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1.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... family.  BB More About Alcoholism, p.35  
This man has a charming wife and family.


2.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... family.  BB Into Action, p.79  
We thought he ought to be willing to do that if necessary, but if he were in jail he could provide nothing for either family.


3.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... family.  BB Working With Others, p.91  
When possible, avoid meeting a man through his family.


4.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... family.  BB Working With Others, p.91  
He will feel he can deal with you without being nagged by his family.


5.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... family.  BB Working With Others, p.97  
It is not good for him, and it sometimes creates serious complications in a family.


6.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... family.  BB Working With Others, p.97  
Though an alcoholic does not respond, there is no reason why you should neglect his family.


7.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... family?  BB The Family Afterward, p.128  
If he means to right his past wrongs, why all this concern for everyone in the world but his family?


8.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... family.  BB A Vision For You, pp.160-161  
He and his wife would leave elated by the thought of what they could now do for some stricken acquaintance and his family.


9.
View STEP NINE essay   ... family.  12&12 Step Nine, p.84  
But even in these cases, we may need to use a little more discretion than we did with the family.


10.
View TRADITION EIGHT essay   ... family.  12&12 Tradition Eight, p.170  
A city wanted an experienced social worker who understood what alcohol could do to a family.


11.
View TRADITION TEN essay   ... family.  12&12 Tradition Ten, p.177  
Maybe this sounds as though the alcoholics in A.A. had suddenly gone peaceable, and become one great big happy family.


12.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... family also.  BB Working With Others, p.90  
This advice is given for his family also.


13.
View STEP NINE essay   ... family (and everyone else) for our troubles.  12&12 Step Nine, p.84  
This will be a very different occasion, and in sharp contrast with those hangover mornings when we alternated between reviling ourselves and blaming the family (and everyone else) for our troubles.


14.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... family and frankly analyze the past as ...  BB Into Action, p.83  
We ought to sit down with the family and frankly analyze the past as we now see it, being very careful not to criticize them.


15.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... family and frequently it is almost the ...  BB The Family Afterward, p.124  
The alcoholic's past thus becomes the principal asset of the family and frequently it is almost the only one!


16.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... family and friends.  12&12 Step Four, p.43  
Going to the extreme, he can become a miser, or even a recluse who denies himself both family and friends.


17.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... family, and friends will need to cross-examine ...  12&12 Step Four, pp.51-52  
But all alcoholics who have drunk themselves out of jobs, family, and friends will need to cross-examine themselves ruthlessly to determine how their own personality defects have thus demolished their security.


18.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... family, and has thoroughly explained to them ...  BB Working With Others, p.98  
When your prospect has made such reparation as he can to his family, and has thoroughly explained to them the new principles by which he is living, he should proceed to put those principles into action at home.


19.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... family and himself, and then pulls the ...  BB There Is A Solution, p.21  
He uses his gifts to build up a bright outlook for his family and himself, and then pulls the structure down on his head by a senseless series of sprees.


20.
View STEP NINE essay   ... family and home?  12&12 Step Nine, p.86  
Are we going to be so rigidly righteous about making amends that we don't care what happens to the family and home?


21.
View STEP EIGHT essay   ... family and neglect the others.  12&12 Step Eight, p.81  
Suppose we lavish attention upon one member of the family and neglect the others.


22.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... family and position, to say nothing of ...  BB More About Alcoholism, p.36  
Here was the threat of commitment, the loss of family and position, to say nothing of that intense mental and physical suffering which drinking always caused him.


23.
View STEP NINE essay   ... family and readily admit the damage we ...  12&12 Step Nine, pp.83-84  
After coming from our first meeting, or perhaps after we have finished reading the book "Alcoholics Anonymous," we usually want to sit down with some member of the family and readily admit the damage we have done by our drinking.


24.
View STEP THREE essay   ... family and separated him from them?  12&12 Step Three, p.39  
And how shall he ever straighten out that awful jam that cost him the affection of his family and separated him from them?


25.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... family and take away his means of ...  BB Into Action, p.80  
If he opened that old affair, he was afraid it would destroy the reputation of his partner, disgrace his family and take away his means of livelihood.


26.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... family, and that he is not trying ...  BB Working With Others, p.96  
Be certain he will be welcomed by your family, and that he is not trying to impose upon you for money, connections, or shelter.


