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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 NINE essay   ... behavior and example, to convince those about ...  12&12 Step Nine, p.85  
As soon as we begin to feel confident in our new way of life and have begun, by our behavior and example, to convince those about us that we are indeed changing for the better, it is usually safe to talk in complete frankness with those who have been seriously affected, even those who may be only a little or not at all aware of what we have done to them.


2.
View FOREWORD   ... behavior and needs of the Fellowship itself.  12&12 Foreword, p.16  
The basic principles of A.A., as they are known today, were borrowed mainly from the fields of religion and medicine, though some ideas upon which success finally depended were the result of noting the behavior and needs of the Fellowship itself.


3.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... behavior blocked a partnership relation with any ...  12&12 Step Four, p.53  
This self-centered behavior blocked a partnership relation with any one of those about us.


4.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... behavior, his problems, his background, the seriousness ...  BB Working With Others, p.90  
Get an idea of his behavior, his problems, his background, the seriousness of his condition, and his religious leanings.


5.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... behavior in the face of a desperate ...  BB Bill's Story, p.7  
My incredible behavior in the face of a desperate desire to stop was explained.


6.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... behavior is as absurd and incomprehensible with ...  BB More About Alcoholism, p.37  
Our behavior is as absurd and incomprehensible with respect to the first drink as that of an individual with a passion, say, for jay-walking.


7.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... behavior is but a phase of his ...  BB The Family Afterward, p.129  
If the family will appreciate that dad's current behavior is but a phase of his development, all will be well.


8.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... behavior of other people -- people who really ...  12&12 Step Four, p.45  
Our present anxieties and troubles, we cry, are caused by the behavior of other people -- people who really need a moral inventory.


9.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... behavior of others, why do I lack ...  12&12 Step Four, p.52  
Or, if my disturbance was seemingly caused by the behavior of others, why do I lack the ability to accept conditions I cannot change?


10.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... behavior patterns vary.  BB There Is A Solution, p.22  
This is by no means a comprehensive picture of the true alcoholic, as our behavior patterns vary.


11.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... behavior respecting financial and emotional security.  12&12 Step Four, p.51  
Also of importance for most alcoholics are the questions they must ask about their behavior respecting financial and emotional security.


12.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... behavior, we insisted that we had been ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.123  
As to our grandiose behavior, we insisted that we had been possessed of nothing but a high and legitimate ambition to win the battle of life.


13.
View STEP EIGHT essay   ... behavior when drinking has aggravated the defects ...  12&12 Step Eight, p.78  
Moreover, it is usually a fact that our behavior when drinking has aggravated the defects of others.


14.
View STEP TWO essay   ... behavior, whether the destruction fell on the ...  12&12 Step Two, p.33  
Yet no alcoholic, soberly analyzing his destructive behavior, whether the destruction fell on the dining-room furniture or his own moral fiber, can claim "soundness of mind" for himself.


15.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... behavior which our friends probably know about ...  12&12 Step Five, p.55  
Then, for good measure, we add dramatic descriptions of that part of our drinking behavior which our friends probably know about anyhow.


16.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... behavior will convince them more than our ...  BB Into Action, p.83  
Our behavior will convince them more than our words.


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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