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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 HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... children.   BB How It Works, p.62  
He is the Father, and we are His children.


2.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... children?   BB To Wives, p.108  
Is it right to let him ruin your life and the lives of your children?


3.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... children.   BB To Wives, p.115  
You do not know what to tell the children.


4.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... children.   BB To Wives, p.115  
The same principle applies in dealing with the children.


5.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... children.   BB To Wives, p.116  
You may be afraid your husband will lose his position; you are thinking of the disgrace and hard times which will befall you and the children.


6.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... children.   BB The Family Afterward, p.134  
The alcoholic may find it hard to re-establish friendly relations with his children.


7.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... children?   12&12 Step Four, p.50  
Did I spoil my marriage and injure my children?


8.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... children and may show irritation when reproved ...   BB The Family Afterward, p.126  
He may take small interest in the children and may show irritation when reproved for his delinquencies.


9.
View STEP TWO essay   ... children, and were presented with sick ones, ...   12&12 Step Two, p.31  
We prayed for healthy children, and were presented with sick ones, or none at all.


10.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... children are sometimes dominated by a pathetic ...   BB The Family Afterward, p.134  
The children are sometimes dominated by a pathetic hardness and cynicism.


11.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... children be so unthinking, so callous, so ...   BB To Wives, p.107  
How could men who loved their wives and children be so unthinking, so callous, so cruel?


12.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... children demand that he stay home and ...   BB The Family Afterward, p.131  
Instead of developing new channels of activity for themselves, mother and children demand that he stay home and make up the deficiency.


13.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... children distracted, bills in arrears and standing ...   BB A Vision For You, p.155  
It was the usual situation: home in jeopardy, wife ill, children distracted, bills in arrears and standing damaged.


14.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... children don't think so.   BB The Family Afterward, p.126  
Sometimes mother and children don't think so.


15.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... children for their father.   BB To Wives, p.106  
We have tried to hold the love of our children for their father.


16.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... children, his "in-laws", each one is likely ...   BB The Family Afterward, p.122  
The alcoholic, his wife, his children, his "in-laws", each one is likely to have fixed ideas about the family's attitude towards himself or herself.


17.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... children home to father and mother.   BB To Wives, p.106  
Perhaps at this point we got a divorce and took the children home to father and mother.


18.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... children, kicked out door panels, smashed treasured ...   BB To Wives, p.106  
They struck the children, kicked out door panels, smashed treasured crockery, and ripped the keys out of pianos.


19.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... children; let the solving of these problems ...   BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxviii  
If any feel that as psychiatrists directing a hospital for alcoholics we appear somewhat sentimental, let them stand with us a while on the firing line, see the tragedies, the despairing wives, the little children; let the solving of these problems become a part of their daily work, and even of their sleeping moments, and the most cynical will not wonder that we have accepted and encouraged this movement.


20.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... children, nearly always takes up his marriage ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.119  
The alcoholic, realizing what his wife has endured, and now fully understanding how much he himself did to damage her and his children, nearly always takes up his marriage responsibilities with a willingness to repair what he can and to accept what he can't.


21.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... children of a living Creator with whom ...   BB There Is A Solution, p.28  
If what we have learned and felt and seen means anything at all, it means that all of us, whatever our race, creed, or color are the children of a living Creator with whom we may form a relationship upon simple and understandable terms as soon as we are willing and honest enough to try.


22.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... children of alcoholics, is a part of ...   BB To Wives (Note), p.121  
Alateen, for teen-aged children of alcoholics, is a part of Al-Anon.


23.
View TRADITION FOUR essay   Children of chaos, we have defiantly played ...   12&12 Tradition Four, p.146  
Children of chaos, we have defiantly played with every brand of fire, only to emerge unharmed and, we think, wiser.


24.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... children of college age.   BB More About Alcoholism, p.39  
His income is good, he has a fine home, is happily married and the father of promising children of college age.


25.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... children of such men suffer horribly, but ...   BB To Wives, p.114  
The wives and children of such men suffer horribly, but not more than the men themselves.


26.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... children or your friends.   BB To Wives, p.111  
Be determined that your husband's drinking is not going to spoil your relations with your children or your friends.


27.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... children, sad wives and parents -- anyone can ...   BB There Is A Solution, p.18  
It brings misunderstanding, fierce resentment, financial insecurity, disgusted friends and employers, warped lives of blameless children, sad wives and parents -- anyone can increase the list.


28.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... children that I would drink no more ...   BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.177  
I used to promise my wife, my friends, and my children that I would drink no more -- promises which seldom kept me sober even through the day, though I was very sincere when I made them.


29.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... children, we had felt very happy and ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.115  
Where people had temporarily let us run their lives as though they were still children, we had felt very happy and secure ourselves.


30.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... children will see they ask too much, ...   BB The Family Afterward, p.127  
Little by little, mother and children will see they ask too much, and father will see he gives too little.


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