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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 WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... discussion.  BB Working With Others, p.91  
Though you have talked with the family, leave them out of the first discussion.


2.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... discussion.  BB To Wives, p.111  
Be sure you are not critical during such a discussion.


3.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... discussion.  BB The Family Afterward, p.127  
As each member of a resentful family begins to see his shortcomings and admits them to the others, he lays a basis for helpful discussion.


4.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... discussion does arise, you might suggest he ...  BB To Wives, p.111  
When a discussion does arise, you might suggest he read this book or at least the chapter on alcoholism.


5.
View TRADITION SEVEN essay   ... discussion included a very important question.  12&12 Tradition Seven, p.163  
The agenda discussion included a very important question.


6.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... discussion, it may be well to summarize ...  BB There Is A Solution, p.20  
Before going into a detailed discussion, it may be well to summarize some points as we see them.


7.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... discussion, no matter what the subject, it ...  BB To Wives, p.118  
Next time you and he have a heated discussion, no matter what the subject, it should be the privilege of either to smile and say, "This is getting serious.


8.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... discussion of matters medical, psychiatric, social, and ...  BB There Is A Solution, p.19  
Of necessity there will have to be discussion of matters medical, psychiatric, social, and religious.


9.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... discussion of them with an understanding and ...  12&12 Step Five, p.56  
Psychiatrists and psychologists point out the deep need every human being has for practical insight and knowledge of his own personality flaws and for a discussion of them with an understanding and trustworthy person.


10.
View APPENDIX VII, Twelve Concepts (Short Form)   ... discussion, vote, and, whenever possible, by substantial ...  BB Appendix VII, Twelve Concepts (Short Form), p.575  
XII. The Conference shall observe the spirit of A.A. tradition, taking care that it never becomes the seat of perilous wealth or power; that sufficient operating funds and reserve be its prudent financial principle; that it place none of its members in a position of unqualified authority over others; that it reach all important decisions by discussion, vote, and, whenever possible, by substantial unanimity; that its actions never be personally punitive nor an incitement to public controversy; that it never perform acts of government, and that, like the Society it serves, it will always remain democratic in thought and action.


11.
View TRADITION THREE essay   ... discussion while the newcomer's fate hung in ...  12&12 Tradition Three, p.142  
So went the discussion while the newcomer's fate hung in the balance.


12.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... discussion with other people.  BB Working With Others, p.94  
He may rebel at the thought of a drastic housecleaning which requires discussion with other people.


13.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... discussion without rancor or bias.  BB The Family Afterward, p.134  
When this happens, they can be invited to join in morning meditation and then they can take part in the daily discussion without rancor or bias.


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