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1.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... sponsor already has the advantage of knowing ...  12&12 Step Five, p.61  
Besides, your sponsor already has the advantage of knowing something about your case.


2.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... sponsor, but not necessarily so.  12&12 Step Five, p.61  
This person may turn out to be one's sponsor, but not necessarily so.


3.
View STEP TWO essay   ... sponsor continues, "Take, for example, my own ...  12&12 Step Two, p.26  
The sponsor continues, "Take, for example, my own case.


4.
View TRADITION TWELVE essay   ... sponsor's ear alone.  12&12 Tradition Twelve, p.185  
Enthusiastic over the spectacular recovery of a brother alcoholic, we'd sometimes discuss those intimate and harrowing aspects of his case meant for his sponsor's ear alone.


5.
View STEP TWO essay   ... sponsor, "is a very good question indeed.  12&12 Step Two, p.26  
"That," agrees the sponsor, "is a very good question indeed.


6.
View STEP NINE essay   ... sponsor or spiritual adviser, earnestly asking God's ...  12&12 Step Nine, p.86  
Do we lay the matter before our sponsor or spiritual adviser, earnestly asking God's help and guidance -- meanwhile resolving to do the right thing when it becomes clear, cost what it may?


7.
View STEP TEN essay   ... sponsor or spiritual adviser, we make a ...  12&12 Step Ten, p.89  
Then there are those occasions when alone, or in the company of our sponsor or spiritual adviser, we make a careful review of our progress since the last time.


8.
View STEP THREE essay   ... sponsor points out that our friend's life ...  12&12 Step Three, p.39  
Of course the sponsor points out that our friend's life is still unmanageable even though he is sober, that after all, only a bare start on A.A.'s program has been made.


9.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... sponsor probably points out that the newcomer ...  12&12 Step Four, p.46  
The sponsor probably points out that the newcomer has some assets which can be noted along with his liabilities.


10.
View STEP TWO essay   ... sponsor probably says, "Take it easy.  12&12 Step Two, p.26  
His sponsor probably says, "Take it easy.


11.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... sponsor promptly proves by talking freely and ...  12&12 Step Four, p.46  
This the sponsor promptly proves by talking freely and easily, and without exhibitionism, about his own defects, past and present.


12.
View TRADITION FIVE essay   ... sponsor sold me one idea, and that ...  12&12 Tradition Five, p.154  
Years later, this tough Irish customer liked to say, "My sponsor sold me one idea, and that was sobriety.


13.
View STEP TWO essay   ... sponsor usually laughs.  12&12 Step Two, p.26  
At this juncture, his A.A. sponsor usually laughs.


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