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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 DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... financial.  BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.172  
I did it more and more, and had lots of fun without much grief, either physical or financial.


2.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... financial and emotional security.  12&12 Step Four, p.51  
Also of importance for most alcoholics are the questions they must ask about their behavior respecting financial and emotional security.


3.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... financial assistance.  BB Working With Others, p.96  
If he is, you might try to help him about getting a job, or give him a little financial assistance.


4.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... financial crisis to correcting a minor personal ...  12&12 Step Eleven, p.103  
We have seen A.A.'s ask with much earnestness and faith for God's explicit guidance on matters ranging all the way from a shattering domestic or financial crisis to correcting a minor personal fault, like tardiness.


5.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... financial difficulties or a nurse for his ...  BB Working With Others, p.95  
If he is not interested in your solution, if he expects you to act only as a banker for his financial difficulties or a nurse for his sprees, you may have to drop him until he changes his mind.


6.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... financial harm.  BB Into Action, p.78  
Nor are we afraid of disclosing our alcoholism on the theory it may cause financial harm.


7.
View STEP TWELVE essay   Financial importance was no longer our principal ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.121  
Financial importance was no longer our principal aim; we now clamored for material security.


8.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... financial independence looked more important than a ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.121  
When a job still looked like a mere means of getting money rather than an opportunity for service, when the acquisition of money for financial independence looked more important than a right dependence upon God, we were still the victims of unreasonable fears.


9.
View TRADITION SEVEN essay   ... financial independence part of its tradition, Alcoholics ...  12&12 Tradition Seven, p.165  
They pointed out that the irresponsible had become responsible, and that by making financial independence part of its tradition, Alcoholics Anonymous had revived an ideal that its era had almost forgotten.


10.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... financial insecurity constantly arouses these same feelings.  12&12 Step Four, p.52  
Suppose that financial insecurity constantly arouses these same feelings.


11.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... financial insecurity, disgusted friends and employers, warped ...  BB There Is A Solution, p.18  
It brings misunderstanding, fierce resentment, financial insecurity, disgusted friends and employers, warped lives of blameless children, sad wives and parents -- anyone can increase the list.


12.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... financial insecurity of every human being in ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.121  
We forgot that most alcoholics in A.A. have an earning power considerably above average; we forgot the immense goodwill of our brother A.A.'s who were only too eager to help us to better jobs when we deserved them; we forgot the actual or potential financial insecurity of every human being in the world.


13.
View STEP THREE essay   ... financial insecurity worries him sick, and panic ...  12&12 Step Three, p.39  
His financial insecurity worries him sick, and panic takes over when he thinks of all the bridges to safety that alcohol burned behind him.


14.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... financial instability?  12&12 Step Four, p.51  
Surveying his business or employment record, almost any alcoholic can ask questions like these: In addition to my drinking problem, what character defects contributed to my financial instability?


15.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... financial leaders were my heroes.  BB Bill's Story, p.2  
Business and financial leaders were my heroes.


16.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... financial level, quite impossible.  12&12 Step Twelve, p.121  
And these were fears which would make a serene and useful existence, at any financial level, quite impossible.


17.
View STEP NINE essay   ... financial or otherwise, we owe.  12&12 Step Nine, p.84  
We can pay, or promise to pay, whatever obligations, financial or otherwise, we owe.


18.
View TRADITION SEVEN essay   ... financial policy.  12&12 Tradition Seven, p.165  
Bare running expenses plus a prudent reserve would henceforth be the Foundation's financial policy.


19.
View APPENDIX VII, Twelve Concepts (Short Form)   ... financial principle; that it place none of ...  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.


20.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... financial recovery is on the way for ...  BB The Family Afterward, p.127  
Although financial recovery is on the way for many of us, we found we could not place money first.


21.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... financial reference service.  BB Bill's Story, p.2  
We gave up our positions and off we roared on a motorcycle, the sidecar stuffed with tent, blankets, a change of clothes, and three huge volumes of a financial reference service.


22.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... financial reverses.  12&12 Step Twelve, p.114  
Though the earning power of most A.A.'s is relatively high, we have some members who never seem to get on their feet moneywise, and still others who encounter heavy financial reverses.


23.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... financial security.  BB To Wives, p.105  
There was never financial security.


24.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... financial security -- commence to change profoundly.  12&12 Step Twelve, p.115  
After we come into A.A., if we go on growing, our attitudes and actions toward security -- emotional security and financial security -- commence to change profoundly.


25.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... financial security that he wants to do ...  12&12 Step Four, p.43  
Another may develop such an obsession for financial security that he wants to do nothing but hoard money.


26.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... financial security we must have -- or else.  12&12 Step Twelve, p.121  
Complete financial security we must have -- or else.


27.
View TRADITION TWO essay   ... financial statement.  12&12 Tradition Two, p.136  
Charlie fished in his desk and came up with an old financial statement.


28.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... financial success.  BB The Family Afterward, p.127  
But he must see the danger of over-concentration on financial success.


The 164 and More™ Book, eBook, and Web Site are all CONCORDANCES which display passages from the Big Book Alcoholics Anonymous, the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, and the A.A. Grapevine (A.A. Preamble only).  Sorting and rendering passages in the proprietary format of the 164 and More concordance does not in any way imply affiliation with or endorsement by either Alcoholics Anonymous World Services Inc., or the A.A. Grapevine, Inc.  Further A.A.W.S. Inc. and the A.A. Grapevine Inc. have no objection to the use of this material in the 164 and More concordance.

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