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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   ... becomes a battleground for the instincts, there ...  12&12 Step Four, p.44  
Whenever a human being becomes a battleground for the instincts, there can be no peace.


2.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... becomes a military casualty.  12&12 Step Twelve, p.113  
Maybe there are serious domestic or romantic difficulties, or perhaps that boy we thought God was looking after becomes a military casualty.


3.
View CONTENTS   ... becomes a regular habit.  12&12 Contents (Step Ten), p.8  
Self-searching becomes a regular habit.


4.
View STEP TEN essay   ... becomes a regular habit, until he is ...  12&12 Step Ten, p.88  
For the wise have always known that no one can make much of his life until self-searching becomes a regular habit, until he is able to admit and accept what he finds, and until he patiently and persistently tries to correct what is wrong.


5.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... becomes a religious enthusiast.  BB The Family Afterward, p.128  
He becomes a religious enthusiast.


6.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... becomes a sick and irresponsible child who ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.118  
As matters get worse, the husband becomes a sick and irresponsible child who needs to be looked after and extricated from endless scrapes and impasses.


7.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... becomes a working part of the mind.  BB Into Action, p.87  
What used to be the hunch or the occasional inspiration gradually becomes a working part of the mind.


8.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... becomes acute and constant.  12&12 Step Four, p.53  
As we redouble our efforts at control, and continue to fail, our suffering becomes acute and constant.


9.
View CONTENTS   ... becomes an active guardian of our Fellowship.  12&12 Contents (Tradition Eleven), p.12  
Each member becomes an active guardian of our Fellowship.


10.
View TRADITION ELEVEN essay   ... becomes an active guardian of our Fellowship.  12&12 Tradition Eleven, p.183  
In it, each member becomes an active guardian of our Fellowship.


11.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... becomes angry, indignant, self-pitying.  BB How It Works, p.61  
He becomes angry, indignant, self-pitying.


12.
View STEP NINE essay   ... becomes clear, cost what it may?  12&12 Step Nine, p.86  
Do we lay the matter before our sponsor or spiritual adviser, earnestly asking God's help and guidance -- meanwhile resolving to do the right thing when it becomes clear, cost what it may?


13.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... becomes disgustingly, and even dangerously anti-social.  BB There Is A Solution, p.21  
Yet let him drink for a day, and he frequently becomes disgustingly, and even dangerously anti-social.


14.
View STEP THREE essay   ... becomes just how and by what specific ...  12&12 Step Three, p.34  
Therefore our problem now becomes just how and by what specific means shall we be able to let Him in?


15.
View TRADITION TWO essay   ... becomes of them?  12&12 Tradition Two, p.135  
What becomes of them?


16.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... becomes, on the next occasion, still more ...  BB How It Works, p.61  
He becomes, on the next occasion, still more demanding or gracious, as the case may be.


17.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... becomes operative, this man can also stop ...  BB There Is A Solution, p.21  
If a sufficiently strong reason -- ill health, falling in love, change of environment, or the warning of a doctor -- becomes operative, this man can also stop or moderate, although he may find it difficult and troublesome and may even need medical attention.


18.
View TRADITION ONE essay   ... becomes plain that the group must survive ...  12&12 Tradition One, p.130  
It becomes plain that the group must survive or the individual will not.


19.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... becomes practically nonexistent.  BB There Is A Solution, p.24  
Our so-called will power becomes practically nonexistent.


20.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... becomes really neglectful.  BB To Wives, p.119  
Sometimes he will be so interested that he becomes really neglectful.


21.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... becomes still less communicative.  BB The Family Afterward, p.126  
He becomes still less communicative.


22.
View TRADITION TWO essay   ... becomes the chairman of a committee composed ...  12&12 Tradition Two, p.133  
At this moment, the benign dictator becomes the chairman of a committee composed of his friends.


23.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... becomes the principal asset of the family ...  BB The Family Afterward, p.124  
The alcoholic's past thus becomes the principal asset of the family and frequently it is almost the only one!


24.
View APPENDIX VII, Twelve Concepts (Short Form)   ... becomes the seat of perilous wealth or ...  BB Appendix VII, Twelve Concepts (Short Form), p.575  
XII. The Conference shall observe the spirit of A.A. tradition, taking care that it never becomes the seat of perilous wealth or power; that sufficient operating funds and reserve be its prudent financial principle; that it place none of its members in a position of unqualified authority over others; that it reach all important decisions by discussion, vote, and, whenever possible, by substantial unanimity; that its actions never be personally punitive nor an incitement to public controversy; that it never perform acts of government, and that, like the Society it serves, it will always remain democratic in thought and action.


25.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... becomes the sole object of our lives, ...  12&12 Step Four, p.49  
When the satisfaction of our instincts for sex, security, and society becomes the sole object of our lives, then pride steps in to justify our excesses.


26.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... becomes unbearable and you have to leave ...  BB To Wives, p.111  
Even though your husband becomes unbearable and you have to leave him temporarily, you should, if you can, go without rancor.


27.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... becomes uncontrollable, whether in the sewing circle ...  12&12 Step Four, p.44  
When an individual's desire for prestige becomes uncontrollable, whether in the sewing circle or at the international conference table, other people suffer and often revolt.


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