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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 CONTENTS   ... pains.  12&12 Contents (Tradition Two), p.10  
Growing pains.


2.
View FOREWORD   ... pains.  12&12 Foreword, pp.17-18  
This startling expansion brought with it very severe growing pains.


3.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... pains and they hurt a great deal.  BB The Family Afterward, p.124  
A few of us have had these growing pains and they hurt a great deal.


4.
View STEP TWO essay   ... pains and trials.  12&12 Step Two, p.31  
We saw them meet and transcend their other pains and trials.


5.
View TRADITION TWO essay   ... pains now beset the group.  12&12 Tradition Two, p.133  
Growing pains now beset the group.


6.
View STEP TEN essay   ... pains of drinking had to come before ...  12&12 Step Ten, pp.93-94  
How heartily we A.A.'s can agree with him, for we know that the pains of drinking had to come before sobriety, and emotional turmoil before serenity.


7.
View STEP TEN essay   ... pains of failure are converted into assets.  12&12 Step Ten, p.93  
Under these conditions, the pains of failure are converted into assets.


8.
View STEP TEN essay   ... pains of growing up.  12&12 Step Ten, p.92  
It will become more and more evident as we go forward that it is pointless to become angry, or to get hurt by people who, like us, are suffering from the pains of growing up.


9.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... pains of growing up, and nothing but ...  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.


10.
View TRADITION EIGHT essay   ... pains of thousands of groups must be ...  12&12 Tradition Eight, p.169  
Sacks of letters on every conceivable A.A. problem ranging from a lonely-heart Eskimo to the growing pains of thousands of groups must be answered by people who know.


11.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... pains of trying and the certain penalties ...  12&12 Step Seven, p.74  
We are obliged to choose between the pains of trying and the certain penalties of failing to do so.


12.
View CONTENTS   ... pains this one did.  12&12 Contents (Tradition Seven), p.11  
No A.A. Tradition had the labor pains this one did.


13.
View TRADITION SEVEN essay   ... pains this one did.  12&12 Tradition Seven, p.160  
Probably no A.A. Tradition had the labor pains this one did.


14.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... pains to tell why we think our ...  BB We Agnostics, p.53  
Hence we are at pains to tell why we think our present faith is reasonable, why we think it more sane and logical to believe than not to believe, why we say our former thinking was soft and mushy when we threw up our hands in doubt and said, "We don't know."


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