27.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... family and the men who would die ...  BB A Vision For You, p.154  
But what about his responsibilities -- his family and the men who would die because they would not know how to get well, ah -- yes, those other alcoholics?


28.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... family are mistaken, though each side may ...  BB The Family Afterward, p.126  
Both father and the family are mistaken, though each side may have some justification.


29.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... family as he should, he may retreat ...  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.


30.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... family, asking each morning in meditation that ...  BB Into Action, p.83  
So we clean house with the family, asking each morning in meditation that our Creator show us the way of patience, tolerance, kindliness and love.


31.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... family's attitude towards himself or herself.  BB The Family Afterward, p.122  
The alcoholic, his wife, his children, his "in-laws", each one is likely to have fixed ideas about the family's attitude towards himself or herself.


32.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... family back.  BB Working With Others, p.99  
Let no alcoholic say he cannot recover unless he has his family back.


33.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... family be at fault in many respects, ...  BB Working With Others, p.98  
Though his family be at fault in many respects, he should not be concerned about that.


34.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... family begins to see his shortcomings and ...  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.


35.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... family, but we cannot disclose anything to ...  BB Into Action, p.74  
It may be one of our own family, but we cannot disclose anything to our wives or our parents which will hurt them and make them unhappy.


36.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... family by foolishly admitting his plight to ...  BB A Vision For You, p.155  
Why, he argued, should he lose the remainder of his business, only to bring still more suffering to his family by foolishly admitting his plight to people from whom he made his livelihood?


37.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... family came back too soon.  BB Working With Others, p.100  
We have seen others slip when the family came back too soon.


38.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... family can be a bright spot in ...  BB The Family Afterward, p.132  
He and his family can be a bright spot in such congregations.


39.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... family condemn and criticize.  BB The Family Afterward, p.129  
The opposite may happen should the family condemn and criticize.


40.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   Family confidence in dad is rising high.  BB The Family Afterward, p.123  
Family confidence in dad is rising high.


41.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... family cooperates, dad will soon see that ...  BB The Family Afterward, p.129  
If the family cooperates, dad will soon see that he is suffering from a distortion of values.


42.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... family demands that the others concede to ...  BB The Family Afterward, p.122  
We find the more one member of the family demands that the others concede to him, the more resentful they become.


43.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... family differences, explaining the disinherited son to ...  BB A Vision For You, p.161  
Cleaning up old scrapes, helping to settle family differences, explaining the disinherited son to his irate parents, lending money and securing jobs for each other, when justified -- these are everyday occurrences.


44.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... family dissensions are very dangerous, especially to ...  BB To Wives, p.117  
These family dissensions are very dangerous, especially to your husband.


45.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... family does not fully agree with dad's ...  BB The Family Afterward, p.129  
Though the family does not fully agree with dad's spiritual activities, they should let him have his head.


46.
View STEP EIGHT essay   ... family, either by a rule of iron ...  12&12 Step Eight, p.81  
What happens when we try to dominate the whole family, either by a rule of iron or by a constant outpouring of minute directions for just how their lives should be lived from hour to hour?


47.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... family embittered and depressed him.  BB We Agnostics, p.56  
Business failure, insanity, fatal illness, suicide -- these calamities in his immediate family embittered and depressed him.


48.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... family expresses a desire to live upon ...  BB Into Action, p.83  
Unless one's family expresses a desire to live upon spiritual principles we think we ought not to urge them.


49.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... family financially insecure.  12&12 Step Four, p.51  
But the alcoholic housewife can also make the family financially insecure.


50.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... family find God in a hurry, or ...  BB The Family Afterward, p.128  
He may demand that the family find God in a hurry, or exhibit amazing indifference to them and say he is above worldly considerations.


51.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... family for whom he had a deep ...  BB More About Alcoholism, p.35  
Moreover, he would lose his family for whom he had a deep affection.


52.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... family, friends, and society at large that ...  12&12 Step Four, p.53  
But it is from our twisted relations with family, friends, and society at large that many of us have suffered the most.


53.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... family, friends, business, or community we attract ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.124  
When by devoted service to family, friends, business, or community we attract widespread affection and are sometimes singled out for posts of greater responsibility and trust, we try to be humbly grateful and exert ourselves the more in a spirit of love and service.


