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From the books  ...  Alcoholics Anonymous (Big Book) and Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions (12 & 12)


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View STEP FOUR essay   ... lust, anger, gluttony, envy, and sloth.   12&12 Step Four, p.48  
To avoid falling into confusion over the names these defects should be called, let's take a universally recognized list of major human failings -- the Seven Deadly Sins of pride, greed, lust, anger, gluttony, envy, and sloth.


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View STEP FOUR essay   ... lust for sex and power, to become ...   12&12 Step Four, p.49  
Unreasonable fear that our instincts will not be satisfied drives us to covet the possessions of others, to lust for sex and power, to become angry when our instinctive demands are threatened, to be envious when the ambitions of others seem to be realized while ours are not.


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View STEP SIX essay   ... lust in a dark corner of their ...   12&12 Step Six, p.67  
But how many men and women speak love with their lips, and believe what they say, so that they can hide lust in a dark corner of their minds?


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View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... lust of our lower nature, a base ...   BB How It Works, p.68  
One set of voices cry that sex is a lust of our lower nature, a base necessity of procreation.


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View STEP SIX essay   ... lust seems impossible.   12&12 Step Six, p.66  
To think of liking lust seems impossible.


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