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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 WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... give.   BB Working With Others, p.98  
It is not the matter of giving that is in question, but when and how to give.


2.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... 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?


3.
View TRADITION EIGHT essay   ... give."   12&12 Tradition Eight, p.166  
We have gained some understanding of the ancient words "Freely ye have received, freely give."


4.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... give a fair cross section of our ...   BB There Is A Solution, p.29  
These give a fair cross section of our membership and a clear-cut idea of what has actually happened in their lives.


5.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... give-and-take basis; we would have to develop ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.116  
It became clear that if we ever were to feel emotionally secure among grown-up people, we would have to put our lives on a give-and-take basis; we would have to develop the sense of being in partnership or brotherhood with all those around us.


6.
View TRADITION TWO essay   ... give another a directive and enforce obedience, ...   12&12 Tradition Two, p.132  
When told that our Society has no president having authority to govern it, no treasurer who can compel the payment of any dues, no board of directors who can cast an erring member into outer darkness, when indeed no A.A. can give another a directive and enforce obedience, our friends gasp and exclaim, "This simply can't be. There must be an angle somewhere."


7.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... give anything to take half a dozen ...   BB A Vision For You, p.152  
Inwardly he would give anything to take half a dozen drinks and get away with them.


8.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... give at all.   12&12 Step Twelve, p.111  
Perhaps we try to give them advice about their affairs which we aren't really competent to give or ought not give at all.


9.
View TRADITION NINE essay   ... give authority to some of its members ...   12&12 Tradition Nine, p.172  
Doesn't nearly every society on earth give authority to some of its members to impose obedience upon the rest and to punish or expel offenders?


10.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... give comfort than to receive it; better ...   12&12 Step Eleven, p.101  
He thought it better to give comfort than to receive it; better to understand than to be understood; better to forgive than to be forgiven.


11.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... give constantly of ourselves without demands for ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.116  
We saw that we would need to give constantly of ourselves without demands for repayment.


12.
View FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION   ... give endorsements, make alliances, or enter public ...   BB Foreword to Second Edition, p.xix  
And in no circumstances should we give endorsements, make alliances, or enter public controversies.


13.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... give freely of himself.   BB The Family Afterward, p.126  
But dad doesn't give freely of himself.


14.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... give freely of themselves, that their fellows ...   BB The Family Afterward, p.133  
Most of them give freely of themselves, that their fellows may enjoy sound minds and bodies.


15.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   Give freely of what you find and ...   BB A Vision For You, p.164  
Give freely of what you find and join us.


16.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   Give him a chance to think it ...   BB Working With Others, p.95  
Give him a chance to think it over.


17.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... give him a chance to try our ...   BB To Wives, p.114  
If he is already committed to an institution, but can convince you and your doctor that he means business, give him a chance to try our method, unless the doctor thinks his mental condition too abnormal or dangerous.


18.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... give him a little 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.


19.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... give him a sketch of your drinking ...   BB Working With Others, p.91  
If he is not communicative, give him a sketch of your drinking career up to the time you quit.


20.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   Give him an account of the struggles ...   BB Working With Others, p.92  
Give him an account of the struggles you made to stop.


21.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... give him another chance.   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.


22.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... give him first aid and place what ...   BB The Family Afterward, p.132  
When we see a man sinking into the mire that is alcoholism, we give him first aid and place what we have at his disposal.


23.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... give him mastery.   BB A Vision For You, pp.155-156  
He saw that he would have to face his problems squarely that God might give him mastery.


24.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... give him much practical advice.   BB Working With Others, p.96  
Having had the experience yourself, you can give him much practical advice.


25.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... give himself no satisfactory explanation for his ...   BB There Is A Solution, p.26  
More baffling still, he could give himself no satisfactory explanation for his fall.


26.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... give..." is the core of this part ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.110  
"Freely ye have received; freely give..." is the core of this part of Step Twelve.


27.
View TRADITION FIVE essay   ... give it away.   12&12 Tradition Five, p.151  
It is the great paradox of A.A. that we know we can seldom keep the precious gift of sobriety unless we give it away.


28.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... give it to us on order and ...   12&12 Step Eleven, p.104  
We discover that we do receive guidance for our lives to just about the extent that we stop making demands upon God to give it to us on order and on our terms.


29.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... give it, too.   12&12 Step Five, p.58  
Our moral inventory had persuaded us that all-round forgiveness was desirable, but it was only when we resolutely tackled Step Five that we inwardly knew we'd be able to receive forgiveness and give it, too.


30.
View STEP SIX essay   ... give man instincts to help him to ...   12&12 Step Six, p.64  
He did not design man to destroy himself by alcohol, but He did give man instincts to help him to stay alive.


31.
View TRADITION FIVE essay   ... give me a letter-perfect definition of humility.   12&12 Tradition Five, p.153  
I'll bet, too, that you could give me a letter-perfect definition of humility.


32.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... give me a message.   BB To Employers, p.136  
My secretary returned to say that is was not Mr. B___ on the phone; it was Mr. B___'s brother, and he wished to give me a message.


33.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... give me over to the undertaker or ...   BB Bill's Story, p.7  
She would soon have to give me over to the undertaker or the asylum.


