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Our Fellowship is Growing…

Saturday, December 4th, 2010

As of this week, PAA has now grown to three confirmed countries, with the Czech Republic creating and building their own site.

Through the past two weeks, I have worked with my counterpart overseas to ensure that the message we have here remains the same in Czech; that our documents that have been created so far are available to members in their country.

When I started this in April 2008, I had no idea how many people would be contacting the info email address or how slowly or quickly we would grow. I sat in front of my computer praying that somewhere, somebody would write for help. It took almost a year before there was a “we” and not just me. Many have joined us on the conference call and some still phone in to maintain a connection to the recovery we have.

I am grateful to see our fellowship grow to Hawaii, Canada, Czech Republic and can see that there is much work to be done for our small fellowship.

We need literature to be written, from a “Big Book” to pamphlets and other material for the recovering PA.

We also need members to share their stories and other information, in a general way, for our blog.

Stay tuned for links to our Czech brothers and sisters in recovery from Porn Addiction.

In Service,


The Bulletin Board, Anonymity and Registration…

Thursday, December 17th, 2009

We have now been up and running for over a year and a half.

The Member’s Forum at that early beginning was open for all to see.

After some serious concerns regarding anonymity and a host of other issues with spammers registering, logging in and posting¬† ads and other illicit stuff, we took a group conscience and decided that the board would not be visible to “passers-by” and that registration would be required to post or view the topics.

While this might slow down some users who wish to post immediately, tradition one covers this topic. “1. Our common welfare should come first; personal recovery depends upon PAA unity.”

Our posts need to be for ourselves, and much like what is heard at face-to-face meetings, what is said here, stays here.

For a few days the registration was down after upgrading the board to the latest version. Thanks to our incredible hosting company, we were able to restore the board after it went down completely this evening.

So, why all the security? Why do you have to register to get the conference call number or to post?  This is to protect our recovery process for each individual.

Even our conference call meetings need to be kept confidential in the spririt of the 12th tradition which states:¬† “12. Anonymity is the spiritual foundation of all our Traditions, ever reminding us to place principles before personalities.”