54.
View STEP SIX essay   ... family, friends, doctors, and clergymen got no ...  12&12 Step Six, p.63  
Change of scene, the best efforts of family, friends, doctors, and clergymen got no place with my alcoholism.


55.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... family goes on a spiritual basis or ...  BB The Family Afterward, p.135  
Whether the family goes on a spiritual basis or not, the alcoholic member has to if he would recover.


56.
View APPENDIX VI, How to Get in Touch With A.A.   ... family group and will, if you wish, ...  BB Appendix VI, How to Get in Touch With A.A., p.573  
This headquarters will give the location of the nearest family group and will, if you wish, correspond with you about your special problems.


57.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... Family Groups by writing to its World ...  BB To Wives (Note), p.121  
If there is no Al-Anon listing in your local telephone book, you may obtain further information on Al-Anon/Alateen Family Groups by writing to its World Service Office, 1600 Corporate Landing Parkway, Virginia Beach, VA 23454-5617.


58.
View APPENDIX VI, How to Get in Touch With A.A.   ... Family Groups, composed largely of the wives, ...  BB Appendix VI, How to Get in Touch With A.A., p.573  
This is a world clearing house for the Al-Anon Family Groups, composed largely of the wives, husbands and friends of A.A. members.


59.
View APPENDIX VI, How to Get in Touch With A.A.   ... Family Groups, Inc., 1600 Corporate Landing Parkway, ...  BB Appendix VI, How to Get in Touch With A.A., p.573  
Should you be the relative or friend of an alcoholic who shows no immediate interest in A.A., it is suggested that you write the Al-Anon Family Groups, Inc., 1600 Corporate Landing Parkway, Virginia Beach, VA 23456, USA.


60.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... Family Groups. Not a part of A.A., ...  12&12 Step Twelve (Note), p.118  
(*) In adapted form, the Steps are also used by Al-Anon Family Groups. Not a part of A.A., this worldwide fellowship consists of spouses and other relatives or friends of alcoholics (in A.A. or still drinking). Its headquarters address is 1600 Corporate Landing Pkwy, Virginia Beach, VA 23454-5617.


61.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... Family Groups was formed about thirteen years ...  BB To Wives (Note), p.121  
(*) The fellowship of Al-Anon Family Groups was formed about thirteen years after this chapter was written. Though it is entirely separate from Alcoholics Anonymous, it uses the general principles of the A.A. program as a guide for husbands, wives, relatives, friends and others close to alcoholics. The foregoing pages (though addressed only to wives) indicate the problems such people may face. Alateen, for teen-aged children of alcoholics, is a part of Al-Anon.


62.
View TRADITION THREE essay   ... family had been reunited; he extolled the ...  12&12 Tradition Three, p.143  
He paid a fine tribute to the Fellowship; he told how his family had been reunited; he extolled the virtue of honesty; he recalled the joys of Twelfth Step work; and then he lowered the boom.


63.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... family has no religious connections, they may ...  BB The Family Afterward, p.131  
Though the family has no religious connections, they may wish to make contact with or take membership in a religious body.


64.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... family has spiritual convictions or not, they ...  BB The Family Afterward, p.130  
One more suggestion: Whether the family has spiritual convictions or not, they may do well to examine the principles by which the alcoholic member is trying to live.


65.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... family how that was accomplished.  BB Working With Others, p.100  
If you have been successful in solving your own domestic problems, tell the newcomer's family how that was accomplished.


66.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... family hysterically plead with him to do ...  BB Working With Others, p.90  
Neither should the family hysterically plead with him to do anything, nor should they tell him much about you.


67.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... family, in the light of their own ...  BB Working With Others, p.103  
We feel that each family, in the light of their own circumstances, ought to decide for themselves.


68.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... family into a spiritual way of living, ...  BB A Vision For You, p.159  
They experienced a few distressing failures, but in those cases they made an effort to bring the man's family into a spiritual way of living, thus relieving much worry and suffering.


69.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... family is going to play an effective ...  BB The Family Afterward, p.131  
At the very beginning, the couple ought to frankly face the fact that each will have to yield here and there if the family is going to play an effective part in the new life.


70.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... family is mystified.  BB The Family Afterward, p.126  
The family is mystified.


71.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... family is reunited, alcohol is no longer ...  BB To Wives, p.119  
After all, your family is reunited, alcohol is no longer a problem and you and your husband are working together toward an undreamed-of future.


