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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   ... example:  BB How It Works, p.65  
We were usually as definite as this example:


2.
View TRADITION TWO essay   ... example.  12&12 Tradition Two, p.135  
They do not drive by mandate; they lead by example.


3.
View FOREWORD TO FOURTH EDITION   ... example, A.A. members with computers can participate ...  BB Foreword to Fourth Edition, p.xxiv  
Taking advantage of technological advances, for example, A.A. members with computers can participate in meetings online, sharing with fellow alcoholics across the country or around the world.


4.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... example, about electricity.  BB We Agnostics, p.48  
We have numerous theories, for example, about electricity.


5.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... example: An officer of one of the ...  BB To Employers, p.138  
Here, for instance, is a typical example: An officer of one of the largest banking institutions in America knows I no longer drink.


6.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... example and not upon vain displays of ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.124  
True leadership, we find, depends upon able example and not upon vain displays of power or glory.


7.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... example as we can find, it is ...  12&12 Step Eleven, p.101  
Aided by such instruction and example as we can find, it is essentially an individual adventure, something which each one of us works out in his own way.


8.
View STEP SIX essay   ... example, doesn't like to feel just a ...  12&12 Step Six, p.66  
Who, for example, doesn't like to feel just a little superior to the next fellow, or even quite a lot superior?


9.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... example is a friend we shall call ...  BB More About Alcoholism, p.35  
Our first example is a friend we shall call Jim.


10.
View STEP TWO essay   ... example, my own case.  12&12 Step Two, p.26  
The sponsor continues, "Take, for example, my own case.


11.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... example of my friend there remained in ...  BB Bill's Story, p.12  
Despite the living example of my friend there remained in me the vestiges of my old prejudice.


12.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... example of self-will run riot, though he ...  BB How It Works, p.62  
They arise out of ourselves, and the alcoholic is an extreme example of self-will run riot, though he usually doesn't think so.


13.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... example of the truth that faith alone ...  BB Working With Others, p.93  
He may be an example of the truth that faith alone is insufficient.


14.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... example, reveal that he has padded his ...  BB To Employers, p.145  
He may, for example, reveal that he has padded his expense account or that he has planned to take your best customers away from you.


15.
View STEP THREE essay   ... example, should be in too much emotional ...  12&12 Step Three, p.38  
No adult man or woman, for example, should be in too much emotional dependence upon a parent.


16.
View TRADITION TWO essay   ... example that resolve a crisis.  12&12 Tradition Two, p.135  
Theirs is the quiet opinion, the sure knowledge and humble example that resolve a crisis.


17.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... example, that we lacked honesty and tolerance, ...  12&12 Step Five, p.58  
All of us saw, for example, that we lacked honesty and tolerance, that we were beset at times by attacks of self-pity or delusions of personal grandeur.


18.
View CONTENTS   ... example: the "A.A. Center" that didn't work.  12&12 Contents (Tradition Four), p.10  
An example: the "A.A. Center" that didn't work.


19.
View STEP TWO essay   ... example they showed us that humility and ...  12&12 Step Two, p.30  
By their example they showed us that humility and intellect could be compatible, provided we placed humility first.


20.
View STEP NINE essay   ... example, to convince those about us that ...  12&12 Step Nine, p.85  
As soon as we begin to feel confident in our new way of life and have begun, by our behavior and example, to convince those about us that we are indeed changing for the better, it is usually safe to talk in complete frankness with those who have been seriously affected, even those who may be only a little or not at all aware of what we have done to them.


21.
View STEP SIX essay   ... example, to eat, to reproduce, to be ...  12&12 Step Six, p.64  
Every normal person wants, for example, to eat, to reproduce, to be somebody in the society of his fellows.


22.
View STEP NINE essay   ... example, unload a detailed account of extramarital ...  12&12 Step Nine, p.86  
We cannot, for example, unload a detailed account of extramarital adventuring upon the shoulders of our unsuspecting wife or husband.


23.
View TRADITION TEN essay   ... example, was a stormy political issue then.  12&12 Tradition Ten, p.178  
Abolition of slavery, for example, was a stormy political issue then.


24.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... example, we know of situations in which ...  BB The Family Afterward, p.124  
For example, we know of situations in which the alcoholic or his wife have had love affairs.


25.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... example, we may set our hearts on ...  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.


26.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... example, worked a period of months on ...  BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxix  
I have had many men who had, for example, worked a period of months on some problem or business deal which was to be settled on a certain date, favorably to them.


27.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... example, your clergyman or your doctor.  12&12 Step Five, p.61  
This individual may be entirely outside of A.A. -- for example, your clergyman or your doctor.


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