The S.L.A.A. fellowship is made of of every day people from a variety of racial, social, religious, economic, sexual orientations, gender identities and educational backgrounds. The thing that unites all of us is a common understanding that compulsive sexual behavior - be it affairs, pornography, emotional dependence, or sexual anorexia and everything in between - has disrupted our lives and we want to get better.
Congratulations! Just by searching for answers to our common dis-ease you have taken the first step toward sexual health. Doing so takes courage. But don't stop there.
Our addiction to sex, love, and pornography didn't happen in isolation, therefore our journey to recovery won't happen alone either. The members of the S.L.A.A. Little Rock fellowship invite you to attend our next meeting. It is a totally anonymous and confidential setting. You can find our list of meeting here.
If you like, contact a group presentative via email link at the top of this page. Ask us what to expect, how to connect, and if S.L.A.A. is for you. Again, all communication is confidential.
At our meetings, our members participate by listening, reading aloud approved literature, sharing our experiences, strengths and hopes, and serving where we are needed. Each meeting begins with the serenity prayer from Alcoholics Anonymous. Then our members take turns reading our core documents out loud as a reminder of why we are there and the principals that guide us in both our personal and common recoveries.
The meeting chairperson, a trusted servant of our fellowship, then reads some form of S.L.A.A. Literature. Afterwards the floor is open for sharing our observations about the reading and its impact on our recovery. As the meeting closes, we offer a time to get current. This allows anyone struggling in their recovery to ask for encouragement for our fellowship. We close our meetings with a prayer from the big book of Alcoholics Anonymous. Many times our members will meet afterward for a meal and fellowship.
True recovery from Sex and Love Addiction requires both effort and surrender. Surrender to the reality that our lives were unmanageable and effort to live out the principals we prescribe as steps for a new strategy of living. Working our program involves coming to meetings, connecting to other in the fellowship for support, partnering with a "sponsor" to begin working the 12 Steps, and for some of us, regular time with therapist. The bottom line is that we have to trade in our old life of secrets and isolation and embrace a whole new way of living.
Do not be discouraged. No one among us has been able to maintain anything like perfect adherence to these principles. We are not saints. The point is, that we are willing to grow along spiritual lines. The principles we have set down are guides to progress. We claim spiritual progress rather than spiritual perfection.*
In the fellowship of S.L.A.A. we find a common goal - walking together toward a healthy, sane, well balanced life free of compulsive sexual acting out. Our members are there to encourage and support us when we struggle and celebrate our victories!
* Taken from the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous
As our seventh tradition teaches us, our S.L.A.A. group is fully self-supporting, declining outside contributions.
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