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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 TWELVE essay   ... asked.  12&12 Step Twelve, p.108  
Then, in Step Seven, we humbly asked God to remove our shortcomings such as He could or would under the conditions of the day we asked.


2.
View STEP SIX essay   ... asked a Higher Power, God as I ...  12&12 Step Six, p.63  
But when I became willing to clean house and then asked a Higher Power, God as I understood Him, to give me release, my obsession to drink vanished.


3.
View TRADITION TWO essay   ... asked Charlie for a little time to ...  12&12 Tradition Two, p.137  
"Although I asked Charlie for a little time to consider it, my own mind was about made up.


4.
View TRADITION FIVE essay   ... asked Dr. Silkworth if he had a ...  12&12 Tradition Five, p.151  
"So I hopped the subway to Towns Hospital, where I asked Dr. Silkworth if he had a prospect.


5.
View TRADITION THREE essay   ... asked each group to send in its ...  12&12 Tradition Three, p.140  
Our Foundation office(*) asked each group to send in its list of 'protective' regulations.


6.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... asked for the grace to bring love, ...  12&12 Step Eleven, p.101  
Then he asked for the grace to bring love, forgiveness, harmony, truth, faith, hope, light, and joy to every human being he could.


7.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... asked God to help and the drastic ...  BB Into Action, p.80  
If we have obtained permission, have consulted with others, asked God to help and the drastic step is indicated we must not shrink.


8.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... asked God to help us show them ...  BB How It Works, p.67  
We asked God to help us show them the same tolerance, pity, and patience that we would cheerfully grant a sick friend.


9.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... asked God to mold our ideals and ...  BB How It Works, p.69  
We asked God to mold our ideals and help us to live up to them.


10.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... asked God to remove our shortcomings such ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.108  
Then, in Step Seven, we humbly asked God to remove our shortcomings such as He could or would under the conditions of the day we asked.


11.
View STEP TWO essay   ... asked God to stop that.  12&12 Step Two, p.31  
Then we became drunkards, and asked God to stop that.


12.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... asked him point-blank why he could not ...  BB There Is A Solution, p.26  
So he returned to this doctor, whom he admired, and asked him point-blank why he could not recover.


13.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... asked Him to remove our shortcomings.  BB How It Works, p.59  
7. Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings.


14.
View CONTENTS   ... asked Him to remove our shortcomings."  12&12 Contents (Step Seven), p.7  
Step Seven -- "Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings."


15.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... asked Him to remove our shortcomings."  12&12 Step Seven, p.70  
"Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings."


16.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... asked Him to remove our shortcomings."  12&12 Step Seven, p.75  
It marked the time when we could commence to see the full implication of Step Seven: "Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings."


17.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... asked him to tell us exactly how ...  BB More About Alcoholism, p.36  
We asked him to tell us exactly how it happened.


18.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... asked himself this question: "Is it possible ...  BB We Agnostics, p.56  
But later, alone in his room, he asked himself this question: "Is it possible that all the religious people I have known are wrong?"


19.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... asked His protection and care with complete ...  BB How It Works, p.59  
We asked His protection and care with complete abandon.


20.
View TRADITION FIVE essay   ... asked, 'How much does your scheme cost?'  12&12 Tradition Five, p.152  
Sarcastically he asked, 'How much does your scheme cost?'


21.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... asked if he might come over.  BB Bill's Story, p.8  
The cheery voice of an old school friend asked if he might come over.


22.
View INTRODUCTION   ... asked if it would be wise to ...  12&12 Introduction, p.14  
In recent years some members and friends of A.A. have asked if it would be wise to update the language, idioms, and historical references in the book to present a more contemporary image for the Fellowship.


23.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... asked me if I thought myself alcoholic ...  BB More About Alcoholism, p.42  
They grinned, which I didn't like so much, and then asked me if I thought myself alcoholic and if I were really licked this time.


24.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... asked of him than he can do.  12&12 Step Four, p.49  
So when A.A. suggests a fearless moral inventory, it must seem to every newcomer that more is being asked of him than he can do.


25.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... asked ourselves this: Are not some of ...  BB We Agnostics, p.51  
We asked ourselves this: Are not some of us just as biased and unreasonable about the realm of the spirit as were the ancients about the realm of the material?


26.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... asked ourselves why we had them.  BB How It Works, p.68  
We asked ourselves why we had them.


27.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... asked ourselves why we were angry.  BB How It Works, p.64  
We asked ourselves why we were angry.


28.
View TRADITION SEVEN essay   ... asked the A.A. groups for voluntary contributions.  12&12 Tradition Seven, p.162  
So we asked the A.A. groups for voluntary contributions.


29.
View TRADITION SIX essay   ... asked the prospective publicity director how he ...  12&12 Tradition Six, p.158  
The minute we saw this compromising fact for what it was, we asked the prospective publicity director how he felt about it.


30.
View TRADITION THREE essay   ... asked to be let in.  12&12 Tradition Three, p.141  
A newcomer appeared at one of these groups, knocked on the door and asked to be let in.


31.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... asked to contribute a few words on ...  BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxvii  
There was, therefore, a sense of real satisfaction when I was asked to contribute a few words on a subject which is covered in such masterly detail in these pages.


32.
View TRADITION EIGHT essay   ... asked to fill.  12&12 Tradition Eight, p.170  
These are only a few of the jobs which A.A. members as individuals have been asked to fill.


33.
View TRADITION EIGHT essay   ... asked to speak at A.A. meetings because ...  12&12 Tradition Eight, p.168  
They weren't asked to speak at A.A. meetings because they were "making money out of A.A."


34.
View STEP TWO essay   ... asked what God's will was for us; ...  12&12 Step Two, p.31  
At no time had we asked what God's will was for us; instead we had been telling Him what it ought to be.


35.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... asked: "Why can't we take a specific ...  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?"


36.
View TO WIVES chapter   Asked why they commenced to drink again, ...  BB To Wives, p.107  
Asked why they commenced to drink again, they would reply with some silly excuse, or none.


37.
View TRADITION THREE essay   ... asked, "will you let me join your ...  12&12 Tradition Three, p.142  
"But," he asked, "will you let me join your group? Since I am the victim of another addiction even worse stigmatized than alcoholism, you may not want me among you. Or will you?"


38.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... asked yourself why it is that all ...  BB There Is A Solution, p.20  
You may already have asked yourself why it is that all of us became so very ill from drinking.


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