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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   ... security.  BB How It Works, p.65  
My employer -- unreasonable, unjust, overbearing; threatens to fire me for drinking and padding my expense account -- self esteem (fear); security.


2.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... security.  BB To Wives, p.105  
There was never financial security.


3.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... security.  BB The Family Afterward, p.123  
The family of an alcoholic longs for the return of happiness and security.


4.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... security.  12&12 Step Four, p.51  
Also of importance for most alcoholics are the questions they must ask about their behavior respecting financial and emotional security.


5.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... security.  12&12 Step Four, pp.51-52  
But all alcoholics who have drunk themselves out of jobs, family, and friends will need to cross-examine themselves ruthlessly to determine how their own personality defects have thus demolished their security.


6.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... security.  12&12 Step Twelve, p.121  
Financial importance was no longer our principal aim; we now clamored for material security.


7.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... security always expressed in terms of money.  12&12 Step Four, p.43  
Nor is the quest for security always expressed in terms of money.


8.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... security and a happy family life.  12&12 Step Four, p.44  
These people often throw to the winds every chance for legitimate security and a happy family life.


9.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... security and financial security -- commence to change ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.115  
After we come into A.A., if we go on growing, our attitudes and actions toward security -- emotional security and financial security -- commence to change profoundly.


10.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... security, and for an important place in ...  12&12 Step Four, p.42  
Our desires for sex, for material and emotional security, and for an important place in society often tyrannize us.


11.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... security, and for companionship -- are perfectly necessary ...  12&12 Step Four, p.42  
So these desires -- for the sex relation, for material and emotional security, and for companionship -- are perfectly necessary and right, and surely God-given.


12.
View STEP EIGHT essay   ... security and peace of mind.  12&12 Step Eight, p.80  
If we lie or cheat, we deprive others not only of their worldly goods, but of their emotional security and peace of mind.


13.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... security and personal satisfactions he desires.  12&12 Step Seven, pp.70-71  
Poverty will disappear, and there will be such abundance that everybody can have all the security and personal satisfactions he desires.


14.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... security, and society.  12&12 Step Four, p.50  
Using his best judgment of what has been right and what has been wrong, he might make a rough survey of his conduct with respect to his primary instincts for sex, security, and society.


15.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... security, and society becomes the sole object ...  12&12 Step Four, p.49  
When the satisfaction of our instincts for sex, security, and society becomes the sole object of our lives, then pride steps in to justify our excesses.


16.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... security and wealth, for personal prestige and ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.114  
Our desires for emotional security and wealth, for personal prestige and power, for romance, and for family satisfactions -- all these have to be tempered and redirected.


17.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... security as well as his standing in ...  12&12 Step Four, p.43  
In such a case, this imperious urge can destroy his chances for material and emotional security as well as his standing in the community.


18.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... security by being dominating or dependent upon ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.116  
We were still trying to find emotional security by being dominating or dependent upon others.


19.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... security -- commence to change profoundly.  12&12 Step Twelve, p.115  
After we come into A.A., if we go on growing, our attitudes and actions toward security -- emotional security and financial security -- commence to change profoundly.


20.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... security -- emotional security and financial security -- commence ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.115  
After we come into A.A., if we go on growing, our attitudes and actions toward security -- emotional security and financial security -- commence to change profoundly.


21.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... security (fear).  BB How It Works, p.65  
My wife -- misunderstands and nags; likes Brown; wants the house put in her name -- pride; personal sex relations; security (fear).


22.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... security, for our own way, had constantly ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.115  
Our demand for emotional security, for our own way, had constantly thrown us into unworkable relations with other people.


23.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... security, our ambitions, our personal, or sex ...  BB How It Works, p.65  
Was it our self-esteem, our security, our ambitions, our personal, or sex relations, which had been interfered with?


24.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... security, prestige, and romance.  12&12 Step Seven, p.71  
For thousands of years we have been demanding more than our share of security, prestige, and romance.


25.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... security; self esteem (fear).  BB How It Works, p.65  
Mr. Brown -- Brown may get my job at the office -- security; self esteem (fear).


26.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... security that he wants to do nothing ...  12&12 Step Four, p.43  
Another may develop such an obsession for financial security that he wants to do nothing but hoard money.


27.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... security we must have -- or else.  12&12 Step Twelve, p.121  
Complete financial security we must have -- or else.


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