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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 TWELVE essay   ... develop.  12&12 Step Twelve, p.119  
It is only where "boy meets girl on A.A. campus," and love follows at first sight, that difficulties may develop.


2.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... develop a wet brain, perhaps within a ...  BB Bill's Story, p.7  
My weary and despairing wife was informed that it would all end with heart failure during delirium tremens, or I would develop a wet brain, perhaps within a year.


3.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... develop hurt feelings, a sense of persecution, ...  12&12 Step Four, p.53  
Then we develop hurt feelings, a sense of persecution, and a desire to retaliate.


4.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... develop much more of this precious quality ...  12&12 Step Seven, p.70  
Nearly all A.A.'s have found, too, that unless they develop much more of this precious quality than may be required just for sobriety, they still haven't much chance of becoming truly happy.


5.
View APPENDIX II, Spiritual Experience   ... develop slowly over a period of time.  BB Appendix II, Spiritual Experience, p.567  
Most of our experiences are what the psychologist William James calls the "educational variety" because they develop slowly over a period of time.


6.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... develop such an obsession for financial security ...  12&12 Step Four, p.43  
Another may develop such an obsession for financial security that he wants to do nothing but hoard money.


7.
View TRADITION ELEVEN essay   ... develop the best possible public relations policy ...  12&12 Tradition Eleven, p.180  
Therefore, a great responsibility fell upon us to develop the best possible public relations policy for Alcoholics Anonymous.


8.
View STEP EIGHT essay   ... develop the best possible relations with every ...  12&12 Step Eight, p.77  
First, we take a look backward and try to discover where we have been at fault; next we make a vigorous attempt to repair the damage we have done; and third, having thus cleaned away the debris of the past, we consider how, with our newfound knowledge of ourselves, we may develop the best possible relations with every human being we know.


9.
View STEP THREE essay   ... develop the quality of willingness.  12&12 Step Three, p.40  
All by himself, and in the light of his own circumstances, he needs to develop the quality of willingness.


10.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... develop the sense of being in partnership ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.116  
It became clear that if we ever were to feel emotionally secure among grown-up people, we would have to put our lives on a give-and-take basis; we would have to develop the sense of being in partnership or brotherhood with all those around us.


11.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... develop this vital sixth sense.  BB Into Action, p.85  
We have begun to develop this vital sixth sense.


12.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... develop which work against marriage partnership and ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.117  
When alcoholism strikes, very unnatural situations may develop which work against marriage partnership and compatible union.


The 164 and More™ Book, eBook, and Web Site are all CONCORDANCES which display passages from the Big Book Alcoholics Anonymous, the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, and the A.A. Grapevine (A.A. Preamble only).  Sorting and rendering passages in the proprietary format of the 164 and More concordance does not in any way imply affiliation with or endorsement by either Alcoholics Anonymous World Services Inc., or the A.A. Grapevine, Inc.  Further A.A.W.S. Inc. and the A.A. Grapevine Inc. have no objection to the use of this material in the 164 and More concordance.

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