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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 FIVE essay   ... desirable, but it was only when we ...   12&12 Step Five, p.58  
Our moral inventory had persuaded us that all-round forgiveness was desirable, but it was only when we resolutely tackled Step Five that we inwardly knew we'd be able to receive forgiveness and give it, too.


2.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... desirable, but obviously good character was something ...   12&12 Step Seven, p.71  
True, most of us thought good character was desirable, but obviously good character was something one needed to get on with the business of being self-satisfied.


3.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... desirable, but we let God be the ...   BB How It Works, pp.69-70  
Counsel with persons is often desirable, but we let God be the final judge.


4.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... desirable, even imperative.   BB To Employers, pp.142-143  
For most alcoholics who are drinking, or who are just getting over a spree, a certain amount of physical treatment is desirable, even imperative.


5.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... desirable in itself, something we would like ...   12&12 Step Seven, p.72  
Seldom did we look at character-building as something desirable in itself, something we would like to strive for whether our instinctual needs were met or not.


6.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... desirable personal virtue, but we do recognize ...   12&12 Step Seven, p.74  
We may still have no very high opinion of humility as a desirable personal virtue, but we do recognize it as a necessary aid to our survival.


7.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... desirable to take this spiritual step with ...   BB How It Works, p.63  
We found it very desirable to take this spiritual step with an understanding person, such as our wife, best friend, or spiritual adviser.


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