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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 TRADITION THREE essay   ... tell!   12&12 Tradition Three, p.143  
"Now do tell!


2.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... tell a story or two about himself ...   12&12 Step Five, p.62  
Before long, your listener may well tell a story or two about himself which will place you even more at ease.


3.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... tell alcoholic patients the whole story unless ...   BB Working With Others, p.92  
Doctors are rightly loath to tell alcoholic patients the whole story unless it will serve some good purpose.


4.
View STEP TWO essay   ... tell all these they may still find ...   12&12 Step Two, p.28  
Can A.A. experience tell all these they may still find a faith that works?


5.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... tell her?   BB Into Action, p.81  
If we are sure our wife does not know, should we tell her?


6.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... tell her in detail?   BB Into Action, p.81  
If she knows in a general way that we have been wild, should we tell her in detail?


7.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... tell him.   BB A Vision For You, p.163  
Our friend proceeded to tell him.


8.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... tell him about the Fellowship of Alcoholics ...   BB Working With Others, p.94  
On your first visit tell him about the Fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous.


9.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   Tell him enough about your drinking habits, ...   BB Working With Others, p.91  
Tell him enough about your drinking habits, symptoms, and experiences to encourage him to speak of himself.


10.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   Tell him exactly what happened to you.   BB Working With Others, p.93  
Tell him exactly what happened to you.


11.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... tell him he has something in the ...   BB Working With Others, p.91  
Let the doctor, if he will, tell him he has something in the way of a solution.


12.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... tell him he must abide by its ...   BB To Employers, p.144  
When the man is presented with this volume it is best that no one tell him he must abide by its suggestions.


13.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   Tell him how baffled you were, how ...   BB Working With Others, p.92  
Tell him how baffled you were, how you finally learned that you were sick.


14.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... tell him how he must listen; his ...   BB Bill's Story, p.10  
I could almost hear the sound of the preacher's voice as I sat, on still Sundays, way over there on the hillside; there was that proffered temperance pledge I never signed; my grandfather's good natured contempt of some church folk and their doings; his insistence that the spheres really had their music; but his denial of the preacher's right to tell him how he must listen; his fearlessness as he spoke of these things just before he died; these recollections welled up from the past.


15.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... tell him humorous stories of your escapades.   BB Working With Others, p.91  
If his mood is light, tell him humorous stories of your escapades.


16.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... tell him much about you.   BB Working With Others, p.90  
Neither should the family hysterically plead with him to do anything, nor should they tell him much about you.


17.
View TRADITION FIVE essay   ... tell him, 'Nothing at all.'   12&12 Tradition Five, p.152  
"I was thankful I could tell him, 'Nothing at all.'


18.
View TO WIVES chapter   Tell him some of the interesting stories ...   BB To Wives, p.112  
Tell him some of the interesting stories you have read.


19.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... tell him that he is alcoholic, so ...   BB Working With Others, p.92  
If his own doctor is willing to tell him that he is alcoholic, so much the better.


20.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   Tell him that if he wants to ...   BB Working With Others, p.95  
Tell him that if he wants to get well you will do anything to help.


21.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... tell him that possibly he can -- if ...   BB Working With Others, p.92  
If he sticks to the idea that he can still control his drinking, tell him that possibly he can -- if he is not too alcoholic.


22.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... tell him that we will never get ...   BB Into Action, p.77  
Simply we tell him that we will never get over drinking until we have done our utmost to straighten out the past.


23.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... tell him the whole truth, and he ...   BB There Is A Solution, p.26  
He begged the doctor to tell him the whole truth, and he got it.


24.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... tell him what he must do about ...   BB To Wives, p.111  
Our next thought is that you should never tell him what he must do about his drinking.


25.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... tell him what he should do.   BB Into Action, pp.77-78  
We are there to sweep off our side of the street, realizing that nothing worth while can be accomplished until we do so, never trying to tell him what he should do.


26.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... tell him what you have found out ...   BB To Wives, p.112  
Show him your copy of this book and tell him what you have found out about alcoholism.


27.
View TO WIVES chapter   Tell him you have been worried, though ...   BB To Wives, p.112  
Tell him you have been worried, though perhaps needlessly.


