut - she snubbed me. She committed her
husband for drinking. He's my friend. She's a
gossip.
Personal relation- ship. Self-esteem (fear).
My employer
Unreasonable - Unjust Overbearing - Threatens
to fire me for drinking and padding my expense
account.
Self-esteem (fear) Security.
  • My wife

Misunderstands and nags. Likes Brown. Wants house
put in her name.
Pride - Personal sex relations - Security (fear).
14
I'M RESENTFUL AT
THE CAUSE
AFFECTS MY
Resentment
Mr. Brown
His attention to my wife. Told my wife of my
mistress. Brown may get my job at the office.
Sex relations. Self-esteem (fear). Sex
relations. Self-esteem (fear). Security. Self-este
em (Fear).
Mrs. Jones
She's a nut - she snubbed me. She committed her
husband for drinking. He's my friend. She's a
gossip.
Personal relation- ship. Self-esteem (fear).
My employer
Unreasonable - Unjust Overbearing - Threatens
to fire me for drinking and padding my expense
account.
Self-esteem (fear) Security.
  • My wife

Misunderstands and nags. Likes Brown. Wants house
put in her name.
Pride - Personal sex relations - Security (fear).
15
I'M RESENTFUL AT
THE CAUSE
AFFECTS MY
Resentment
Mr. Brown
His attention to my wife. Told my wife of my
mistress. Brown may get my job at the office.
Sex relations. Self-esteem (fear). Sex
relations. Self-esteem (fear). Security. Self-este
em (Fear).
Mrs. Jones
She's a nut - she snubbed me. She committed her
husband for drinking. He's my friend. She's a
gossip.
Personal relation- ship. Self-esteem (fear).
My employer
Unreasonable - Unjust Overbearing - Threatens
to fire me for drinking and padding my expense
account.
Self-esteem (fear) Security.
  • My wife

Misunderstands and nags. Likes Brown. Wants house
put in her name.
Pride - Personal sex relations - Security (fear).
16
I'M RESENTFUL AT
THE CAUSE
AFFECTS MY
Resentment
Mr. Brown
His attention to my wife. Told my wife of my
mistress. Brown may get my job at the office.
Sex relations. Self-esteem (fear). Sex
relations. Self-esteem (fear). Security. Self-este
em (Fear).
Mrs. Jones
She's a nut - she snubbed me. She committed her
husband for drinking. He's my friend. She's a
gossip.
Personal relation- ship. Self-esteem (fear).
PRAYER
My employer
Unreasonable - Unjust Overbearing - Threatens
to fire me for drinking and padding my expense
account.
Self-esteem (fear) Security.
  • My wife

Misunderstands and nags. Likes Brown. Wants house
put in her name.
Pride - Personal sex relations - Security (fear).
17
I'M RESENTFUL AT
THE CAUSE
AFFECTS MY
Mr. Brown
His attention to my wife. Told my wife of my
mistress. Brown may get my job at the office.
Sex relations. Self-esteem (fear). Sex
relations. Self-esteem (fear). Security. Self-este
em (Fear).
Mrs. Jones
She's a nut - she snubbed me. She committed her
husband for drinking. He's my friend. She's a
gossip.
Personal relation- ship. Self-esteem (fear).
PRAYER
My employer
Unreasonable - Unjust Overbearing - Threatens
to fire me for drinking and padding my expense
account.
Self-esteem (fear) Security.
  • My wife

Misunderstands and nags. Likes Brown. Wants house
put in her name.
Pride - Personal sex relations - Security (fear).
18
I'M RESENTFUL AT
THE CAUSE
AFFECTS MY
MY PART
Mr. Brown
His attention to my wife. Told my wife of my
mistress. Brown may get my job at the office.
Sex relations. Self-esteem (fear). Sex
relations. Self-esteem (fear). Security. Self-este
em (Fear).
I neglected my wife.
SELFISH
I was unfaithful.
DISHONEST
I was busy looking after my needs rather than
doing my job.
SELF-SEEKING
Mrs. Jones
She's a nut - she snubbed me. She committed her
husband for drinking. He's my friend. She's a
gossip.
Personal relation- ship. Self-esteem (fear).
I was inconsiderate to her.
SELFISH
I am afraid that might happen to me.
FRIGHTENED
PRAYER
I did things I dont want others to know about.
DISHONEST
My employer
Unreasonable - Unjust Overbearing Threatens
to fire me for drinking and padding my expense
account.
Self-esteem (fear) Security.
I was unreliable.
SELFISH
I was drinking on the job and stealing.
DISHONEST
  • My wife

Misunderstands and nags. Likes Brown. Wants house
put in her name.
Pride - Personal sex relations Security (fear).
I dont pay any attention to her.
SELFISH
I put my job in jeopardy by drinking and stealing.
DISHONEST
19
I'M RESENTFUL AT
THE CAUSE
AFFECTS MY
MY PART
Mr. Brown
His attention to my wife. Told my wife of my
mistress. Brown may get my job at the office.
Sex relations. Self-esteem (fear). Sex
relations. Self-esteem (fear). Security. Self-este
em (Fear).
I neglected my wife.
SELFISH
I was unfaithful.
DISHONEST
I was busy looking after my needs rather than
doing my job.
SELF-SEEKING
Mrs. Jones
She's a nut - she snubbed me. She committed her
husband for drinking. He's my friend. She's a
gossip.
Personal relation- ship. Self-esteem (fear).
I was inconsiderate to her.
SELFISH
I am afraid that might happen to me.
FRIGHTENED
PRAYER
I did things I dont want others to know about.
DISHONEST
My employer
Unreasonable - Unjust Overbearing Threatens
to fire me for drinking and padding my expense
account.
Self-esteem (fear) Security.
I was unreliable.
SELFISH
I was drinking on the job and stealing.
DISHONEST
  • My wife

Misunderstands and nags. Likes Brown. Wants house
put in her name.
Pride - Personal sex relations Security (fear).
I dont pay any attention to her.
SELFISH
I put my job in jeopardy by drinking and stealing.
DISHONEST
20
Resentment
Fear
Sex Conduct
Harms Done
21
Step Four A spiritual exercise
  • Honest
  • Fearless
  • Thorough
  • Simple
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