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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 THREE essay   ... dependence.   12&12 Step Three, p.36  
In this area it is startling to discover how dependent we really are, and how unconscious of that dependence.


2.
View STEP THREE essay   ... dependence.   12&12 Step Three, p.38  
Like our professional friends, we, too, are aware that there are wrong forms of dependence.


3.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... dependence.   12&12 Step Twelve, pp.116-117  
Even when our fortunes had not ebbed that much and we nevertheless found ourselves alone in the world, we still vainly tried to be secure by some unhealthy kind of domination or dependence.


4.
View STEP THREE essay   ... dependence, as A.A. practices it, is really ...   12&12 Step Three, p.36  
Therefore dependence, as A.A. practices it, is really a means of gaining true independence of the spirit.


5.
View STEP THREE essay   ... dependence at the level of everyday living.   12&12 Step Three, p.36  
Let's examine for a moment this idea of dependence at the level of everyday living.


6.
View STEP THREE essay   ... dependence has caused many a rebellious alcoholic ...   12&12 Step Three, p.38  
This very form of faulty dependence has caused many a rebellious alcoholic to conclude that dependence of any sort must be intolerably damaging.


7.
View STEP THREE essay   ... "dependence" is as distasteful to many psychiatrists ...   12&12 Step Three, p.38  
We realize that the word "dependence" is as distasteful to many psychiatrists and psychologists as it is to alcoholics.


8.
View STEP THREE essay   ... dependence of any sort must be intolerably ...   12&12 Step Three, p.38  
This very form of faulty dependence has caused many a rebellious alcoholic to conclude that dependence of any sort must be intolerably damaging.


9.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... dependence on God.   BB Working With Others, p.98  
Some of us have taken very hard knocks to learn this truth: Job or no job -- wife or no wife -- we simply do not stop drinking so long as we place dependence upon other people ahead of dependence on God.


10.
View STEP THREE essay   ... dependence; our main hope is that nothing ...   12&12 Step Three, p.36  
We are delighted with this dependence; our main hope is that nothing will ever cut off the supply of current.


11.
View STEP THREE essay   ... dependence they had learned in A.A. carry ...   12&12 Step Three, p.38  
Would the kind of dependence they had learned in A.A. carry them through?


12.
View STEP THREE essay   ... dependence upon a Higher Power worked.   12&12 Step Three, p.38  
Whether in Alaska or on the Salerno beachhead, their dependence upon a Higher Power worked.


13.
View STEP THREE essay   ... dependence upon a parent.   12&12 Step Three, p.38  
No adult man or woman, for example, should be in too much emotional dependence upon a parent.


14.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... dependence upon a Power beyond ourselves was ...   BB We Agnostics, pp.45-46  
We were bothered with the thought that faith and dependence upon a Power beyond ourselves was somewhat weak, even cowardly.


15.
View STEP THREE essay   ... dependence upon an A.A. group or upon ...   12&12 Step Three, p.38  
But dependence upon an A.A. group or upon a Higher Power hasn't produced any baleful results.


16.
View FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION   ... dependence upon God.   BB Foreword to Second Edition, p.xvi  
Though he could not accept all the tenets of the Oxford Groups, he was convinced of the need for moral inventory, confession of personality defects, restitution to those harmed, helpfulness to others, and the necessity of belief in and dependence upon God.


17.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... dependence upon God, we were still the ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.121  
When a job still looked like a mere means of getting money rather than an opportunity for service, when the acquisition of money for financial independence looked more important than a right dependence upon God, we were still the victims of unreasonable fears.


18.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... dependence upon His perfect justice, forgiveness, and ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.116  
We found that dependence upon His perfect justice, forgiveness, and love was healthy, and that it would work where nothing else would.


19.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... dependence upon other people ahead of dependence ...   BB Working With Others, p.98  
Some of us have taken very hard knocks to learn this truth: Job or no job -- wife or no wife -- we simply do not stop drinking so long as we place dependence upon other people ahead of dependence on God.


20.
View STEP THREE essay   ... dependence upon this marvel of science, we ...   12&12 Step Three, p.36  
By so accepting our dependence upon this marvel of science, we find ourselves more independent personally.


21.
View STEP THREE essay   ... dependence was their chief source of strength.   12&12 Step Three, pp.38-39  
And far from being a weakness, this dependence was their chief source of strength.


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