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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   ... shortcomings.   BB How It Works, p.59  
7. Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings.


2.
View STEP TWO essay   ... shortcomings.   12&12 Step Two, p.30  
Moreover, we could avoid looking at some of our own shortcomings.


3.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... shortcomings.   12&12 Step Five, p.59  
Too much guilt and remorse might cause us to dramatize and exaggerate our shortcomings.


4.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... shortcomings."   12&12 Step Seven, p.70  
"Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings."


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View STEP SEVEN essay   ... 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 THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... shortcomings and admits them to the others, ...   BB The Family Afterward, p.127  
As each member of a resentful family begins to see his shortcomings and admits them to the others, he lays a basis for helpful discussion.


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View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... shortcomings and viewpoints and a respect for ...   BB There Is A Solution, p.19  
Most of us sense that real tolerance of other people's shortcomings and viewpoints and a respect for their opinions are attitudes which make us more useful to others.


8.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... shortcomings as a basis of wholesale condemnation.   BB We Agnostics, p.50  
Instead, we looked at the human defects of these people, and sometimes used their shortcomings as a basis of wholesale condemnation.


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View STEP SEVEN essay   ... shortcomings just as we did when we ...   12&12 Step Seven, p.76  
It is really saying to us that we now ought to be willing to try humility in seeking the removal of our other shortcomings just as we did when we admitted that we were powerless over alcohol, and came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.


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View STEP TWELVE essay   ... shortcomings of others or by any calamity ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.116  
These were the new attitudes that finally brought many of us an inner strength and peace that could not be deeply shaken by the shortcomings of others or by any calamity not of our own making.


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View STEP TWELVE essay   ... shortcomings such as He could or would ...   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 THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... shortcomings which the process requires for its ...   BB There Is A Solution, p.25  
Almost none of us liked the self-searching, the leveling of our pride, the confession of shortcomings which the process requires for its successful consummation.


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