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1.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... sex.   BB How It Works, p.68  
Now about sex.


2.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... sex and marital problems, and sometimes they ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.117  
But just like all other societies, we do have sex and marital problems, and sometimes they are distressingly acute.


3.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... sex and more sex; who bewail the ...   BB How It Works, p.69  
Then we have the voices who cry for sex and more sex; who bewail the institution of marriage; who think that most of the troubles of the race are traceable to sex causes.


4.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... sex and power, to become angry when ...   12&12 Step Four, p.49  
Unreasonable fear that our instincts will not be satisfied drives us to covet the possessions of others, to lust for sex and power, to become angry when our instinctive demands are threatened, to be envious when the ambitions of others seem to be realized while ours are not.


5.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... sex as others are loose.   BB How It Works, p.70  
We realize that some people are as fanatical about sex as others are loose.


6.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... sex as we would any other problem.   BB How It Works, p.69  
In other words, we treat sex as we would any other problem.


7.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... sex causes.   BB How It Works, p.69  
Then we have the voices who cry for sex and more sex; who bewail the institution of marriage; who think that most of the troubles of the race are traceable to sex causes.


8.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... sex conduct.   BB How It Works, p.69  
We do not want to be the arbiter of anyone's sex conduct.


9.
View STEP EIGHT essay   ... sex conduct is selfish, we may excite ...   12&12 Step Eight, p.80  
If our sex conduct is selfish, we may excite jealousy, misery, and a strong desire to retaliate in kind.


10.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... sex desire ahead of everything else.   12&12 Step Four, p.43  
Suppose a person places sex desire ahead of everything else.


11.
View STEP SIX essay   ... sex excursions are apt to be all ...   12&12 Step Six, p.67  
And even while staying within conventional bounds, many people have to admit that their imaginary sex excursions are apt to be all dressed up as dreams of romance.


12.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... sex, for material and emotional security, and ...   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.


13.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... sex is a lust of our lower ...   BB How It Works, p.68  
One set of voices cry that sex is a lust of our lower nature, a base necessity of procreation.


14.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... sex is very troublesome, we throw ourselves ...   BB How It Works, p.70  
If sex is very troublesome, we throw ourselves the harder into helping others.


15.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... sex life.   BB How It Works, p.69  
In this way we tried to shape a sane and sound ideal for our future sex life.


16.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... sex powers were God-given and therefore good, ...   BB How It Works, p.69  
We remembered always that our sex powers were God-given and therefore good, neither to be used lightly or selfishly nor to be despised and loathed.


17.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... sex problems.   BB How It Works, p.69  
We all have sex problems.


18.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... sex relation damage other people and me?   12&12 Step Four, p.50  
When, and how, and in just what instances did my selfish pursuit of the sex relation damage other people and me?


19.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... sex relation, for material and emotional security, ...   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.


20.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... sex relations.   BB The Family Afterward, p.134  
A word about sex relations.


21.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... sex relations in the home.   BB Into Action, p.81  
But drinking does complicate sex relations in the home.


22.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... sex relations; 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).


23.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... sex relations; self esteem (fear).   BB How It Works, p.65  
Mr. Brown -- his attention to my wife -- sex relations; self esteem (fear).


24.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... sex relations; self esteem (fear).   BB How It Works, p.65  
Mr. Brown -- told my wife of my mistress -- sex relations; self esteem (fear).


25.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... sex relations, which had been interfered with?   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?


26.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... sex runs riot, there is a similar ...   12&12 Step Four, p.44  
If sex runs riot, there is a similar uproar.


27.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... sex, 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.


28.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... sex, security, and society becomes the sole ...   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.


29.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... sex situation.   BB How It Works, p.69  
God alone can judge our sex situation.


30.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... sex situations have caused me anxiety, bitterness, ...   12&12 Step Four, p.52  
Questioning directed to this end might run like this: Looking at both past and present, what sex situations have caused me anxiety, bitterness, frustration, or depression?


31.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... sex: We earnestly pray for the right ...   BB How It Works, p.70  
To sum up about sex: We earnestly pray for the right ideal, for guidance in each questionable situation, for sanity, and for the strength to do the right thing.


32.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... sex) were hurt or threatened.   BB How It Works, pp.64-65  
In most cases it was found that our self-esteem, our pocketbooks, our ambitions, our personal relationships (including sex) were hurt or threatened.


33.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... sex; who bewail the institution of marriage; ...   BB How It Works, p.69  
Then we have the voices who cry for sex and more sex; who bewail the institution of marriage; who think that most of the troubles of the race are traceable to sex causes.


34.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... sex with whom the fullest possible union ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.117  
Nearly every sound human being experiences, at some time in life, a compelling desire to find a mate of the opposite sex with whom the fullest possible union can be made -- spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical.


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