Our email loops and online meetings have some basic guidelines that all members must follow when sharing. Please, read the following guidelines and be sure to follow them when you begin to share with others:
Guideline 1: In our meetings and emails loops we share our experience, strength, hope and inspiration with fellow compulsive overeaters. Our purpose is to encourage, upbuild and strengthen our recovery from compulsive overeating, through sharing positive messages of truth, courage and the overcoming of adversity. Feel free to share both your problems and their solutions. Please remember to always use courtesy and respect.
Guideline 2: Although ours is a spiritual program, each member of our groups interprets this spiritual side in his/her own way. Therefore, in order to protect the spiritual program of all our members, in our email loops and meetings we use the terms God, God of my understanding, or higher power, when referring to our spiritual work.
Guideline 3: Negative messages that attack or put down other members of our loops and meetings are called "flaming" and are not allowed. If you have something personal to discuss with someone, please email or chat with them privately. Members who choose to "flame" in our loops or meetings will lose their sharing privileges.
Thank you for helping make our loops and meetings safe places for all of us to share in our recovery!
Welcome to 12 Step 4 COE's! Welcome to OA! Welcome home!
We look forward to meeting you in our email loops!