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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 THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... matters?   BB There Is A Solution, p.22  
What has become of the common sense and will power that he still sometimes displays with respect to other matters?


2.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... matters.   BB There Is A Solution, p.28  
There is no friction among us over such matters.


3.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... matters.   BB Into Action, p.83  
We should not talk incessantly to them about spiritual matters.


4.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... matters.   BB Working With Others, p.91  
But urge them not to be over-anxious, for that might spoil matters.


5.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... matters.   BB The Family Afterward, pp.131-132  
Being possessed of a spiritual experience, the alcoholic will find he has much in common with these people, though he may differ with them on many matters.


6.
View STEP THREE essay   ... matters.   12&12 Step Three, p.37  
Nobody is going to meddle with our personal independence in such matters.


7.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... matters?   12&12 Step Four, pp.50-51  
How have I reacted to frustration in sexual matters?


8.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... matters about which, for our purpose, we ...   BB We Agnostics, p.50  
Experience has taught us that these are matters about which, for our purpose, we need not be worried.


9.
View APPENDIX I, The A.A. Tradition   ... matters affecting other groups or A.A. as ...   BB Appendix I, The A.A. Tradition, p.562  
Four -- Each group should be autonomous except in matters affecting other groups or A.A. as a whole.


10.
View TRADITION FOUR essay   ... matters affecting other groups or A.A. as ...   12&12 Tradition Four, p.146  
"Each group should be autonomous except in matters affecting other groups or A.A. as a whole."


11.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... matters are, from their very nature, controversial.   BB There Is A Solution, p.19  
We are aware that these matters are, from their very nature, controversial.


12.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... matters as we had tried to be ...   BB We Agnostics, p.48  
Faced with alcoholic destruction, we soon became as open minded on spiritual matters as we had tried to be on other questions.


13.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... matters carefully, for one careless, inconsiderate remark ...   BB The Family Afterward, p.125  
Members of a family should watch such matters carefully, for one careless, inconsiderate remark has been known to raise the very devil.


14.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... matters, especially when we mention God, for ...   BB We Agnostics, p.45  
But his face falls when we speak of spiritual matters, especially when we mention God, for we have re-opened a subject which our man thought he had neatly evaded or entirely ignored.


15.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... matters get worse, the husband becomes a ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.118  
As matters get worse, the husband becomes a sick and irresponsible child who needs to be looked after and extricated from endless scrapes and impasses.


16.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... matters got.   BB How It Works, p.66  
But the more we fought and tried to have our own way, the worse matters got.


17.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... matters great or small.   12&12 Step Eleven, p.103  
To any questioning or criticism of his actions he instantly proffers his reliance upon prayer for guidance in all matters great or small.


18.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... matters grow worse, he begins to use ...   BB There Is A Solution, p.22  
As matters grow worse, he begins to use a combination of high-powered sedative and liquor to quiet his nerves so he can go to work.


19.
View STEP THREE essay   ... matters I must still maintain my independence.   12&12 Step Three, pp.35-36  
But suppose that instinct still cries out, as it certainly will, "Yes, respecting alcohol, I guess I have to be dependent upon A.A., but in all other matters I must still maintain my independence.


20.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... matters is dangerous.   12&12 Step Five, p.60  
Going it alone in spiritual matters is dangerous.


21.
View TRADITION FIVE essay   ... matters is that he is an alcoholic ...   12&12 Tradition Five, p.151  
The only thing that matters is that he is an alcoholic who has found a key to sobriety.


22.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... matters medical, psychiatric, social, and religious.   BB There Is A Solution, p.19  
Of necessity there will have to be discussion of matters medical, psychiatric, social, and religious.


23.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... matters morning, noon and night.   BB The Family Afterward, p.128  
There is talk about spiritual matters morning, noon and night.


24.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... matters of knowledge and experience.   12&12 Step Eleven, p.104  
They are matters of knowledge and experience.


25.
View APPENDIX VII, Twelve Concepts (Short Form)   ... matters of serious concern.   BB Appendix VII, Twelve Concepts (Short Form), p.575  
XI. The trustees should always have the best possible committees, corporate service directors, executives, staffs, and consultants. Composition, qualifications, induction procedures, and rights and duties will always be matters of serious concern.


26.
View TRADITION TEN essay   ... matters privately, it's a cinch we never ...   12&12 Tradition Ten, p.176  
So long as we don't argue these matters privately, it's a cinch we never shall publicly."


27.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... matters ranging all the way from a ...   12&12 Step Eleven, p.103  
We have seen A.A.'s ask with much earnestness and faith for God's explicit guidance on matters ranging all the way from a shattering domestic or financial crisis to correcting a minor personal fault, like tardiness.


28.
View APPENDIX VII, Twelve Concepts (Short Form)   ... matters should be exercised by the trustee ...   BB Appendix VII, Twelve Concepts (Short Form), p.574  
VI. The Conference recognizes that the chief initiative and active responsibility in most world service matters should be exercised by the trustee members of the Conference acting as the General Service Board.


29.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... matters straight.   BB How It Works, p.67  
We admitted our wrongs honestly and were willing to set these matters straight.


30.
View TRADITION FIVE essay   ... matters than I.   12&12 Tradition Five, p.153  
No doubt you're better taught in religious matters than I.


31.
View APPENDIX I, The A.A. Tradition   ... matters they can express no views whatever.   BB Appendix I, The A.A. Tradition, p.565  
Concerning such matters they can express no views whatever.


32.
View TRADITIONS LONG FORM   ... matters they can express no views whatever.   12&12 Tradition Ten (Long), p.192  
Concerning such matters they can express no views whatever.


33.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... matters to the utmost of my ability.   BB Bill's Story, p.13  
I was to right all such matters to the utmost of my ability.


34.
View STEP THREE essay   ... matters touching upon alcohol, each of them ...   12&12 Step Three, p.35  
Isn't it true that in all matters touching upon alcohol, each of them has decided to turn his or her life over to the care, protection, and guidance of Alcoholics Anonymous?


35.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... matters we had faith only in ourselves, ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.121  
In money matters we had faith only in ourselves, and not too much of that.


36.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... matters will take a turn for the ...   BB To Employers, p.147  
So, for one reason or another, they cover these men, hoping matters will take a turn for the better.


The 164 and More™ Book, eBook, and Web Site are all CONCORDANCES which display passages from the Big Book Alcoholics Anonymous, the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, and the A.A. Grapevine (A.A. Preamble only).  Sorting and rendering passages in the proprietary format of the 164 and More concordance does not in any way imply affiliation with or endorsement by either Alcoholics Anonymous World Services Inc., or the A.A. Grapevine, Inc.  Further A.A.W.S. Inc. and the A.A. Grapevine Inc. have no objection to the use of this material in the 164 and More concordance.

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