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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 FOREWORD TO FOURTH EDITION   ... growing by leaps and bounds when literature ...   BB Foreword to Fourth Edition, p.xxiii  
In country after country where the A.A. seed was planted, it has taken root, slowly at first, then growing by leaps and bounds when literature has become available.


2.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... growing consciousness of the power of God ...   BB The Family Afterward, p.130  
This dream world has been replaced by a great sense of purpose, accompanied by a growing consciousness of the power of God in our lives.


3.
View STEP THREE essay   ... growing conviction that human will is of ...   12&12 Step Three, p.40  
This statement may surprise newcomers who have experienced nothing but constant deflation and a growing conviction that human will is of no value whatever.


4.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... growing fellowship of these men and their ...   BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxv  
This has become the basis of a rapidly growing fellowship of these men and their families.


5.
View TRADITION TWO essay   ... growing group's hierarchy of service -- self-appointed, of ...   12&12 Tradition Two, p.133  
These are the growing group's hierarchy of service -- self-appointed, of course, because there is no other way.


6.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... growing in numbers and power.(*)   BB Bill's Story, p.16  
We are growing in numbers and power.(*)


7.
View APPENDIX II, Spiritual Experience   ... growing membership of thousands of alcoholics such ...   BB Appendix II, Spiritual Experience, p.567  
Among our rapidly growing membership of thousands of alcoholics such transformations, though frequent, are by no means the rule.


8.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... growing, our attitudes and actions toward security ...   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.


9.
View FOREWORD   ... growing pains.   12&12 Foreword, pp.17-18  
This startling expansion brought with it very severe growing pains.


10.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... growing pains and they hurt a great ...   BB The Family Afterward, p.124  
A few of us have had these growing pains and they hurt a great deal.


11.
View TRADITION TWO essay   Growing pains now beset the group.   12&12 Tradition Two, p.133  
Growing pains now beset the group.


12.
View TRADITION EIGHT essay   ... growing pains of thousands of groups must ...   12&12 Tradition Eight, p.169  
Sacks of letters on every conceivable A.A. problem ranging from a lonely-heart Eskimo to the growing pains of thousands of groups must be answered by people who know.


13.
View STEP TEN essay   ... growing up.   12&12 Step Ten, p.92  
It will become more and more evident as we go forward that it is pointless to become angry, or to get hurt by people who, like us, are suffering from the pains of growing up.


14.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... growing up among them.   BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxviii  
We feel, after many years of experience, that we have found nothing which has contributed more to the rehabilitation of these men than the altruistic movement now growing up among them.


15.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... growing up, and nothing but good can ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.111  
But in the longer run we clearly realize that these are only the pains of growing up, and nothing but good can come from them if we turn more and more to the entire Twelve Steps for the answers.


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