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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 WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... reason.   BB We Agnostics, p.51  
Almost everyone knows the reason.


2.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... Reason.   BB We Agnostics, p.54  
Yes, we had been faithful, abjectly faithful to the God of Reason.


3.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... reason?   BB We Agnostics, p.54  
How much did these feelings, these loves, these worships, have to do with pure reason?


4.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... reason.   BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.177  
We could not be invited out because I would surely get tight, and my wife dared not invite people in for the same reason.


5.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... reason.   12&12 Step Eleven, p.97  
And for the same reason.


6.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... reason, as most of us use it, ...   BB We Agnostics, p.54  
Neither is reason, as most of us use it, entirely dependable, though it emanate from our best minds.


7.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... reason be humanitarian or business or both, ...   BB To Employers, p.140  
If your decision is yes, whether the reason be humanitarian or business or both, then the following suggestions may be helpful.


8.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... reason can shine.   12&12 Step Four, p.46  
The problem is to help them discover a chink in the walls their ego has built, through which the light of reason can shine.


9.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... reason first: If we skip this vital ...   BB Into Action, p.72  
The best reason first: If we skip this vital step, we may not overcome drinking.


10.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... reason for being there.   BB Working With Others, p.101  
So our rule is not to avoid a place where there is drinking, if we have a legitimate reason for being there.


11.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... reason for covering up an alcoholic employee.   BB To Employers, p.148  
He will have no further reason for covering up an alcoholic employee.


12.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... reason for going to this place?   BB Working With Others, p.101  
Therefore, ask yourself on each occasion, "Have I any good social, business, or personal reason for going to this place?


13.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... reason for having a drink.   BB More About Alcoholism, p.42  
They had said that though I did raise a defense, it would one day give way before some trivial reason for having a drink.


14.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... reason for it.   BB There Is A Solution, p.20  
Moderate drinkers have little trouble in giving up liquor entirely if they have good reason for it.


15.
View TRADITION SEVEN essay   ... reason for our collective poverty.   12&12 Tradition Seven, p.160  
There was another reason for our collective poverty.


16.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... reason for postponement in some cases.   BB Into Action, p.83  
And there may be a valid reason for postponement in some cases.


17.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... reason for promiscuity?   12&12 Step Four, p.51  
If there was rejection or coldness at home, did I use this as a reason for promiscuity?


18.
View FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION   ... reason for the wide acceptance of A.A. ...   BB Foreword to Second Edition, p.xx  
Another reason for the wide acceptance of A.A. was the ministration of friends -- friends in medicine, religion, and the press, together with innumerable others who became our able and persistent advocates.


19.
View TRADITION FIVE essay   ... reason for this singleness of purpose.   12&12 Tradition Five, p.151  
There is another reason for this singleness of purpose.


20.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... Reason had brought us so far.   BB We Agnostics, p.53  
We were grateful that Reason had brought us so far.


21.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... reason -- ill health, falling in love, change ...   BB There Is A Solution, p.21  
If a sufficiently strong reason -- ill health, falling in love, change of environment, or the warning of a doctor -- becomes operative, this man can also stop or moderate, although he may find it difficult and troublesome and may even need medical attention.


22.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... reason is that they never completed their ...   BB Into Action, p.73  
We think the reason is that they never completed their housecleaning.


23.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... reason is understood, there may be an ...   BB The Family Afterward, p.134  
Unless the reason is understood, there may be an emotional upset.


24.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... reason isn't everything.   BB We Agnostics, p.54  
Hence, we saw that reason isn't everything.


25.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... reason, it wouldn't be life.   BB We Agnostics, p.54  
Were nothing left but pure reason, it wouldn't be life.


26.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... reason or another.   BB Working With Others, p.99  
In some cases the wife will never come back for one reason or another.


27.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... reason or another, they cover these men, ...   BB To Employers, p.147  
So, for one reason or another, they cover these men, hoping matters will take a turn for the better.


28.
View TRADITION EIGHT essay   ... reason, some very good causes and all ...   12&12 Tradition Eight, p.170  
For this reason, some very good causes and all connected with them suffered unjust criticism from A.A. groups.


29.
View TRADITION SIX essay   ... reason that if alcoholism could be licked, ...   12&12 Tradition Six, p.156  
It stood to reason that if alcoholism could be licked, so could any problem.


30.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... Reason that last mile and we did ...   BB We Agnostics, p.53  
Perhaps we had been leaning too heavily on Reason that last mile and we did not like to lose our support.


31.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... reason that we did not wish to ...   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.


32.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... reason to doubt it.   BB We Agnostics, p.49  
We have no reason to doubt it.


33.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... reason, to examine the evidence of our ...   BB We Agnostics, p.53  
It is not by chance we were given the power to reason, to examine the evidence of our senses, and to draw conclusions.


34.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... Reason toward the desired shore of faith.   BB We Agnostics, p.53  
Some of us had already walked far over the Bridge of Reason toward the desired shore of faith.


35.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... reason, we alcoholics seem to have the ...   BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.178  
For some reason, we alcoholics seem to have the gift of picking out the world's finest women.


36.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... reason we loved alcohol too well.   12&12 Step Five, p.57  
That's one reason we loved alcohol too well.


37.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... reason why one should have faith.   BB We Agnostics, p.51  
When many hundreds of people are able to say that the consciousness of the Presence of God is today the most important fact of their lives, they present a powerful reason why one should have faith.


38.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... reason why you should neglect his family.   BB Working With Others, p.97  
Though an alcoholic does not respond, there is no reason why you should neglect his family.


39.
View TRADITION FIVE essay   ... reason you are here is to try ...   12&12 Tradition Five, p.152  
"Still dubious, he demanded, 'Do you really mean the only reason you are here is to try and help me and to help yourself?'


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