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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 MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... rather appreciated your ideas about the subtle ...   BB More About Alcoholism, p.40  
I rather appreciated your ideas about the subtle insanity which precedes the first drink, but I was confident it could not happen to me after what I had learned.


2.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... rather not do this, we search our ...   BB Into Action, p.74  
If we cannot or would rather not do this, we search our acquaintance for a close-mouthed, understanding friend.


3.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... rather not remember, if we have come ...   12&12 Step Five, p.55  
If we have swept the searchlight of Step Four back and forth over our careers, and it has revealed in stark relief those experiences we'd rather not remember, if we have come to know how wrong thinking and action have hurt us and others, then the need to quit living by ourselves with those tormenting ghosts of yesterday gets more urgent than ever.


4.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... rather possessive of these newcomers.   12&12 Step Twelve, p.111  
Here the temptation is to become rather possessive of these newcomers.


5.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... rather sinful about these commodities, so she ...   BB The Family Afterward, p.135  
His wife is one of those persons who really feels there is something rather sinful about these commodities, so she nagged, and her intolerance finally threw him into a fit of anger.


6.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... rather than an opportunity for service, when ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.121  
When a job still looked like a mere means of getting money rather than an opportunity for service, when the acquisition of money for financial independence looked more important than a right dependence upon God, we were still the victims of unreasonable fears.


7.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... rather than as something we must have.   12&12 Step Seven, p.75  
A great turning point in our lives came when we sought for humility as something we really wanted, rather than as something we must have.


8.
View STEP THREE essay   ... rather than by any virtue that we ...   12&12 Step Three, p.38  
So it is by circumstance rather than by any virtue that we have been driven to A.A., have admitted defeat, have acquired the rudiments of faith, and now want to make a decision to turn our will and our lives over to a Higher Power.


9.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... rather than complain, you will find that ...   BB To Wives, p.119  
If you cooperate, rather than complain, you will find that his excess enthusiasm will tone down.


10.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... rather than continue to fight.   BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxx  
There are many situations which arise out of the phenomenon of craving which cause men to make the supreme sacrifice rather than continue to fight.


11.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... rather than critical.   BB To Wives, p.111  
Let him see that you want to be helpful rather than critical.


12.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... rather than fearfully, look at his own ...   12&12 Step Four, p.46  
As soon as he begins to be more objective, the newcomer can fearlessly, rather than fearfully, look at his own defects.


13.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... rather than for what he is trying ...   BB The Family Afterward, p.123  
But the wise family will admire him for what he is trying to be, rather than for what he is trying to get.


14.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... rather than getting, will become the guiding ...   BB The Family Afterward, p.128  
Giving, rather than getting, will become the guiding principle.


15.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... rather than give?   BB The Family Afterward, p.122  
Is he not unconsciously trying to see what he can take from the family life rather than give?


16.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... rather than harmony?   BB How It Works, p.61  
Is he not, even in his best moments, a producer of confusion rather than harmony?


17.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... rather than his recovery.   BB Working With Others, p.97  
You may be aiding in his destruction rather than his recovery.


18.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... rather than in his body.   BB There Is A Solution, p.23  
Therefore, the main problem of the alcoholic centers in his mind, rather than in his body.


19.
View STEP TWO essay   ... rather than its quantity.   12&12 Step Two, p.32  
This answer has to do with the quality of faith rather than its quantity.


20.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... rather than methods?   BB To Employers, p.144  
After all, are you not looking for results rather than methods?


21.
View TRADITION ELEVEN essay   ... rather than of promotion.   12&12 Tradition Eleven, p.181  
We found that we had to rely upon the principle of attraction rather than of promotion.


22.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... rather than our finite selves.   BB How It Works, p.68  
We trust infinite God rather than our finite selves.


23.
View FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION   ... rather than promotion.   BB Foreword to Second Edition, p.xix  
Our public relations were to be based upon attraction rather than promotion.


24.
View APPENDIX I, The A.A. Tradition   ... rather than promotion.   BB Appendix I, The A.A. Tradition, p.565  
Our public relations should be guided by the principle of attraction rather than promotion.


25.
View TRADITIONS LONG FORM   ... rather than promotion.   12&12 Tradition Eleven (Long), p.192  
Our public relations should be guided by the principle of attraction rather than promotion.


26.
View TRADITION ELEVEN essay   ... rather than promotion, and emphasizing personal anonymity ...   12&12 Tradition Eleven, pp.182-183  
The Foundation(*) wrote letters to practically every news outlet in North America, setting forth our public relations policy of attraction rather than promotion, and emphasizing personal anonymity as A.A.'s greatest protection.


27.
View APPENDIX I, The A.A. Tradition   ... rather than promotion; we need always maintain ...   BB Appendix I, The A.A. Tradition, p.562  
Eleven -- Our public relations policy is based on attraction rather than promotion; we need always maintain personal anonymity at the level of press, radio and films.


28.
View TRADITION ELEVEN essay   ... rather than promotion; we need always maintain ...   12&12 Tradition Eleven, p.180  
"Our public relations policy is based on attraction rather than promotion; we need always maintain personal anonymity at the level of press, radio, and films."


29.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... rather than risk a face-to-face combat.   BB Into Action, p.82  
Good generalship may decide that the problem be attacked on the flank rather than risk a face-to-face combat.


30.
View STEP TEN essay   ... rather than something unusual or set apart.   12&12 Step Ten, p.90  
And at length our inventories become a regular part of everyday living, rather than something unusual or set apart.


31.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... rather than spiritual perfection.   BB How It Works, p.60  
We claim spiritual progress rather than spiritual perfection.


32.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... rather than upon God.   BB Working With Others, p.98  
The minute we put our work on a service plane, the alcoholic commences to rely upon our assistance rather than upon God.


33.
View TRADITION FIVE essay   ... rather than work only with the group.   12&12 Tradition Five, p.150  
Every doctor concerned would at times wish he could devote himself to his chosen field rather than work only with the group.


34.
View STEP SIX essay   ... rather than working for it, or angrily ...   12&12 Step Six, p.67  
Else why would we consume such great amounts of time wishing for what we have not, rather than working for it, or angrily looking for attributes we shall never have, instead of adjusting to the fact, and accepting it?


35.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... rather to comfort than to be comforted ...   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.


36.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... rather unpopular.   BB Bill's Story, p.2  
It went into certain securities, then cheap and rather unpopular.


37.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   Rather vain of us, wasn't it?   BB We Agnostics, p.49  
Rather vain of us, wasn't it?


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