28.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   Tell him you once felt as he ...   BB Working With Others, p.94  
Tell him you once felt as he does, but you doubt whether you would have made much progress had you not taken action.


29.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... tell his story, but do not insist ...   BB Working With Others, p.96  
Let him know you are available if he wishes to make a decision and tell his story, but do not insist upon it if he prefers to consult someone else.


30.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... tell his story to other patients here ...   BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxvii  
Later, he requested the privilege of being allowed to tell his story to other patients here and with some misgiving, we consented.


31.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... tell how his affairs have taken remarkable ...   12&12 Step Eleven, pp.104-105  
Almost any experienced A.A. will tell how his affairs have taken remarkable and unexpected turns for the better as he tried to improve his conscious contact with God.


32.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... tell how they tried to carry the ...   12&12 Step Five, p.56  
They will tell how they tried to carry the load alone; how much they suffered of irritability, anxiety, remorse, and depression; and how, unconsciously seeking relief, they would sometimes accuse even their best friends of the very character defects they themselves were trying to conceal.


33.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... tell me.   BB Bill's Story, p.7  
They did not need to tell me.


34.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... tell me, I know more than ever ...   BB A Vision For You, p.157  
From what you tell me, I know more than ever I can't stop."


35.
View TRADITION TWO essay   ... tell me of the idea of helping ...   12&12 Tradition Two, p.136  
Three years ago, when my head doctor, Silkworth, began to tell me of the idea of helping drunks by spirituality, I thought it was crackpot stuff, but I've changed my mind.


36.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... tell mother, who has been religious all ...   BB The Family Afterward, p.128  
He may tell mother, who has been religious all her life, that she doesn't know what it's all about, and that she had better get his brand of spirituality while there is yet time.


37.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... tell of the loneliness and despair I ...   BB Bill's Story, p.8  
No words can tell of the loneliness and despair I found in that bitter morass of self-pity.


38.
View TRADITION TWELVE essay   ... tell others who had tried to help ...   12&12 Tradition Twelve, pp.185-186  
He also wanted to tell others who had tried to help him -- his doctor, his minister, and close friends.


39.
View STEP NINE essay   ... tell our families that we are really ...   12&12 Step Nine, p.83  
The moment we tell our families that we are really going to try the program, the process has begun.


40.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... tell ourselves it wasn't true.   BB We Agnostics, p.55  
We had seen spiritual release, but liked to tell ourselves it wasn't true.


41.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... tell ourselves, ought not be shared with ...   12&12 Step Five, p.56  
Certain distressing or humiliating memories, we tell ourselves, ought not be shared with anyone.


42.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... tell some of his.   BB Working With Others, p.91  
Get him to tell some of his.


43.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... tell the children.   BB To Wives, p.115  
You do not know what to tell the children.


44.
View TRADITION SEVEN essay   ... tell the following pointed story.   12&12 Tradition Seven, p.162  
In this connection, Bill likes to tell the following pointed story.


45.
View TRADITION NINE essay   ... tell the group there how to run ...   12&12 Tradition Nine, p.173  
Who is more unpopular than the oldtime A.A., full of wisdom, who moves to another area and tries to tell the group there how to run its business?


46.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... tell the newcomer's family how that was ...   BB Working With Others, p.100  
If you have been successful in solving your own domestic problems, tell the newcomer's family how that was accomplished.


47.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... tell the patient the truth about his ...   BB To Employers, p.144  
We hope the doctor will tell the patient the truth about his condition, whatever that happens to be.


48.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... tell the truth.   BB There Is A Solution, p.23  
Once in a while he may tell the truth.


49.
View FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION   ... tell their stories.   BB Foreword to Second Edition, p.xviii  
In the spring of 1940, John D. Rockefeller, Jr. gave a dinner for many of his friends to which he invited A.A. members to tell their stories.


50.
View STEP NINE essay   ... tell them what A.A. is, and what ...   12&12 Step Nine, p.84  
Then we are ready to go to these people, to tell them what A.A. is, and what we are trying to do.


51.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... tell those he feared what his trouble ...   BB A Vision For You, p.156  
One morning he took the bull by the horns and set out to tell those he feared what his trouble had been.


