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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 HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... doing.  BB How It Works, p.69  
We must be willing to make amends where we have done harm, provided that we do not bring about still more harm in so doing.


2.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... doing.  BB To Wives, p.115  
Your desire to protect him should not cause you to lie to people when they have a right to know where he is and what he is doing.


3.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... doing.  BB The Family Afterward, p.129  
Instead of treating the family as he should, he may retreat further into himself and feel he has spiritual justification for so doing.


4.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... doing a great deal of spree drinking.  BB More About Alcoholism, p.32  
A man of thirty was doing a great deal of spree drinking.


5.
View TRADITION TWO essay   ... doing a Twelfth Step job at a ...  12&12 Tradition Two, p.136  
"One day I was doing a Twelfth Step job at a hospital in New York.


6.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... doing all we can for months, we ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.111  
For example, we may set our hearts on getting a particular person sobered up, and after doing all we can for months, we see him relapse.


7.
View TRADITION EIGHT essay   ... doing and how she was overpaid, then ...  12&12 Tradition Eight, p.168  
Then we saw that if a hardworking secretary answered the phone dozens of times a day, listened to twenty wailing wives, arranged hospitalization and got sponsorship for ten newcomers, and was gently diplomatic with the irate drunk who complained about the job she was doing and how she was overpaid, then such a person could surely not be called a professional A.A.


8.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... doing and wish us well.  BB Into Action, p.78  
Our former enemies sometimes praise what we are doing and wish us well.


9.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... doing are the habits of years.  BB To Wives, p.118  
His ways of thinking and doing are the habits of years.


10.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... doing as a means of destroying the ...  BB Into Action, p.80  
He thus used his own wrong-doing as a means of destroying the reputation of another.


11.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... doing everything in his power to avoid ...  BB To Wives, p.118  
If your husband is trying to live on a spiritual basis, he will also be doing everything in his power to avoid disagreement or contention.


12.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... doing fine on a few of them.  12&12 Step Twelve, p.113  
We are doing fine on a few of them.


13.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... doing fine on only two of them, ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.113  
Maybe we are doing fine on only two of them, the First Step and that part of the Twelfth where we "carry the message."


14.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... doing for us what we could not ...  BB Into Action, p.84  
We will suddenly realize that God is doing for us what we could not do for ourselves.


15.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... doing him a favor by keeping him ...  BB To Employers, p.141  
You are not doing him a favor by keeping him on.


16.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... doing his utmost, you may wish to ...  BB To Employers, p.147  
If, on the contrary, you are sure he is doing his utmost, you may wish to give him another chance.


17.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... doing I am paying my debt to ...  BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.181  
3. Because in so doing I am paying my debt to the man who took time to pass it on to me.


18.
View TRADITION TWO essay   ... doing just as well now, and it ...  12&12 Tradition Two, p.136  
It should be doing just as well now, and it would -- if only you'd help me.


19.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... doing of others, fancied or real, had ...  BB How It Works, p.66  
In that state, the wrong-doing of others, fancied or real, had power to actually kill.


20.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... doing so.  BB To Wives, p.120  
Inevitably your lives will be fuller for doing so.


21.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... doing so too.  BB To Wives, p.116  
As our husbands began to apply spiritual principles in their lives, we began to see the desirability of doing so too.


22.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... doing, suddenly hands us a great big ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.113  
Then perhaps life, as it has a way of doing, suddenly hands us a great big lump that we can't begin to swallow, let alone digest.


23.
View TRADITION EIGHT essay   ... doing thankless tasks that no one else ...  12&12 Tradition Eight, p.167  
Ignoring the fact that these labors were not Twelfth Step jobs at all, the critics attacked as A.A. professionals these workers of ours who were often doing thankless tasks that no one else could or would do.


24.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... doing that and it doesn't work.  BB Into Action, p.87  
Many of us have wasted a lot of time doing that and it doesn't work.


25.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... doing that, he must decide for himself ...  BB Working With Others, p.95  
After doing that, he must decide for himself whether he wants to go on.


26.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... doing the best she knows how, but ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.118  
The wife usually goes on doing the best she knows how, but meanwhile the alcoholic alternately loves and hates her maternal care.


27.
View TRADITION TWO essay   ... doing the group's chores.  12&12 Tradition Two, p.134  
Theirs is the sometimes thankless privilege of doing the group's chores.


28.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... doing the man an injustice.  BB To Employers, p.138  
I felt this was inevitable and wondered if the bank was doing the man an injustice.


29.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... doing the right thing if you assume ...  BB Working With Others, p.97  
Never avoid these responsibilities, but be sure you are doing the right thing if you assume them.


30.
View STEP EIGHT essay   ... doing this will so quickly reveal themselves ...  12&12 Step Eight, pp.77-78  
But if a willing start is made, then the great advantages of doing this will so quickly reveal themselves that the pain will be lessened as one obstacle after another melts away.


31.
View STEP TEN essay   ... doing to others as I would have ...  12&12 Step Ten, p.93  
And we can often ask ourselves, "Am I doing to others as I would have them do to me -- today?"


32.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... doing very well.  BB The Family Afterward, p.126  
He is striving to recover fortune and reputation and feels he is doing very well.


33.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... doing what I wanted to do, without ...  BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.172  
My whole life seemed to be centered around doing what I wanted to do, without regard for the rights, wishes, or privileges of anyone else; a state of mind which became more and more predominant as the years passed.


34.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... doing what we know to be good ...  12&12 Step Eleven, p.105  
We should simply resume prayer as soon as we can, doing what we know to be good for us.


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