34.
View STEP SIX essay   ... give me release, my obsession to drink ...   12&12 Step Six, p.63  
But when I became willing to clean house and then asked a Higher Power, God as I understood Him, to give me release, my obsession to drink vanished.


35.
View TRADITION FIVE essay   'Give me the business.'   12&12 Tradition Five, p.153  
'Give me the business.'


36.
View TRADITION SEVEN essay   ... give money to alcoholics trying to stay ...   12&12 Tradition Seven, p.160  
When you add to this the habitual supposition that people ought to give money to alcoholics trying to stay sober, it can be understood why we thought we deserved a pile of folding money.


37.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... give nearly all their time to the ...   BB There Is A Solution, p.19  
A few are fortunate enough to be so situated that they can give nearly all their time to the work.


38.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... give of yourself that others may survive ...   BB A Vision For You, p.153  
Then you will know what it means to give of yourself that others may survive and rediscover life.


39.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... give or ought not give at all.   12&12 Step Twelve, p.111  
Perhaps we try to give them advice about their affairs which we aren't really competent to give or ought not give at all.


40.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... give reasons why he need not follow ...   BB Working With Others, p.94  
Your candidate may give reasons why he need not follow all of the program.


41.
View FOREWORD   ... give such inquirers an inside view of ...   12&12 Foreword, p.16  
The second section of this volume, though designed for A.A.'s membership, will give such inquirers an inside view of A.A. never before possible.


42.
View APPENDIX VI, How to Get in Touch With A.A.   ... give the location of the nearest family ...   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.


43.
View TRADITION EIGHT essay   ... give the man coming in the door ...   12&12 Tradition Eight, p.169  
She was helping to give the man coming in the door the break he ought to have.


44.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... give the reassurance and support which our ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.110  
We sit in A.A. meetings and listen, not only to receive something ourselves, but to give the reassurance and support which our presence can bring.


45.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... give them advice about their affairs which ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.111  
Perhaps we try to give them advice about their affairs which we aren't really competent to give or ought not give at all.


46.
View STEP SIX essay   ... give them new life.   12&12 Step Six, p.64  
Here their powerful instinct to live can cooperate fully with their Creator's desire to give them new life.


47.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... give them the nice times they used ...   BB The Family Afterward, p.126  
They expect him to give them the nice times they used to have before he drank so much, and to show his contrition for what they suffered.


48.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... give themselves to this simple program, usually ...   BB How It Works, p.58  
Those who do not recover are people who cannot or will not completely give themselves to this simple program, usually men and women who are constitutionally incapable of being honest with themselves.


49.
View STEP SIX essay   ... give this up yet."   12&12 Step Six, p.66  
Even then the best of us will discover to our dismay that there is always a sticking point, a point at which we say, "No, I can't give this up yet."


50.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... give to make amends.   BB Bill's Story, p.8  
What would I not give to make amends.


51.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... give to others what they had found, ...   BB A Vision For You, p.158  
So, you see, there were three alcoholics in that town, who now felt they had to give to others what they had found, or be sunk.


52.
View STEP SIX essay   ... give up!"   12&12 Step Six, p.66  
And we shall often tread on even more dangerous ground when we cry, "This I will never give up!"


53.
View STEP SIX essay   ... give up!"   12&12 Step Six, p.69  
Perhaps we shall be obliged in some cases still to say, "This I cannot give up yet...," but we should not say to ourselves, "This I will never give up!"


54.
View TRADITION TWELVE essay   ... give up our natural desires for personal ...   12&12 Tradition Twelve, p.187  
Moved by the spirit of anonymity, we try to give up our natural desires for personal distinction as A.A. members both among fellow alcoholics and before the general public.


55.
View TRADITION TWELVE essay   ... give up personal desires for the common ...   12&12 Tradition Twelve, p.184  
Because A.A.'s Twelve Traditions repeatedly ask us to give up personal desires for the common good, we realize that the sacrificial spirit -- well symbolized by anonymity -- is the foundation of them all.


56.
View STEP SIX essay   ... give up, we ought to erase the ...   12&12 Step Six, p.68  
Looking again at those defects we are still unwilling to give up, we ought to erase the hard-and-fast lines that we have drawn.


57.
View STEP SIX essay   ... give up yet...," but we should not ...   12&12 Step Six, p.69  
Perhaps we shall be obliged in some cases still to say, "This I cannot give up yet...," but we should not say to ourselves, "This I will never give up!"


58.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... give us serenity.   12&12 Step Seven, p.74  
Where humility had formerly stood for a forced feeding on humble pie, it now begins to mean the nourishing ingredient which can give us serenity.


59.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... give way before some trivial reason for ...   BB More About Alcoholism, p.42  
They had said that though I did raise a defense, it would one day give way before some trivial reason for having a drink.


60.
View TRADITION TWO essay   ... give you an office, a decent drawing ...   12&12 Tradition Two, p.136  
I'll give you an office, a decent drawing account, and a very healthy slice of the profits.


61.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... give your worthwhile man a chance.   BB To Employers, p.148  
We think we are sensible when we urge that you stop this waste and give your worthwhile man a chance.


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