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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   ... troubles.   BB How It Works, p.62  
That, we think, is the root of our troubles.


2.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... troubles.   BB Into Action, p.80  
The chances are that we have domestic troubles.


3.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... troubles.   BB The Family Afterward, p.125  
Everyone knows about the others' alcoholic troubles.


4.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... troubles.   12&12 Step Four, p.42  
No human being, however good, is exempt from these troubles.


5.
View STEP NINE essay   ... troubles.   12&12 Step Nine, p.84  
This will be a very different occasion, and in sharp contrast with those hangover mornings when we alternated between reviling ourselves and blaming the family (and everyone else) for our troubles.


6.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... troubles are about to be solved, then ...   BB The Family Afterward, p.126  
The family will be affected also, pleasantly at first, as they feel their money troubles are about to be solved, then not so pleasantly as they find themselves neglected.


7.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... troubles are the same as everyone else's, ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.114  
Our basic troubles are the same as everyone else's, but when an honest effort is made "to practice these principles in all our affairs," well-grounded A.A.'s seem to have the ability, by God's grace, to take these troubles in stride and turn them into demonstrations of faith.


8.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... troubles, but not at all about yours.   BB To Wives, p.119  
He gets stirred up about their troubles, but not at all about yours.


9.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... troubles could be turned into great values.   12&12 Step Twelve, pp.121-122  
If our circumstances happened to be good, we no longer dreaded a change for the worse, for we had learned that these troubles could be turned into great values.


10.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... troubles in stride and turn them into ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.114  
Our basic troubles are the same as everyone else's, but when an honest effort is made "to practice these principles in all our affairs," well-grounded A.A.'s seem to have the ability, by God's grace, to take these troubles in stride and turn them into demonstrations of faith.


11.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... troubles liquor has caused you, being careful ...   BB Working With Others, p.91  
If he is in a serious mood dwell on the troubles liquor has caused you, being careful not to moralize or lecture.


12.
View TRADITION SEVEN essay   ... troubles money can't cure.   12&12 Tradition Seven, p.160  
Everybody knows that active alcoholics scream that they have no troubles money can't cure.


13.
View STEP THREE essay   ... troubles, now made more acute because he ...   12&12 Step Three, p.39  
He relies upon the assurance that his many troubles, now made more acute because he cannot use alcohol to kill the pain, can be solved, too.


14.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... troubles of the race are traceable to ...   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.


15.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... troubles on our shoulders.   BB The Family Afterward, p.132  
We try not to indulge in cynicism over the state of the nations, nor do we carry the world's troubles on our shoulders.


16.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... troubles sometimes begin with indifference.   12&12 Step Twelve, p.112  
Our troubles sometimes begin with indifference.


17.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... troubles, we cry, are caused by the ...   12&12 Step Four, p.45  
Our present anxieties and troubles, we cry, are caused by the behavior of other people -- people who really need a moral inventory.


18.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... troubles, we think, are basically of our ...   BB How It Works, p.62  
So our troubles, we think, are basically of our own making.


19.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... troubles well accepted or solved with God's ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.124  
Service, gladly rendered, obligations squarely met, troubles well accepted or solved with God's help, the knowledge that at home or in the world outside we are partners in a common effort, the well-understood fact that in God's sight all human beings are important, the proof that love freely given surely brings a full return, the certainty that we are no longer isolated and alone in self-constructed prisons, the surety that we need no longer be square pegs in round holes but can fit and belong in God's scheme of things -- these are the permanent and legitimate satisfactions of right living for which no amount of pomp and circumstance, no heap of material possessions, could possibly be substitutes.


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