52.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... tell to someone who will understand, yet ...   BB Into Action, p.74  
Such parts of our story we tell to someone who will understand, yet be unaffected.


53.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... tell us exactly how it happened.   BB More About Alcoholism, p.36  
We asked him to tell us exactly how it happened.


54.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... tell us is true, but it doesn't ...   BB More About Alcoholism, p.38  
Some of you are thinking: "Yes, what you tell us is true, but it doesn't fully apply.


55.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... tell us so.   BB How It Works, p.70  
Some people tell us so.


56.
View TRADITION TWO essay   ... tell us that Charlie's proposal is ethical.   12&12 Tradition Two, p.137  
You tell us that Charlie's proposal is ethical.


57.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... tell us that the intellect of men ...   BB We Agnostics, p.51  
Students of ancient history tell us that the intellect of men in those days was equal to the best of today.


58.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... tell us they no longer feel alone.   12&12 Step Twelve, p.120  
Surrounded by so many A.A. friends, these so-called loners tell us they no longer feel alone.


59.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... tell us where we are astray?   12&12 Step Five, p.59  
We said, "Why can't 'God as we understand Him' tell us where we are astray?


60.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... tell what had been drunk, so I ...   BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.178  
It then occurred to me that after one was all smelled up with beer nobody could tell what had been drunk, so I began to fortify my beer with straight alcohol.


61.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... tell why living was so unsatisfactory.   BB We Agnostics, p.51  
Leaving aside the drink question, they tell why living was so unsatisfactory.


62.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... tell why we think our present faith ...   BB We Agnostics, p.53  
Hence we are at pains to tell why we think our present faith is reasonable, why we think it more sane and logical to believe than not to believe, why we say our former thinking was soft and mushy when we threw up our hands in doubt and said, "We don't know."


63.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... tell you:   BB To Employers, p.136  
But let him tell you:


64.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... tell you about it even if it ...   BB To Employers, p.146  
If he is, and is still trying to recover, he will tell you about it even if it means the loss of his job.


65.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... tell you about it: "I was much ...   BB More About Alcoholism, p.40  
Let him tell you about it: "I was much impressed with what you fellows said about alcoholism, and I frankly did not believe it would be possible for me to drink again.


66.
View TRADITION FIVE essay   ... tell you anything about religion.   12&12 Tradition Five, p.153  
So I can't tell you anything about religion.


67.
View STEP TWO essay   ... tell you exactly how to relax.   12&12 Step Two, p.26  
I think I can tell you exactly how to relax.


68.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... tell you he is misunderstood.   BB To Wives, p.111  
He will tell you he is misunderstood.


69.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... tell you Paul jumped from a hotel ...   BB To Employers, p.136  
I still expected a plea for clemency, but these words came through the receiver: "I just wanted to tell you Paul jumped from a hotel window in Hartford last Saturday.


70.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... tell you shocking things?   BB To Employers, p.145  
In this connection, can you remain undisturbed if the man proceeds to tell you shocking things?


71.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... tell you some of the obstacles a ...   BB The Family Afterward, p.123  
Suppose we tell you some of the obstacles a family will meet; suppose we suggest how they may be avoided -- even converted to good use for others.


72.
View STEP TWO essay   ... tell you that, once across, their faith ...   12&12 Step Two, p.27  
All of them will tell you that, once across, their faith broadened and deepened.


73.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... tell you the rest of the conversation ...   BB There Is A Solution, p.27  
Let us tell you the rest of the conversation our friend had with his doctor.


74.
View TRADITION THREE essay   ... tell you there was nothing funny about ...   12&12 Tradition Three, p.140  
But I can tell you there was nothing funny about the situation then.


75.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... tell you what we have done.   BB There Is A Solution, p.20  
We shall tell you what we have done.


76.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... tell you whether these complications are serious.   BB To Wives, p.114  
A good doctor or psychiatrist can tell you whether these complications are serious.


77.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... tell your husband's employer and his friends ...   BB To Wives, p.115  
Frequently, you have felt obliged to tell your husband's employer and his friends that he was sick, when as a matter of fact he was tight.


78.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... tell your story.   BB Working With Others, p.91  
Usually the family should not try to tell your story.


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