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1.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... dad's affections.  BB The Family Afterward, p.128  
They may be jealous of a God who has stolen dad's affections.


2.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... dad bring them back instantly!  BB The Family Afterward, p.123  
Sometimes they demand that dad bring them back instantly!


3.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... dad's current behavior is but a phase ...  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.


4.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... dad doesn't give freely of himself.  BB The Family Afterward, p.126  
But dad doesn't give freely of himself.


5.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... dad's elation.  BB The Family Afterward, p.128  
Many of us have experienced dad's elation.


6.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   Dad is not so spiritual after all, ...  BB The Family Afterward, p.128  
Dad is not so spiritual after all, they say.


7.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... dad is rising high.  BB The Family Afterward, p.123  
Family confidence in dad is rising high.


8.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   Dad may be tired at night and ...  BB The Family Afterward, p.126  
Dad may be tired at night and preoccupied by day.


9.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   Dad may feel that for years his ...  BB The Family Afterward, p.129  
Dad may feel that for years his drinking has placed him on the wrong side of every argument, but that now he has become a superior person with God on his side.


10.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... dad's new way of living and thinking.  BB The Family Afterward, p.134  
This may hang on for months, long after their mother has accepted dad's new way of living and thinking.


11.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... dad, so big that no equity should ...  BB The Family Afterward, p.131  
The family may feel they hold a mortgage on dad, so big that no equity should be left for outsiders.


12.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... dad's spiritual activities, they should let him ...  BB The Family Afterward, p.129  
Though the family does not fully agree with dad's spiritual activities, they should let him have his head.


13.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... dad's spiritual infancy will quickly disappear.  BB The Family Afterward, p.129  
In the midst of an understanding and sympathetic family, these vagaries of dad's spiritual infancy will quickly disappear.


14.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... dad, though marvelously improved, is still convalescing.  BB The Family Afterward, p.127  
The family must realize that dad, though marvelously improved, is still convalescing.


15.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... dad will be on a firmer foundation ...  BB The Family Afterward, pp.129-130  
Though some of his manifestations are alarming and disagreeable, we think dad will be on a firmer foundation than the man who is placing business or professional success ahead of spiritual development.


16.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... dad will soon see that he is ...  BB The Family Afterward, p.129  
If the family cooperates, dad will soon see that he is suffering from a distortion of values.


17.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... dad with apprehension, then with irritation.  BB The Family Afterward, p.128  
As soon as his sobriety begins to be taken as a matter of course, the family may look at their strange new dad with apprehension, then with irritation.


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