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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 STEP FOUR essay   ... answers.   12&12 Step Four, p.54  
In this connection, it is wise to write out our questions and answers.


2.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... answers.   12&12 Step Twelve, p.111  
But in the longer run we clearly realize that these are only the pains of growing up, and nothing but good can come from them if we turn more and more to the entire Twelve Steps for the answers.


3.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... answers, and certainly not because he had ...   BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.180  
He knew all the answers, and certainly not because he had picked them up in his reading.


4.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... answers at all.   12&12 Step Eleven, p.103  
Quite often, however, the thoughts that seem to come from God are not answers at all.


5.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... answers come after we have tried this ...   BB Into Action, p.86  
We are often surprised how the right answers come after we have tried this for a while.


6.
View APPENDIX I, The A.A. Tradition   ... answers that our experience has yet given ...   BB Appendix I, The A.A. Tradition, p.561  
The "12 Traditions" of Alcoholics Anonymous are, we A.A.'s believe, the best answers that our experience has yet given to those ever-urgent questions, "How can A.A. best function?" and, "How can A.A. best stay whole and so survive?"


7.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... answers that work for us.   12&12 Step Twelve, p.117  
We A.A.'s cannot pretend to offer full answers to age-old perplexities, but our own experience does provide certain answers that work for us.


8.
View TRADITION TWO essay   ... answers the mail, and sends out notices ...   12&12 Tradition Two, p.134  
The secretary sees that literature is on the table, looks after the phone-answering service, answers the mail, and sends out notices of meetings.


9.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... answers to age-old perplexities, but our own ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.117  
We A.A.'s cannot pretend to offer full answers to age-old perplexities, but our own experience does provide certain answers that work for us.


10.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... answers to our requests?"   12&12 Step Eleven, p.103  
Of course, it is reasonable and understandable that the question is often asked: "Why can't we take a specific and troubling dilemma straight to God, and in prayer secure from Him sure and definite answers to our requests?"


11.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... answers will come, if your own house ...   BB A Vision For You, p.164  
The answers will come, if your own house is in order.


12.
View TRADITION TWO essay   ... answers, "Yes!   12&12 Tradition Two, p.132  
The member, sane to all appearances, immediately answers, "Yes!


The 164 and More™ Book, eBook, and Web Site are all CONCORDANCES which display passages from the Big Book Alcoholics Anonymous, the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, and the A.A. Grapevine (A.A. Preamble only).  Sorting and rendering passages in the proprietary format of the 164 and More concordance does not in any way imply affiliation with or endorsement by either Alcoholics Anonymous World Services Inc., or the A.A. Grapevine, Inc.  Further A.A.W.S. Inc. and the A.A. Grapevine Inc. have no objection to the use of this material in the 164 and More concordance.

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