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As We Understood Him

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Before my second time around in OA, the God of my life was vengeful, punishing, unloving, and terrible. God demanded that my parents abuse me verbally, physically, and emotionally through beliefs such as “Spare the rod, spoil the child.” When I first came to OA, God was a huge stumbling block for me. OA is a spiritual program, but all I heard was the word “God” and not what followed, “as we understood Him.” It took almost two years of reading OA and AA literature, not going to meetings, and relapsing into overeating before I finally heard and understood those

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