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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 STEP NINE essay   ... longer.   12&12 Step Nine, p.84  
We may not want to say anything for several weeks, or longer.


2.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... longer a problem and you and your ...   BB To Wives, p.119  
After all, your family is reunited, alcohol is no longer a problem and you and your husband are working together toward an undreamed-of future.


3.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... longer be misled by ordinary promises.   BB To Employers, p.148  
But at least he will understand the problem and will no longer be misled by ordinary promises.


4.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... longer be self-conscious or feel that you ...   BB To Wives, p.115  
You will no longer be self-conscious or feel that you must apologize as though your husband were a weak character.


5.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... longer be square pegs in round holes ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.124  
Service, gladly rendered, obligations squarely met, troubles well accepted or solved with God's help, the knowledge that at home or in the world outside we are partners in a common effort, the well-understood fact that in God's sight all human beings are important, the proof that love freely given surely brings a full return, the certainty that we are no longer isolated and alone in self-constructed prisons, the surety that we need no longer be square pegs in round holes but can fit and belong in God's scheme of things -- these are the permanent and legitimate satisfactions of right living for which no amount of pomp and circumstance, no heap of material possessions, could possibly be substitutes.


6.
View TRADITION ONE essay   ... longer carry the life-giving grace of God; ...   12&12 Tradition One, p.129  
Without unity, the heart of A.A. would cease to beat; our world arteries would no longer carry the life-giving grace of God; His gift to us would be spent aimlessly.


7.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... longer craves liquor.   BB To Employers, p.143  
Your man will fare better if placed in such physical condition that he can think straight and no longer craves liquor.


8.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... longer deeply disturbed by all the seeming ...   12&12 Step Eleven, p.105  
The moment we catch even a glimpse of God's will, the moment we begin to see truth, justice, and love as the real and eternal things in life, we are no longer deeply disturbed by all the seeming evidence to the contrary that surrounds us in purely human affairs.


9.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... longer dreaded a change for the worse, ...   12&12 Step Twelve, pp.121-122  
If our circumstances happened to be good, we no longer dreaded a change for the worse, for we had learned that these troubles could be turned into great values.


10.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... longer drink.   BB To Employers, p.138  
Here, for instance, is a typical example: An officer of one of the largest banking institutions in America knows I no longer drink.


11.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... longer feel alone.   12&12 Step Twelve, p.120  
Surrounded by so many A.A. friends, these so-called loners tell us they no longer feel alone.


12.
View TRADITION THREE essay   ... longer he kept dry, the louder he ...   12&12 Tradition Three, p.144  
The longer he kept dry, the louder he talked -- against God.


13.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... longer his recovery may be delayed.   BB To Wives, p.113  
Wait until repeated stumbling convinces him he must act, for the more you hurry him the longer his recovery may be delayed.


14.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... longer isolated and alone in self-constructed prisons, ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.124  
Service, gladly rendered, obligations squarely met, troubles well accepted or solved with God's help, the knowledge that at home or in the world outside we are partners in a common effort, the well-understood fact that in God's sight all human beings are important, the proof that love freely given surely brings a full return, the certainty that we are no longer isolated and alone in self-constructed prisons, the surety that we need no longer be square pegs in round holes but can fit and belong in God's scheme of things -- these are the permanent and legitimate satisfactions of right living for which no amount of pomp and circumstance, no heap of material possessions, could possibly be substitutes.


15.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... longer live in a completely hostile world.   12&12 Step Eleven, p.105  
We no longer live in a completely hostile world.


16.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... longer lost and frightened and purposeless.   12&12 Step Eleven, p.105  
We are no longer lost and frightened and purposeless.


17.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... longer our principal aim; we now clamored ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.121  
Financial importance was no longer our principal aim; we now clamored for material security.


18.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... longer run we clearly realize that these ...   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.


19.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... longer running the show, humbly saying to ...   BB Into Action, p.87  
We constantly remind ourselves we are no longer running the show, humbly saying to ourselves many times each day "Thy will be done."


20.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... longer seek fame and honor in order ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.124  
We no longer seek fame and honor in order to be praised.


21.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... longer signify much to them.   BB A Vision For You, p.161  
Being wrecked in the same vessel, being restored and united under one God, with hearts and minds attuned to the welfare of others, the things which matter so much to some people no longer signify much to them.


22.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... longer strive to dominate or rule those ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.124  
We no longer strive to dominate or rule those about us in order to gain self-importance.


23.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... longer than his preaching.   BB Bill's Story, p.9  
Besides, my gin would last longer than his preaching.


24.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... longer work, his wife gets a divorce ...   BB More About Alcoholism, p.38  
Finally, he can no longer work, his wife gets a divorce and he is held up to ridicule.


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