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Comline

Dear Adult Children,

Our July ComLine is ready for download! In this issue:

    • Step 7 – Humbly asked God to remove our shortcomings
    • My “Brother”
    • Setting Myself Free
    • Setting Boundaries Does Become Easier
    • Delegates Vote on Ballot Proposals
    • Where in the World is ACA?
    • Where Does the Money Go?
    • Exciting ACA News, updates, and how YOU can help!

The ACA ComLine newsletter is where adult children from around the world share their stories of experience, strength, and hope.

The  ComLine is published quarterly with an emphasis on the Steps and Traditions. The next ComLine will be published October 1. Please send your articles, stories, drawings, poems, photos to litstaff@adultchildren.org. Be sure to include a completed and signed ACA ComLine Copyright Release Form. Submissions should be between 250–500 words.

January Edition: Steps 1, 2, 3 and Traditions 1, 2, 3. Target due date for submissions is November 30.
April Edition: Steps 4, 5, 6 and Traditions 4, 5, 6. Target due date for submissions is February 28.
July Edition: Steps 7, 8, 9 and Traditions 7, 8, 9. Target due date for submissions is May 31.
October Edition: Steps 10, 11, 12 and Traditions 10, 11, 12. Target due date for submissions is August 31.

We also extend a special invitation to all adult children: share your recovery experience in the language of your childhood. Selected shares will be published as written–not translated into English. All shares will be considered. The deadline for all ComLine submissions is 30 days prior to the month the edition is to be published.

Sincerely,

ComLine Editor, Trusted Servant of the Literature Committee

From a space of love, I give service in ACA so that every Adult Child seeking recovery may find a safe place.

Below are issues of the ComLine which you can download for free.


2019 ComLines

January 2019

  • “Finding Emotional Sobriety” New Trifold Helps AA Members
  • The Promises Really Do Come True
  • Daring to be the Real Me
  • Deliverance at My House

ComLine Special Edition: Addressing Predatory Behavior.

This issue offers members’ shares on the topic of predatory behavior, as well as tools and suggestions for dealing with it, both as an individual and from within the group conscience process of your ACA meeting.

We see this collection of shares as a starting point for further discussion. Take what you like and leave the rest! Our hope is that you will find something in this issue of the ComLine that you can take back to your home group meeting, to help keep your meeting safe and recovery-oriented for everyone, particularly newcomers!

April 2019

  • “Finding Emotional Sobriety” New Trifold Helps AA Members
  • The Promises Really Do Come True
  • Daring to be the Real Me
  • Deliverance at My House, and more!

2018 ComLines

January 2018 

  • Read about workshops, and our activities in Poland, Russia, and Spain.
  • Make plans for attending the 2018 ACA World Convention in Toronto!
  • Find out how others have found empowerment, clarity, and peace, and more!

Special Russian Edition! 

Thanks to the efforts of translators in our Russian Fellowship, we now have a ComLine in Russian.

April 2018 

  • Preparing for the 2018 ACA World Convention in Toronto, including important Delegates information
  • Becoming Your Own Loving Parent
  • Finding a Life Beyond Hurting
  • Inner Child Rules the World

July 2018 

  • Insights on translations and the language of our inner children
  • Members’ experiences in Toronto at the 2018 ABC
  • Poetry and a theater piece

October 2018

  • Introduction to Addressing Predatory Behavior
  • Live to Heal, Then Heal to Live
  • Hopping Off the Shame Train
  • The Recovery Pool of Life

2017 ComLines

January 2017 

  • Controlling and Being Controlled
  • Whose Hands?
  • Third Annual ACA European Meeting in Moscow!
  • Tenth Anniversary Commemorative BRB

ABC 2017 Special Delegate Report

  • Roberts Rules of Order and ACA
  • Service Structure – Serving International Scope
  • Delegate’s Corner
  • Floor Motions
  • Ballot Issue Results

ABC 2017 

  • ABC & AWC Set Record Attendance
  • Business Conference Agenda Items
  • 2016 ABC Ballot Proposals
  • 2017 Conference and Convention
  • 2018 ABC/AWC planning

April 2017 ComLine

  • 2017 ABC and 2nd Annual ACA World Convention (AWC) activities
  • Applying Tradition Four in My Home Group
  • Digging Deeper Into My Fourth Step
  • “… and to another human being …”
  • Breaking the Chain with Steps Four, Five, and Six

July 2017 ComLine

  • “Secret Service” From a Space of Love
  • World-Class Loving Inner Parent
  • If You Know How to Live, You Know How to Die
  • The CARE Corner
  • European Committee Update

October 2017 ComLine

  • Joyful meditation
  • Releasing dysfunctional behaviors
  • Finding healing after loss
  • Living beyond mere survival
  • and more!

2016 ComLines

January 2016 ComLine

  • The Birth of the BRB
  • Mingus Mountain Retreat for People in Recovery
  • Updates on the 2016 ABC and the Inaugural ACA World Convention
  • The Laundry Lists Workbook

ABC 2016 ComLine

  • Inaugural ACA World Convention (AWC)
  • Business Conference Agenda Items
  • 2016 ABC Ballot Items
  • 2017 Conference and Convention
  • 2018 ABC/AWC planning
  • and more!

April 2016 ComLine

  • Working The Fourth Step
  • Getting in touch with our feelings
  • See Steps Four, Five, and Six around the world
  • The WSO board and support staff

July 2016 ComLine

  • Audio ACA Speaker Downloads
  • Different types of sponsorship
  • Shares, Affirmations, and The Gifts of Forgiveness
  • Generational – NOT Intentional!
  • Why write for the ComLine?
  • Meeting in Moscow
  • and more!

