WHAT I LEARNED: 1. This book almost didn’t happen. Originally, it was only supposed to be a revision to “The Dilemma of the Alcoholic Marriage” (item # B-4), but the revisions were becoming too extensive & the focus on just marital relationships was too narrow. So in 2001, concept approval was given to create this much larger book that includes all kinds of relationships & seven years later it was completed.
2. Of all the different types of relationships covered, this line from page 171 sums up a lot, “It is our attitudes, not our relationships, which can keep us trapped in the past.” However, if I had to pick one recurring theme throughout the book it would be: first work on improving a relationship with a Higher Power & all the rest will follow.
3. I have 2 favorites sections:
1) Pages 141-142 – The river guide’s tips to a first-time kayaker. Words to live by indeed!
2) Pages 268-270 – Two different members share how they personally apply the Steps, Traditions, Concepts, & even Warranties to their relationships. …It’s not often the Warranties get a shout out!
**UPDATE (11/11/16): “Discovering Choices” is now featured on Episode #5 of my “CAL Chat” podcast where this book is discussed even further!