Well, we now have a phone number and access code for a conference call for our SA Phone-In Group.
Sessions will begin January 6, 10:00 pm Eastern (US) Standard Time.
The plan is that Fr. Agapios will facilitate the group, and meetings will follow the SA White Book. It is strongly recommended that all participants have the White Book and start reading it.
Eventually, the group can choose a Secretary and a rotating Leader as it progresses. Fr. Agapios has committed to staying with it as long as is necessary.
It is important to remember that real names will not be used, nothing will be recorded, and you will have complete privacy. Those who have send in emails cannot, by this system, be identified by their numbers or access codes, because they are all the same and there is no 'Caller ID' feature.
It is heartening to see so many requests for the number. This means that we are meeting a need in our community, and that so many of you see hope in recovery. It is possible, so long as we all remember that we cannot do it alone. Recovery requires God and our brethren.
Perhaps at a later time we can also look at having an AA/NA group, and possibly an OA group as well. But, right now, this is a good start.
As a side note, I am thinking of putting on a one-day retreat in the Los Angeles -area to discuss internet pornography and addiction. If it comes together, I will post information about it on the blog.
In the meantime, if you or a loved one is struggling with pornography, send me an email with Fr. Agapios # in the subject line. The address is on the right side bar of the blog. For those who already have sent in your request, you will soon receive the necessary information. If you do not have it by the end of today, then please resend your request.