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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 STEP FOUR essay   ... thus absolve myself?  12&12 Step Four, p.50  
Or did I insist that I was the pursued and not the pursuer, and thus absolve myself?


2.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... thus become uncommon sense.  BB Bill's Story, p.13  
Common sense would thus become uncommon sense.


3.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... thus becomes the principal asset of the ...  BB The Family Afterward, p.124  
The alcoholic's past thus becomes the principal asset of the family and frequently it is almost the only one!


4.
View STEP TEN essay   Thus blinded by prideful self-confidence, we were ...  12&12 Step Ten, p.92  
Thus blinded by prideful self-confidence, we were apt to play the big shot.


5.
View STEP EIGHT essay   ... thus cleaned away the debris of the ...  12&12 Step Eight, p.77  
First, we take a look backward and try to discover where we have been at fault; next we make a vigorous attempt to repair the damage we have done; and third, having thus cleaned away the debris of the past, we consider how, with our newfound knowledge of ourselves, we may develop the best possible relations with every human being we know.


6.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... thus demolished their 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.


7.
View APPENDIX I, The A.A. Tradition   ... thus dividing the material from the spiritual.  BB Appendix I, The A.A. Tradition, pp.563-564  
We think, therefore, that any considerable property of genuine use to A.A. should be separately incorporated and managed, thus dividing the material from the spiritual.


8.
View TRADITIONS LONG FORM   ... thus dividing the material from the spiritual.  12&12 Tradition Six (Long), p.190  
We think, therefore, that any considerable property of genuine use to A.A. should be separately incorporated and managed, thus dividing the material from the spiritual.


9.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... thus far has spoken of men.  BB To Wives, p.104  
With few exceptions, our book thus far has spoken of men.


10.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... thus get a better idea of how ...  BB Working With Others, p.91  
You will thus get a better idea of how you ought to proceed.


11.
View TRADITION ONE essay   Thus has it been with A.A.  12&12 Tradition One, p.131  
Thus has it been with A.A.


12.
View TRADITION FOUR essay   Thus it was that under Tradition Four ...  12&12 Tradition Four, p.149  
Thus it was that under Tradition Four an A.A. group had exercised its right to be wrong.


13.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   Thus mother, through no fault of her ...  BB The Family Afterward, p.131  
Thus mother, through no fault of her own, became accustomed to wearing the family trousers.


14.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... thus out of joint, man's natural desires ...  12&12 Step Four, p.42  
When thus out of joint, man's natural desires cause him great trouble, practically all the trouble there is.


15.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... thus relieving much worry and suffering.  BB A Vision For You, p.159  
They experienced a few distressing failures, but in those cases they made an effort to bring the man's family into a spiritual way of living, thus relieving much worry and suffering.


16.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   Thus started one more journey to the ...  BB More About Alcoholism, p.36  
Thus started one more journey to the asylum for Jim.


17.
View TRADITION TWO essay   Thus throughout A.A. does the group conscience ...  12&12 Tradition Two, p.134  
Thus throughout A.A. does the group conscience decree the terms upon which its leaders shall serve.


18.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... thus used his own wrong-doing as a ...  BB Into Action, p.80  
He thus used his own wrong-doing as a means of destroying the reputation of another.


19.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   Thus was I convinced that God is ...  BB Bill's Story, p.12  
Thus was I convinced that God is concerned with us humans when we want Him enough.


20.
View TRADITION TEN essay   Thus was laid the cornerstone for Tradition ...  12&12 Tradition Ten, p.179  
Thus was laid the cornerstone for Tradition Ten: "Alcoholics Anonymous has no opinion on outside issues; hence the A.A. name ought never be drawn into public controversy."


21.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   Thus was our friend's cornerstone fixed in ...  BB We Agnostics, p.56  
Thus was our friend's cornerstone fixed in place.


22.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   Thus we find the fellowship, and so ...  BB A Vision For You, p.152  
Thus we find the fellowship, and so will you.


23.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   Thus we grow.  BB A Vision For You, p.162  
Thus we grow.


24.
View TO WIVES chapter   Thus you may succeed in interesting him ...  BB To Wives, p.112  
Thus you may succeed in interesting him in alcoholism.


25.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... thus you will be learning to live.  BB To Wives, p.117  
These work-outs should be regarded as part of your education, for thus you will be learning to live.


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