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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   ... live.   BB To Wives, p.117  
These work-outs should be regarded as part of your education, for thus you will be learning to live.


2.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... live.   BB The Family Afterward, p.130  
One more suggestion: Whether the family has spiritual convictions or not, they may do well to examine the principles by which the alcoholic member is trying to live.


3.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... Live   BB The Family Afterward, p.135  
Live and Let Live


4.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... live.   12&12 Step Twelve, p.118  
Seeing her unhappiness, he recommends A.A.'s Twelve Steps and tries to teach her how to live.


5.
View TRADITION ONE essay   ... live.   12&12 Tradition One, p.130  
At first he goes along because he must, but later he discovers a way of life he really wants to live.


6.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... live almost alone.   BB To Wives, p.105  
We came to live almost alone.


7.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... live alone with our pressing problems and ...   12&12 Step Five, p.55  
A.A. experience has taught us we cannot live alone with our pressing problems and the character defects which cause or aggravate them.


8.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... live and be happy.   BB Working With Others, p.96  
To spend too much time on any one situation is to deny some other alcoholic an opportunity to live and be happy.


9.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... live and function as human beings, we ...   12&12 Step Seven, p.71  
Instead of regarding the satisfaction of our material desires as the means by which we could live and function as human beings, we had taken these satisfactions to be the final end and aim of life.


10.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... live, and it had to be a ...   BB We Agnostics, p.45  
We had to find a power by which we could live, and it had to be a Power greater than ourselves.


11.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   Live and Let Live   BB The Family Afterward, p.135  
Live and Let Live


12.
View TO WIVES chapter   Live and let live is the rule.   BB To Wives, p.118  
Live and let live is the rule.


13.
View TRADITION ONE essay   ... live and work together as groups became ...   12&12 Tradition One, p.130  
So at the outset, how best to live and work together as groups became the prime question.


14.
View FOREWORD   ... live and work together with harmony and ...   12&12 Foreword, p.18  
But it was by no means sure that such great numbers of yet erratic people could live and work together with harmony and good effect.


15.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... live at all.   BB To Employers, p.146  
For he knows he must be honest if he would live at all.


16.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... live at peace with himself and with ...   12&12 Step Seven, p.76  
Each of us would like to live at peace with himself and with his fellows.


17.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... live at peace with ourselves and show ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.122  
When, with God's help, we calmly accepted our lot, then we found we could live at peace with ourselves and show others who still suffered the same fears that they could get over them, too.


18.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... live by self-propulsion.   BB How It Works, p.60  
Most people try to live by self-propulsion.


19.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... live by spiritual principles.   BB Working With Others, p.93  
The main thing is that he be willing to believe in a Power greater than himself and that he live by spiritual principles.


20.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... live by this formula than alcoholics.   12&12 Step Seven, p.71  
But we are sure that no class of people in the world ever made a worse mess of trying to live by this formula than alcoholics.


21.
View STEP SIX essay   ... live can cooperate fully with their Creator's ...   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.


22.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... live exclusively by our own individual strength ...   12&12 Step Seven, p.72  
For just so long as we were convinced that we could live exclusively by our own individual strength and intelligence, for just that long was a working faith in a Higher Power impossible.


23.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... live for!   BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxix  
I have everything to live for!


24.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... live for as much as your husband.   BB To Wives, p.119  
Therefore, you probably need fresh interests and a great cause to live for as much as your husband.


25.
View STEP THREE essay   ... live in.   12&12 Step Three, p.37  
We are certain that our intelligence, backed by willpower, can rightly control our inner lives and guarantee us success in the world we live in.


26.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... live in a completely hostile world.   12&12 Step Eleven, p.105  
We no longer live in a completely hostile world.


27.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... live in a large place, there are ...   BB A Vision For You, p.152  
If you live in a large place, there are hundreds.


28.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... live in a new and wonderful world, ...   BB Working With Others, p.100  
Follow the dictates of a Higher Power and you will presently live in a new and wonderful world, no matter what your present circumstances!


29.
View STEP SIX essay   ... live in a world riddled with envy.   12&12 Step Six, p.67  
We live in a world riddled with envy.


30.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... live in large cities are overcome by ...   BB There Is A Solution, p.19  
Those of us who live in large cities are overcome by the reflection that close by hundreds are dropping into oblivion every day.


31.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... live in our homes for long at ...   BB Working With Others, p.97  
We seldom allow an alcoholic to live in our homes for long at a time.


32.
View APPENDIX I, The A.A. Tradition   ... live in thankful contemplation of Him who ...   BB Appendix I, The A.A. Tradition, p.566  
This to the end that our great blessings may never spoil us; that we shall forever live in thankful contemplation of Him who presides over us all.


33.
View TRADITIONS LONG FORM   ... live in thankful contemplation of Him who ...   12&12 Tradition Twelve (Long), p.192  
This to the end that our great blessings may never spoil us; that we shall forever live in thankful contemplation of Him who presides over us all.