72.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... family is sure to be great.  BB Working With Others, p.99  
If persisted in for a few months, the effect on a man's family is sure to be great.


73.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... family is, to some extent, ill."  BB The Family Afterward, p.122  
The entire family is, to some extent, ill."


74.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... family, it is well to let him ...  BB The Family Afterward, p.129  
Even if he displays a certain amount of neglect and irresponsibility towards the family, it is well to let him go as far as he likes in helping other alcoholics.


75.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... family, leave them out of the first ...  BB Working With Others, p.91  
Though you have talked with the family, leave them out of the first discussion.


76.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... family life.  12&12 Step Four, p.44  
These people often throw to the winds every chance for legitimate security and a happy family life.


77.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... family life?  12&12 Step Twelve, p.120  
And what can be said of many A.A. members who, for a variety of reasons, cannot have a family life?


78.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... family life brought about by years of ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.117  
To a surprising extent, A.A. has offset the damage to family life brought about by years of alcoholism.


79.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... family life rather than give?  BB The Family Afterward, p.122  
Is he not unconsciously trying to see what he can take from the family life rather than give?


80.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... family lives that we bring to our ...  12&12 Step Twelve, pp.111-112  
Can we bring the same spirit of love and tolerance into our sometimes deranged family lives that we bring to our A.A. group?


81.
View STEP EIGHT essay   ... family lives we happen to be miserly, ...  12&12 Step Eight, p.81  
Suppose that in our family lives we happen to be miserly, irresponsible, callous, or cold.


82.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... family may be possessed by the idea ...  BB The Family Afterward, p.123  
The family may be possessed by the idea that future happiness can be based only upon forgetfulness of the past.


83.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... family may be unhappy.  BB The Family Afterward, p.123  
Today's life is measured against that of other years and, when it falls short, the family may be unhappy.


84.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... family may feel they hold a mortgage ...  BB The Family Afterward, p.131  
The family may feel they hold a mortgage on dad, so big that no equity should be left for outsiders.


85.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... family may look at their strange new ...  BB The Family Afterward, p.128  
As soon as his sobriety begins to be taken as a matter of course, the family may look at their strange new dad with apprehension, then with irritation.


86.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... family may object to this, but unless ...  BB Working With Others, p.90  
The family may object to this, but unless he is in a dangerous physical condition, it is better to risk it.


87.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... family may react unfavorably.  BB The Family Afterward, p.128  
When father takes this tack, the family may react unfavorably.


88.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... family may see their own defects and ...  BB Working With Others, p.99  
Little by little the family may see their own defects and admit them.


89.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... family men and women.  12&12 Step Twelve, p.120  
Free of marital responsibilities, they can participate in enterprises which would be denied to family men and women.


90.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... family must decide these things.  BB Working With Others, p.90  
The family must decide these things.


91.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... family must realize that dad, though marvelously ...  BB The Family Afterward, p.127  
The family must realize that dad, though marvelously improved, is still convalescing.


92.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... family needs your help.  BB Working With Others, p.90  
Don't deal with him when he is very drunk, unless he is ugly and the family needs your help.


93.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... family obligations may not be so perfect ...  BB The Family Afterward, p.129  
He will perceive that his spiritual growth is lopsided, that for an average man like himself, a spiritual life which does not include his family obligations may not be so perfect after all.


94.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... family of an alcoholic longs for the ...  BB The Family Afterward, p.123  
The family of an alcoholic longs for the return of happiness and security.


95.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... family or a friend ask him if ...  BB Working With Others, p.90  
Then let his family or a friend ask him if he wants to quit for good and if he would go to any extreme to do so.


96.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... family or creditors of money they should ...  BB Working With Others, p.96  
But you should not deprive your family or creditors of money they should have.


97.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... family persists in criticism, this fallacy may ...  BB The Family Afterward, p.129  
If the family persists in criticism, this fallacy may take a still greater hold on father.


98.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... family play together or separately, as much ...  BB The Family Afterward, pp.132-133  
So let each family play together or separately, as much as their circumstances warrant.


99.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... family present the book.  BB To Wives, p.113  
In some cases it may be better to let someone outside the family present the book.


100.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... family problems will arise.  BB The Family Afterward, p.126  
In either case certain family problems will arise.


101.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... family properly?  12&12 Step Four, p.51  
Was I a pinchpenny, refusing to support my family properly?


