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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 SEVEN essay   ... between a demand and a simple request ...   12&12 Step Seven, p.76  
The difference between a demand and a simple request is plain to anyone.


2.
View FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION   ... between a New York stockbroker and an ...   BB Foreword to Second Edition, p.xv  
The spark that was to flare into the first A.A. group was struck at Akron, Ohio, in June 1935, during a talk between a New York stockbroker and an Akron physician.


3.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... between a powerful spiritual experience and a ...   BB The Family Afterward, p.130  
We have found nothing incompatible between a powerful spiritual experience and a life of sane and happy usefulness.


4.
View FOREWORD   ... between a well-known surgeon and a New ...   12&12 Foreword, p.16  
Alcoholics Anonymous began in 1935 at Akron, Ohio, as the outcome of a meeting between a well-known surgeon and a New York broker.


5.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... between binges we'd sometimes go to the ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.120  
In our drinking time, we acted as if the money supply was inexhaustible, though between binges we'd sometimes go to the other extreme and become almost miserly.


6.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... between character and comfort, the character-building was ...   12&12 Step Seven, p.72  
But whenever we had to choose between character and comfort, the character-building was lost in the dust of our chase after what we thought was happiness.


7.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... between East and West and we foresee ...   BB A Vision For You, p.162  
There is a good bit of travel between East and West and we foresee a great increase in this helpful interchange.


8.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... between failure and success.   BB Working With Others, p.98  
That often makes the difference between failure and success.


9.
View APPENDIX I, The A.A. Tradition   ... between life and death.   BB Appendix I, The A.A. Tradition, p.561  
To those now in its fold, Alcoholics Anonymous has made the difference between misery and sobriety, and often the difference between life and death.


10.
View APPENDIX I, The A.A. Tradition   ... between misery and sobriety, and often the ...   BB Appendix I, The A.A. Tradition, p.561  
To those now in its fold, Alcoholics Anonymous has made the difference between misery and sobriety, and often the difference between life and death.


11.
View FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION   ... between our first printing of this book ...   BB Foreword to Second Edition, p.xv  
Sixteen years have elapsed between our first printing of this book and the presentation in 1955 of our second edition.


12.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... between ourselves and God as we understand ...   12&12 Step Eleven, p.102  
With it we can broaden and deepen the channel between ourselves and God as we understand Him.


13.
View TRADITION EIGHT essay   ... between professionalism and nonprofessionalism.   12&12 Tradition Eight, p.167  
At last, however, a plain line of cleavage could be seen between professionalism and nonprofessionalism.


14.
View STEP NINE essay   ... between reviling ourselves and blaming the family ...   12&12 Step Nine, p.84  
This will be a very different occasion, and in sharp contrast with those hangover mornings when we alternated between reviling ourselves and blaming the family (and everyone else) for our troubles.


15.
View STEP TWO essay   ... between sane drinking and alcoholism.   12&12 Step Two, p.33  
They are abetted in this blindness by a world which does not understand the difference between sane drinking and alcoholism.


16.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... between Scylla and Charybdis now, because if ...   BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.175  
I was between Scylla and Charybdis now, because if I did not drink my stomach tortured me, and if I did my nerves did the same thing.


17.
View STEP SIX essay   ... between striving for a self-determined objective and ...   12&12 Step Six, p.68  
So the difference between "the boys and the men" is the difference between striving for a self-determined objective and for the perfect objective which is of God.


18.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... between such people and the alcoholic.   BB To Employers, p.149  
As to them, his policy is undoubtedly sound, but he did not distinguish between such people and the alcoholic.


19.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... between the alcoholic and the non-alcoholic.   BB We Agnostics, p.44  
We hope we have made clear the distinction between the alcoholic and the non-alcoholic.


20.
View STEP SIX essay   ... between "the boys and the men" is ...   12&12 Step Six, p.68  
So the difference between "the boys and the men" is the difference between striving for a self-determined objective and for the perfect objective which is of God.


21.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... between the pains of trying and the ...   12&12 Step Seven, p.74  
We are obliged to choose between the pains of trying and the certain penalties of failing to do so.


22.
View TRADITION NINE essay   ... between the spirit of vested authority and ...   12&12 Tradition Nine, p.174  
It is the difference between the spirit of vested authority and the spirit of service, two concepts which are sometimes poles apart.


23.
View TRADITION TWELVE essay   ... between these extremes took a long time.   12&12 Tradition Twelve, p.185  
The charting of a safe path between these extremes took a long time.


24.
View TRADITION TWELVE essay   Between these lines, it is easy to ...   12&12 Tradition Twelve, p.184  
Between these lines, it is easy to read our fear that large numbers of incoming people might break our anonymity wide open.


25.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... between two points, yet, there it was.   BB We Agnostics, p.54  
We could not prove life in the sense that you can prove a straight line is the shortest distance between two points, yet, there it was.


26.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... between you and your friends will disappear ...   BB To Wives, p.115  
Barriers which have sprung up between you and your friends will disappear with the growth of sympathetic understanding.


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