October 2016 ComLine

  • Inaugural ACA World Convention (AWC)
  • Business Conference Agenda Items
  • 2016 ABC Ballot Items
  • 2017 Conference and Convention
  • 2018 ABC/AWC planning
  • and more!

2015 ComLines

July 2015

  • The Inside Scoop on Intergroups
  • Find a Meeting in Your Part of the World
  • I Had a PhD in ACA
  • Rapping with My Inner Child

October 2015 

  • The Birth of ACA
  • Beginning a Speakers Bureau
  • The Languages of our Childhood
  • Seventh Tradition Contributions
  • Best Practices

Special Edition 2015 ABC ComLine

  • Highlights of the 2015 Annual Business Conference
  • Links to the ABC Agenda Items
  • Ballot Items for the 2015 ABC Agenda
  • Preview of the 2016 ABC and inaugural ACA World Convention (AWC)

April 2015

  • The ComLine is Back!
  • We Have A New Web Site!
  • How We Got the Big Red Book
  • ABC In Austin
  • and more…

2012 ComLines

April 2012 ComLine

  • Retreating to a Place of Recovery
  • The Outreach Committee Responds…
  • “Living and Learning” — P.R.
  • and more…

2011 ComLines

June/July Combined ComLine

  • An Important Message to the Fellowship
  • The Outreach Committee Responds…
  • “Taking My Program to Life
  • “Finding Home”
  • and more…

May ComLine

  • Lessons From The Road, a share from the editor
  • The Outreach Committee Responds…
  • A “Hospitals and Institutions” Invitation
  • Guidance of the Higher Power, a share from Tokyo
  • and more…

Annual Business Conference Report

  • Attending to the Business of our Fellowship
  • Annual Report to the Delegates and Visitors
  • Minutes of the 2011 ABC
  • and more…

March ComLine – Gratitude

  • Gratitude, a Universal Language
  • Making ACA History: ACA WSO Translations
  • Spanish Workbook Revision Committee Report
  • and more…

February ComLine – Identification, Before and After

  • Identification, Before and After
  • Out of the Playpen
  • My Parents were not Monsters, just Alcoholics
  • and more…

January ComLine – ACA Meditation Book Development

  • Welcoming a New Year of ACA Recovery
  • The Outreach Committee Responds…
  • Sample Meditations from the Fellowship
  • and more…

2010 ComLines

December ComLine – Tradition Twelve

  • Tradition Twelve – Anonymity is the spiritual foundation …
  • Courage to Trust – Eileen W.
  • Hope Precedes Action – Leo D.
  • and more…

November ComLine – Tradition Eleven

  • Tradition Eleven – Our public relations policy …
  • Gratitude for a Higher Will – Eileen W.
  • Gratitude for the ACA Promises – Leo D.
  • and more…

October ComLine – Tradition Ten

  • ACA and Outside Issues – excerpt from the ACA Fellowship Text
  • Finding Hope and Healing in ACA – Angela J.
  • Tradition Ten: Avoiding Controversy and Emotional Intoxication – Omer G.
  • and more…

September ComLine – Tradition Nine

  • Tradition Nine of ACA – Omer G.
  • Service Across the Sea – Memories of Denmark – George S.
  • How to Start an ACA Intergroup or Regional Service Committee
  • and more…

August ComLine – Tradition Eight

  • Special Workers of the ACA Fellowship – DiAnne A.
  • Seeing Growth Through Service – Gloria D.
  • Tradition Eight in My Life – Leo D.
    and more…

July ComLine – Tradition Seven

  • Financial Wisdom from the ACA Fellowship Text
  • Knowing Where My Dollar Goes – Rachele V.
  • Discovering Financial Sobriety – Leo D.
  • and more…

June ComLine – Tradition Six

  • Realizing Boundaries Through Tradition Six – Leo D.
  • News from the Fellowship
  • Hospitals and Institutions Meetings – an Introduction
    and more…

Special Edition – Annual Business Conference

  • Annual Report to the Fellowship
  • Agenda Highlights
  • Summary Minutes
  • and more…

May ComLine – Tradition Five

  • Contacting your ACA WSO
  • Carrying and Delivering the ACA Message – Leo D.
  • Every Group Carries a Message – Omer G.
  • and more…

April ComLine – Tradition Four

  • “A Key Word in Tradition Four” – Omer G.
  • “Annual Business Conference Update
  • “Registering your ACA Meeting with WSO
  • and more…

March ComLine – Tradition Three

  • “The Effects of Family Alcoholism” – Natalia K.
  • “A Desire to Recover” – Anita R.
  • “Giving My Self a Chance” – Leo D.
  • and more…

February ComLine – Tradition Two

  • Communicating with ACA WSO
  • “Finding a Loving God”- Gayle W.
  • An Invitation to Serve- Josie E.
  • and more…

January ComLine – Tradition One

  • Communicating with ACA WSO
  • “Redefining Unity” – Shelley M.
  • More Tradition One Insight
  • and more…

These issues are provided here in PDF format. If unable to open your downloaded copy, click here to download the free Adobe Acrobat Reader.

The WSO encourages ACA members to submit articles to the WSO for possible publication in a future ComLine. If you have an interesting story of recovery, you can submit your story to litstaff@adultchildren.org. Be sure to include a signed release form: ComLine_Copyright_Release_.pdf.