34.
View STEP EIGHT essay   ... live in the greatest peace, partnership, and ...   12&12 Step Eight, p.77  
Learning how to live in the greatest peace, partnership, and brotherhood with all men and women, of whatever description, is a moving and fascinating adventure.


35.
View TRADITION TEN essay   ... live in the imminent possibility of a ...   12&12 Tradition Ten, p.176  
We live in the imminent possibility of a fresh holocaust to determine how men shall be governed, and how the products of nature and toil shall be divided among them.


36.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... live is the rule.   BB To Wives, p.118  
Live and let live is the rule.


37.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... live it.   BB Into Action, p.83  
We have to live it.


38.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... live long.   BB There Is A Solution, p.26  
In the doctor's judgment he was utterly hopeless; he could never regain his position in society and he would have to place himself under lock and key or hire a bodyguard if he expected to live long.


39.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... live long or happily in this world.   BB Into Action, pp.73-74  
We must be entirely honest with somebody if we expect to live long or happily in this world.


40.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... live on a spiritual basis are not ...   BB We Agnostics, p.44  
To be doomed to an alcoholic death or to live on a spiritual basis are not always easy alternatives to face.


41.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... live on a spiritual basis, he will ...   BB To Wives, p.118  
If your husband is trying to live on a spiritual basis, he will also be doing everything in his power to avoid disagreement or contention.


42.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... live on self-will and run the show ...   BB Into Action, p.76  
We attempt to sweep away the debris which has accumulated out of our effort to live on self-will and run the show ourselves.


43.
View APPENDIX I, The A.A. Tradition   ... live or most of us will surely ...   BB Appendix I, The A.A. Tradition, p.563  
A.A. must continue to live or most of us will surely die.


44.
View TRADITIONS LONG FORM   ... live or most of us will surely ...   12&12 Tradition One (Long), p.189  
A.A. must continue to live or most of us will surely die.


45.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... live our own lives, God helping a ...   12&12 Step Seven, p.75  
The notion that we would still live our own lives, God helping a little now and then, began to evaporate.


46.
View STEP TEN essay   ... live serenely today and tomorrow, we certainly ...   12&12 Step Ten, p.88  
If we would live serenely today and tomorrow, we certainly need to eliminate these hangovers.


47.
View TRADITION SIX essay   ... live so happily, we'd show everybody else ...   12&12 Tradition Six, p.156  
Having learned to live so happily, we'd show everybody else how.


48.
View FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION   ... live, so we had to evolve principles ...   BB Foreword to Second Edition, p.xix  
As we discovered the principles by which the individual alcoholic could live, so we had to evolve principles by which the A.A. groups and A.A. as a whole could survive and function effectively.


49.
View TRADITION TWO essay   ... live to become elder statesmen.   12&12 Tradition Two, p.135  
Happily, most of them survive and live to become elder statesmen.


50.
View STEP TEN essay   ... live to good purpose under all conditions?   12&12 Step Ten, p.88  
Then comes the acid test: can we stay sober, keep in emotional balance, and live to good purpose under all conditions?


51.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... live to much useful purpose, or, in ...   12&12 Step Seven, p.70  
Without it, they cannot live to much useful purpose, or, in adversity, be able to summon the faith that can meet any emergency.


52.
View TRADITION ONE essay   ... live today in the Twelve Traditions of ...   12&12 Tradition One, p.131  
They live today in the Twelve Traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous, which -- God willing -- shall sustain us in unity for so long as He may need us.


53.
View TRADITION TEN essay   ... live together.   12&12 Tradition Ten, p.178  
They were just part and parcel of learning to work and live together.


54.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... live up to them.   BB How It Works, p.69  
We asked God to mold our ideals and help us to live up to them.


55.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... live up to them even though we ...   BB How It Works, p.62  
Many of us had moral and philosophical convictions galore, but we could not live up to them even though we would have liked to.


56.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... live upon spiritual principles we think we ...   BB Into Action, p.83  
Unless one's family expresses a desire to live upon spiritual principles we think we ought not to urge them.


57.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... live usefully and walk humbly under the ...   12&12 Step Twelve, pp.124-125  
True ambition is the deep desire to live usefully and walk humbly under the grace of God.


58.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... live, we had to be free of ...   BB How It Works, p.66  
If we were to live, we had to be free of anger.


59.
View STEP TEN essay   ... live well today.   12&12 Step Ten, p.88  
When a drunk has a terrific hangover because he drank heavily yesterday, he cannot live well today.


60.
View STEP NINE essay   ... live with.   12&12 Step Nine, p.84  
Almost always we want to go further and admit other defects that have made us hard to live with.


61.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... live with my wife's parents.   BB Bill's Story, p.4  
We went to live with my wife's parents.


62.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... live with some peace of mind in ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.108  
In Step Eleven we saw that if a Higher Power had restored us to sanity and had enabled us to live with some peace of mind in a sorely troubled world, then such a Higher Power was worth knowing better, by as direct contact as possible.


63.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... live with the other woman forever.   BB To Wives, p.106  
In the midst of such pandemonium they may have rushed out threatening to live with the other woman forever.


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