102.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... family satisfactions -- all these have to be ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.114  
Our desires for emotional security and wealth, for personal prestige and power, for romance, and for family satisfactions -- all these have to be tempered and redirected.


103.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... family should be offered your way of ...  BB Working With Others, p.97  
The family should be offered your way of life.


104.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... family should meet upon the common ground ...  BB The Family Afterward, p.122  
All members of the family should meet upon the common ground of tolerance, understanding and love.


105.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... family should not try to tell your ...  BB Working With Others, p.91  
Usually the family should not try to tell your story.


106.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... family should watch such matters carefully, for ...  BB The Family Afterward, p.125  
Members of a family should watch such matters carefully, for one careless, inconsiderate remark has been known to raise the very devil.


107.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... family show to his liking?  BB The Family Afterward, p.122  
Is not each trying to arrange the family show to his liking?


108.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... family talks will be constructive if they ...  BB The Family Afterward, p.127  
These family talks will be constructive if they can be carried on without heated argument, self-pity, self-justification or resentful criticism.


109.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... family that he has been a very ...  BB Working With Others, p.100  
But urge upon a man's family that he has been a very sick person and should be treated accordingly.


110.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... family, these vagaries of dad's spiritual infancy ...  BB The Family Afterward, p.129  
In the midst of an understanding and sympathetic family, these vagaries of dad's spiritual infancy will quickly disappear.


111.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... family, to be a friend among friends, ...  12&12 Step Four, p.53  
We have not once sought to be one in a family, to be a friend among friends, to be a worker among workers, to be a useful member of society.


112.
View TRADITION TWELVE essay   ... family to know immediately what he was ...  12&12 Tradition Twelve, p.185  
As a rule, the average newcomer wanted his family to know immediately what he was trying to do.


113.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... family trousers.  BB The Family Afterward, p.131  
Thus mother, through no fault of her own, became accustomed to wearing the family trousers.


114.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... family was re-assembled, and he began to ...  BB More About Alcoholism, p.35  
His family was re-assembled, and he began to work as a salesman for the business he had lost through drinking.


115.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... family watches for these tendencies in each ...  BB The Family Afterward, p.131  
This means trouble, unless the family watches for these tendencies in each other and comes to a friendly agreement about them.


116.
View TRADITION THREE essay   ... family, went to bed.  12&12 Tradition Three, p.144  
About two weeks later, Ed stole by night into an A.A. member's house and, unknown to the family, went to bed.


117.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... family which has been relieved owes something ...  BB The Family Afterward, p.124  
We think each family which has been relieved owes something to those who have not, and when the occasion requires, each member of it should be only too willing to bring former mistakes, no matter how grievous, out of their hiding places.


118.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... family will admire him for what he ...  BB The Family Afterward, p.123  
But the wise family will admire him for what he is trying to be, rather than for what he is trying to get.


119.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... family will appreciate that dad's current behavior ...  BB The Family Afterward, p.129  
If the family will appreciate that dad's current behavior is but a phase of his development, all will be well.


120.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... family will be affected also, pleasantly at ...  BB The Family Afterward, p.126  
The family will be affected also, pleasantly at first, as they feel their money troubles are about to be solved, then not so pleasantly as they find themselves neglected.


121.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... family will be plagued by spectres from ...  BB The Family Afterward, p.123  
Now and then the family will be plagued by spectres from the past, for the drinking career of almost every alcoholic has been marked by escapades, funny, humiliating, shameful or tragic.


122.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... family will find life more bearable.  BB Working With Others, p.97  
And even though he continues to drink, the family will find life more bearable.


123.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... family will meet; suppose we suggest how ...  BB The Family Afterward, p.123  
Suppose we tell you some of the obstacles a family will meet; suppose we suggest how they may be avoided -- even converted to good use for others.


124.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... family will perhaps want to go along.  BB Working With Others, p.99  
After they have seen tangible results, the family will perhaps want to go along.


125.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... family will recover.  BB Working With Others, p.97  
Should they accept and practice spiritual principles, there is a much better chance that the head of the family will recover.


126.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... family would like him to be.  BB The Family Afterward, p.126  
If not irritable, he may seem dull and boring, not gay and affectionate as the family would like him to be.


127.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... family, you should take care not to ...  BB Working With Others, p.100  
When working with a man and his family, you should take care not to participate in their quarrels.


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