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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 TO WIVES chapter   ... father.  BB To Wives, p.106  
We have tried to hold the love of our children for their father.


2.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... father.  BB The Family Afterward, p.129  
If the family persists in criticism, this fallacy may take a still greater hold on father.


3.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... father and mother.  BB To Wives, p.106  
Perhaps at this point we got a divorce and took the children home to father and mother.


4.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... father and mother were considerably above the ...  BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.172  
Both father and mother were considerably above the average in intelligence.


5.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... father and mother were most active in ...  BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.171  
My father was a professional man of recognized ability and both my father and mother were most active in church affairs.


6.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... father and the family are mistaken, though ...  BB The Family Afterward, p.126  
Both father and the family are mistaken, though each side may have some justification.


7.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... Father, and we are His children.  BB How It Works, p.62  
He is the Father, and we are His children.


8.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... father as a sick or wayward child.  BB The Family Afterward, p.130  
By force of circumstances, she was often obliged to treat father as a sick or wayward child.


9.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   Father, coming suddenly to life again, often ...  BB The Family Afterward, p.131  
Father, coming suddenly to life again, often begins to assert himself.


10.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... Father doeth the works" began to carry ...  12&12 Step Seven, p.75  
But now the words "Of myself I am nothing, the Father doeth the works" began to carry bright promise and meaning.


11.
View APPENDIX V, The Religious View on AA   ... Father Ed, an early and wonderful friend ...  BB Appendix V, The Religious View on A.A. (Note), p.572  
(*) Father Ed, an early and wonderful friend of A.A., died in the spring of 1960.


12.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   Father feels he has struck something better ...  BB The Family Afterward, p.129  
Father feels he has struck something better than gold.


13.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... father for so many years that mother ...  BB The Family Afterward, p.130  
Liquor incapacitated father for so many years that mother became head of the house.


14.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... father had to send a doctor out ...  BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.175  
Finally my father had to send a doctor out from my home town who managed to get me back there in some way, and I was in bed about two months before I could venture out of the house.


15.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... father has, at the outset, a stirring ...  BB The Family Afterward, p.128  
Assume on the other hand that father has, at the outset, a stirring spiritual experience.


16.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... father-in-law became ill.  BB Bill's Story, p.5  
The house was taken over by the mortgage holder, my mother-in-law died, my wife and father-in-law became ill.


17.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... father is a bit balmy!  BB The Family Afterward, p.128  
They suspect father is a bit balmy!


18.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... father, it is best not to take ...  BB To Wives, p.115  
Unless they actually need protection from their father, it is best not to take sides in any argument he has with them while drinking.


19.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   Father knows he is to blame; it ...  BB The Family Afterward, p.123  
Father knows he is to blame; it may take him many seasons of hard work to be restored financially, but he shouldn't be reproached.


20.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   Father may have laid aside for years ...  BB The Family Afterward, p.131  
Father may have laid aside for years all normal activities -- clubs, civic duties, sports.


21.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... Father of Light who presides over us ...  BB Bill's Story, p.14  
I must turn in all things to the Father of Light who presides over us all.


22.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... father of promising children of college age.  BB More About Alcoholism, p.39  
His income is good, he has a fine home, is happily married and the father of promising children of college age.


23.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... father owes them more than they are ...  BB The Family Afterward, p.126  
Having been neglected and misused in the past, they think father owes them more than they are getting.


24.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... father takes this tack, the family may ...  BB The Family Afterward, p.128  
When father takes this tack, the family may react unfavorably.


25.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... father usually obeyed.  BB The Family Afterward, p.131  
When sober, father usually obeyed.


26.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... father was a professional man of recognized ...  BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.171  
My father was a professional man of recognized ability and both my father and mother were most active in church affairs.


27.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... father was beyond human aid.  BB The Family Afterward, p.128  
They often forget father was beyond human aid.


28.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... father was romantic, thoughtful and successful.  BB The Family Afterward, p.123  
They remember when father was romantic, thoughtful and successful.


29.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... father was sick, which was much nearer ...  BB To Wives, p.106  
We have told small tots that father was sick, which was much nearer the truth than we realized.


30.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... father, who made a long journey in ...  BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.174  
There my drinking became so much worse that the boys in the fraternity house where I lived felt forced to send for my father, who made a long journey in the vain endeavor to get me straightened around.


31.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... father who see their son wasting away.  BB To Wives, p.104  
But for every man who drinks others are involved -- the wife who trembles in fear of the next debauch; the mother and father who see their son wasting away.


32.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   Father will necessarily spend much time with ...  BB The Family Afterward, p.131  
Father will necessarily spend much time with other alcoholics, but this activity should be balanced.


33.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... Father will never let you down!  BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.181  
Your Heavenly Father will never let you down!


34.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... father will see he gives too little.  BB The Family Afterward, p.127  
Little by little, mother and children will see they ask too much, and father will see he gives too little.


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