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From the books  ...  Alcoholics Anonymous (Big Book) and Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions (12 & 12)


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1.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... affairs.   BB Bill's Story, p.14  
My friend had emphasized the absolute necessity of demonstrating these principles in all my affairs.


2.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... affairs.   BB There Is A Solution, p.19  
A much more important demonstration of our principles lies before us in our respective homes, occupations and affairs.


3.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... affairs.   BB How It Works, p.60  
12. Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to alcoholics, and to practice these principles in all our affairs.


4.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... affairs.   BB The Family Afterward, p.124  
For example, we know of situations in which the alcoholic or his wife have had love affairs.


5.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... affairs.   BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, pp.171-172  
My father was a professional man of recognized ability and both my father and mother were most active in church affairs.


6.
View APPENDIX VII, Twelve Concepts (Short Form)   ... affairs.   BB Appendix VII, Twelve Concepts (Short Form), p.574  
II. The General Service Conference of A.A. has become, for nearly every practical purpose, the active voice and the effective conscience of our whole Society in its world affairs.


7.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... affairs.   12&12 Step Eleven, p.105  
The moment we catch even a glimpse of God's will, the moment we begin to see truth, justice, and love as the real and eternal things in life, we are no longer deeply disturbed by all the seeming evidence to the contrary that surrounds us in purely human affairs.


8.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... affairs."   12&12 Step Twelve, p.106  
"Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to alcoholics, and to practice these principles in all our affairs."


9.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... affairs.   12&12 Step Twelve, p.106  
To new A.A.'s, this often seems like a very dubious and improbable state of affairs.


10.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... affairs?   12&12 Step Twelve, p.111  
What about the practice of these principles in all our affairs?


11.
View TRADITION FIVE essay   ... affairs?   12&12 Tradition Five, pp.153-154  
Suppose I'd suggested that I'd take a hand in his domestic and business affairs?


12.
View TRADITION SEVEN essay   ... affairs.   12&12 Tradition Seven, p.161  
Now and then, grateful benefactors had endowed clubhouses, and as a result there was sometimes outside interference in our affairs.


13.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... affairs, am I willing to take the ...   12&12 Step Four, p.52  
If I am unable to change the present state of affairs, am I willing to take the measures necessary to shape my life to conditions as they are?


14.
View APPENDIX I, The A.A. Tradition   ... affairs, each A.A. group should be responsible ...   BB Appendix I, The A.A. Tradition, p.563  
4. With respect to its own affairs, each A.A. group should be responsible to no other authority than its own conscience.


15.
View TRADITIONS LONG FORM   ... affairs, each A.A. group should be responsible ...   12&12 Tradition Four (Long), p.189  
Four -- With respect to its own affairs, each A.A. group should be responsible to no other authority than its own conscience.


16.
View TRADITION FOUR essay   ... affairs exactly as it pleases, except when ...   12&12 Tradition Four, p.146  
But in relation to us, it means very simply that every A.A. group can manage its affairs exactly as it pleases, except when A.A. as a whole is threatened.


17.
View STEP TEN essay   ... affairs from top to bottom.   12&12 Step Ten, p.94  
This odd trait of mind and emotion, this perverse wish to hide a bad motive underneath a good one, permeates human affairs from top to bottom.


18.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... affairs have taken remarkable and unexpected turns ...   12&12 Step Eleven, pp.104-105  
Almost any experienced A.A. will tell how his affairs have taken remarkable and unexpected turns for the better as he tried to improve his conscious contact with God.


19.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... affairs is the payoff, the magnificent reality, ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.109  
The wonderful energy it releases and the eager action by which it carries our message to the next suffering alcoholic and which finally translates the Twelve Steps into action upon all our affairs is the payoff, the magnificent reality, of Alcoholics Anonymous.


20.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... affairs so he will not be tempted ...   BB To Wives, p.120  
The slightest disposition on your part to guide his appointments or his affairs so he will not be tempted will be noticed.


21.
View APPENDIX VII, Twelve Concepts (Short Form)   ... affairs. The Conference Charter is not a ...   BB Appendix VII, Twelve Concepts (Short Form), p.575  
VII. The Charter and Bylaws of the General Service Board are legal instruments, empowering the trustees to manage and conduct world service affairs. The Conference Charter is not a legal document; it relies upon tradition and the A.A. purse for final effectiveness.


22.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... affairs was negligible, the Brotherhood of Man ...   BB Bill's Story, p.11  
Judging from what I had seen in Europe and since, the power of God in human affairs was negligible, the Brotherhood of Man a grim jest.


23.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... affairs," well-grounded A.A.'s seem to have the ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.114  
Our basic troubles are the same as everyone else's, but when an honest effort is made "to practice these principles in all our affairs," well-grounded A.A.'s seem to have the ability, by God's grace, to take these troubles in stride and turn them into demonstrations of faith.


24.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... affairs which we aren't really competent to ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.111  
Perhaps we try to give them advice about their affairs which we aren't really competent to give or ought not give at all.


25.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... affairs with other men.   BB To Wives, p.105  
We have had retaliatory love affairs with other men.


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