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


2.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... justification.   12&12 Step Four, pp.53-54  
Because our surface record hasn't looked too bad, we have frequently been abashed to find that this is so simply because we have buried these selfsame defects deep down in us under thick layers of self-justification.


3.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... justification, and always spurred by conscious or ...   12&12 Step Four, p.48  
For pride, leading to self-justification, and always spurred by conscious or unconscious fears, is the basic breeder of most human difficulties, the chief block to true progress.


4.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... justification during their drinking days.   12&12 Step Four, p.46  
First off, they can be told that the majority of A.A. members have suffered severely from self-justification during their drinking days.


5.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... justification for a spree was insanely insufficient ...   BB More About Alcoholism, p.37  
But even in this type of beginning we are obliged to admit that our justification for a spree was insanely insufficient in the light of what always happened.


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View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... justification for so doing.   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.


7.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... justification or resentful criticism.   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.


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View STEP FOUR essay   ... justification was the maker of excuses; excuses, ...   12&12 Step Four, p.46  
For most of us, self-justification was the maker of excuses; excuses, of course, for drinking, and for all kinds of crazy and damaging conduct.


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