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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 INTO ACTION chapter   ... basis.  BB Into Action, p.76  
As we look over the list of business acquaintances and friends we have hurt, we may feel diffident about going to some of them on a spiritual basis.


2.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... basis.  BB A Vision For You, p.162  
Understanding our work, he can do this with an eye to selecting those who are willing and able to recover on a spiritual basis.


3.
View CONTENTS   ... basis.  12&12 Contents (Step Twelve), p.9  
Putting our lives on give-and-take basis.


4.
View STEP THREE essay   ... basis.  12&12 Step Three, p.37  
And everywhere the same thing is being done on an individual basis.


5.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... basis are not always easy alternatives to ...  BB We Agnostics, p.44  
To be doomed to an alcoholic death or to live on a spiritual basis are not always easy alternatives to face.


6.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... basis, but just as things are going ...  BB To Wives, p.120  
Perhaps your husband will make a fair start on the new basis, but just as things are going beautifully he dismays you by coming home drunk.


7.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... basis depends upon the extent to which ...  BB More About Alcoholism, p.34  
Whether such a person can quit upon a nonspiritual basis depends upon the extent to which he has already lost the power to choose whether he will drink or not.


8.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... basis for contention or argument.  BB There Is A Solution, p.19  
Nothing would please us so much as to write a book which would contain no basis for contention or argument.


9.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... basis for daily living, and we keenly ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.108  
By this time, at Step Ten, we had begun to get a basis for daily living, and we keenly realized that we would need to continue taking personal inventory, and that when we were in the wrong we ought to admit it promptly.


10.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... basis for discrediting the man.  BB Into Action, p.80  
He subsequently denied having received the money and used the incident as a basis for discrediting the man.


11.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... basis for helpful discussion.  BB The Family Afterward, p.127  
As each member of a resentful family begins to see his shortcomings and admits them to the others, he lays a basis for helpful discussion.


12.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... basis, he will also be doing everything ...  BB To Wives, p.118  
If your husband is trying to live on a spiritual basis, he will also be doing everything in his power to avoid disagreement or contention.


13.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... basis of a rapidly growing fellowship of ...  BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxv  
This has become the basis of a rapidly growing fellowship of these men and their families.


14.
View TRADITION THREE essay   ... basis of intolerance?  12&12 Tradition Three, p.140  
After all, isn't fear the true basis of intolerance?


15.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... basis of life, he will never take ...  BB To Employers, p.146  
Being on a radically different basis of life, he will never take advantage of the situation.


16.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... basis of life -- or else.  BB We Agnostics, p.44  
But after a while we had to face the fact that we must find a spiritual basis of life -- or else.


17.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... basis of living.  12&12 Step Seven, p.72  
We never thought of making honesty, tolerance, and true love of man and God the daily basis of living.


18.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... basis of self-knowledge.  BB More About Alcoholism, p.39  
But the actual or potential alcoholic, with hardly an exception, will be absolutely unable to stop drinking on the basis of self-knowledge.


19.
View APPENDIX V, The Religious View on AA   ... basis of the technique of Alcoholics Anonymous ...  BB Appendix V, The Religious View on A.A., p.572  
The Episcopal magazine, The Living Church, observes editorially: "The basis of the technique of Alcoholics Anonymous is the truly Christian principle that a man cannot help himself except by helping others.


20.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... basis of trusting and relying upon God.  BB How It Works, p.68  
For we are now on a different basis; the basis of trusting and relying upon God.


21.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... basis of unsatisfied demands, we were in ...  12&12 Step Seven, p.76  
Living upon a basis of unsatisfied demands, we were in a state of continual disturbance and frustration.


22.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... basis of wholesale condemnation.  BB We Agnostics, p.50  
Instead, we looked at the human defects of these people, and sometimes used their shortcomings as a basis of wholesale condemnation.


23.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... basis or not, the alcoholic member has ...  BB The Family Afterward, p.135  
Whether the family goes on a spiritual basis or not, the alcoholic member has to if he would recover.


24.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... basis, since the former did not work.  BB Working With Others, p.99  
If their old relationship is to be resumed it must be on a better basis, since the former did not work.


25.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... basis suggested.  BB A Vision For You, p.155  
A spiritual experience, he conceded, was absolutely necessary, but the price seemed high upon the basis suggested.


26.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... basis; the basis of trusting and relying ...  BB How It Works, p.68  
For we are now on a different basis; the basis of trusting and relying upon God.


27.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... basis upon which they can meet.  BB Working With Others, p.99  
The most incompatible people discover they have a basis upon which they can meet.


28.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... basis we are almost always in collision ...  BB How It Works, p.60  
On that basis we are almost always in collision with something or somebody, even though our motives are good.


29.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... basis; we would have to develop the ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.116  
It became clear that if we ever were to feel emotionally secure among grown-up people, we would have to put our lives on a give-and-take basis; we would have to develop the sense of being in partnership or brotherhood with all those around us.


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