The 12 Steps of A.A. are actually an expansion of the Four Absolutes of the Oxford Group, started in the early 1900s by Frank Buchman. From the beginning of The Family Foundation School, these Four Absolutes have been the bedrock upon which all else has been built.
Not lying to myself or others; fidelity to the Truth in what I say, what I think, and what I do.
Purity of mind, purity of body, purity of the emotions, sexual purity.
Doing what is right and true above and beyond what I want at the moment.
Loving God with all my heart, all my soul, and all my mind; and my neighbor as myself.
These Four Absolutes provide us with "first principles" with which to guide our personal transformation and growth. In keeping with the writings of A.A., we can only claim progress toward these high goals, not spiritual perfection. The Four Absolutes form the philosophical true north for all that occurs with students and staff at The Family Foundation School.