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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 ELEVEN essay   ... loved.   12&12 Step Eleven, p.99  
Lord, grant that I may seek rather to comfort than to be comforted -- to understand, than to be understood -- to love, than to be loved.


2.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... loved A.A. group the higher power, would ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.109  
From great numbers of such experiences, we could predict that the doubter who still claimed that he hadn't got the "spiritual angle," and who still considered his well-loved A.A. group the higher power, would presently love God and call Him by name.


3.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... loved alcohol too well.   12&12 Step Five, p.57  
That's one reason we loved alcohol too well.


4.
View STEP TEN essay   ... loved but a few; that we have ...   12&12 Step Ten, p.92  
Most of us must admit that we have loved but a few; that we have been quite indifferent to the many so long as none of them gave us trouble; and as for the remainder -- well, we have really disliked or hated them.


5.
View STEP SIX essay   ... loved clergyman who happens to be one ...   12&12 Step Six, p.63  
So declares a well-loved clergyman who happens to be one of A.A.'s greatest friends.


6.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... loved most to push us aside or ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.115  
This often caused the people we had loved most to push us aside or perhaps desert us entirely.


7.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... loved ones -- these things terrified and distracted ...   BB To Wives, p.106  
The alarming physical and mental symptoms, the deepening pall of remorse, depression and inferiority that settled down on our loved ones -- these things terrified and distracted us.


8.
View STEP TWO essay   Loved ones, upon whom we heartily depended, ...   12&12 Step Two, p.31  
Loved ones, upon whom we heartily depended, were taken from us by so-called acts of God.


9.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... loved ones would be themselves once more.   BB To Wives, p.105  
Some of us veered from extreme to extreme, ever hoping that one day our loved ones would be themselves once more.


10.
View STEP TEN essay   ... loved personal triumphs more than we have ...   12&12 Step Ten, p.91  
For no people have ever loved personal triumphs more than we have loved them; we drank of success as of a wine which could never fail to make us feel elated.


11.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... loved some of them too much.   12&12 Step Twelve, p.108  
At Step Six, many of us balked -- for the practical reason that we did not wish to have all our defects of character removed, because we still loved some of them too much.


12.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... loved something or somebody?   BB We Agnostics, p.54  
Who of us had not loved something or somebody?


13.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... loved their wives and children be so ...   BB To Wives, p.107  
How could men who loved their wives and children be so unthinking, so callous, so cruel?


14.
View STEP TEN essay   ... loved them; we drank of success as ...   12&12 Step Ten, pp.91-92  
For no people have ever loved personal triumphs more than we have loved them; we drank of success as of a wine which could never fail to make us feel elated.


15.
View STEP TWO essay   ... loved to have people call us precocious.   12&12 Step Two, p.29  
We loved to have people call us precocious.


16.
View STEP TWO essay   ... loved to shout the damaging fact that ...   12&12 Step Two, p.30  
How we loved to shout the damaging fact that millions of the 'good men of religion' were still killing one another off in the name of God.


17.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... loved us.   12&12 Step Twelve, p.116  
For alcoholism had been a lonely business, even though we had been surrounded by people who loved us.


18.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... loved," we will be following the intent ...   12&12 Step Eleven, p.103  
At these critical moments, if we remind ourselves that "it is better to comfort than to be comforted, to understand than to be understood, to love than to be loved," we will be following the intent of Step Eleven.


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