CoDA Service Conference __2009____

Motion Form

Committee: ______SSC_____________ Date:_____7/9/09________

Motion Number: (data entry purpose only):___________

Result (data entry purpose only):

Motion: To accept the short version of the CoDA Preamble as an option to reading the long version.

 

 

 

__________________________________________________________Intent:

Streamlining the language so there is more time for sharing

 

 

Remarks: TX VEI 2007-03 Issue:  The "Welcome" be reviewed and streamlined to create an optional shortened version to read at meeting (i.e., the longer version would still be available). The "Preamble" was last revised in 1994, and while it is an excellent document, it may also benefit from the same process to increase sharing time at meetings.

Intent:  Streamlining the language so there is more time for sharing.

 

 

The Preamble of Co-Dependents Anonymous

Long Version

 

Co-Dependents Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women whose common purpose is to develop healthy relationships. The only requirement for membership is a desire for healthy and loving relationships. We gather together to support and share with each other in a journey of self-discovery learning to love the self. Living the program allows each of us to become increasingly honest with ourselves about our personal histories and our own codependent behaviors.

We rely upon the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions for knowledge and wisdom. These are the principles of our program and guides to developing honest and fulfilling relationships with others and ourselves. In CoDA, we each learn to build a bridge to a Higher Power of our own understanding, and we allow others the same privilege.

This renewal process is a gift of healing for us. By actively working the program of Co-Dependents Anonymous, we can each realize a new joy, acceptance, and serenity in our lives.

 

Revision date: 09-20-03

The Preamble of Co-Dependents Anonymous

Short Version

Co-Dependents Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women whose common purpose is to develop healthy and loving relationships. We gather together to support and share with each other in a journey of self discovery learning to love the self. Living the program allows each of us to become increasingly honest with ourselves about our personal histories and our own co-dependent behaviors.

In CoDA, we each learn to build a bridge to a Higher Power of our own understanding. We allow others the same privilege.

By actively working the program of Co-dependents Anonymous, we can each realize a new joy, acceptance and serenity in our lives.