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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 HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... remove all these defects of character.  BB How It Works, p.59  
6. Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.


2.
View CONTENTS   ... remove all these defects of character."  12&12 Contents (Step Six), p.6  
Step Six -- "Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character."


3.
View STEP SIX essay   ... remove all these defects of character."  12&12 Step Six, p.63  
"Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character."


4.
View STEP SIX essay   ... remove all these defects of character" -- is ...  12&12 Step Six, p.65  
So Step Six -- "Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character" -- is A.A.'s way of stating the best possible attitude one can take in order to make a beginning on this lifetime job.


5.
View STEP SIX essay   ... remove defects of character will be answered ...  12&12 Step Six, p.63  
Of course, the often disputed question of whether God can -- and will, under certain conditions -- remove defects of character will be answered with a prompt affirmative by almost any A.A. member.


6.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... remove from me every single defect of ...  BB Into Action, p.76  
I pray that you now remove from me every single defect of character which stands in the way of my usefulness to you and my fellows.


7.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... remove from us all the things which ...  BB Into Action, p.76  
Are we now ready to let God remove from us all the things which we have admitted are objectionable?


8.
View STEP ONE essay   ... remove it from us.  12&12 Step One, p.21  
It is truly awful to admit that, glass in hand, we have warped our minds into such an obsession for destructive drinking that only an act of Providence can remove it from us.


9.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... remove our fear and direct our attention ...  BB How It Works, p.68  
We ask Him to remove our fear and direct our attention to what He would have us be.


10.
View STEP TWO essay   ... remove our obsession.  12&12 Step Two, p.25  
Having reduced us to a state of absolute helplessness, you now declare that none but a Higher Power can remove our obsession.


11.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... remove our shortcomings.  BB How It Works, p.59  
7. Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings.


12.
View CONTENTS   ... remove our shortcomings."  12&12 Contents (Step Seven), p.7  
Step Seven -- "Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings."


13.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... remove our shortcomings."  12&12 Step Seven, p.70  
"Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings."


14.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... remove our shortcomings."  12&12 Step Seven, p.75  
It marked the time when we could commence to see the full implication of Step Seven: "Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings."


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View STEP TWELVE essay   ... remove our shortcomings such as He could ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.108  
Then, in Step Seven, we humbly asked God to remove our shortcomings such as He could or would under the conditions of the day we asked.


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View TRADITION SIX essay   ... remove the A.A. name from clubs and ...  12&12 Tradition Six, p.157  
Even inside A.A. we found it imperative to remove the A.A. name from clubs and Twelfth Step houses.


17.
View STEP SIX essay   ... remove the mania for alcohol from their ...  12&12 Step Six, p.64  
So in a very complete and literal way, all A.A.'s have "become entirely ready" to have God remove the mania for alcohol from their lives.


18.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... remove them.  BB Into Action, p.84  
When these crop up, we ask God at once to remove them.


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View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... remove whatever self-will has blocked you off ...  BB How It Works, p.71  
We hope you are convinced now that God can remove whatever self-will has blocked you off from Him.


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