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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 CONTENTS   ... Twelfth Step.  12&12 Contents (Step Twelve), p.8  
Joy of living is the theme of the Twelfth Step.


2.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... Twelfth Step?  12&12 Step Twelve, p.109  
Now, what about the rest of the Twelfth Step?


3.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... Twelfth Step.  12&12 Step Twelve, p.125  
Understanding is the key to right principles and attitudes, and right action is the key to good living; therefore the joy of good living is the theme of A.A.'s Twelfth Step.


4.
View TRADITION EIGHT essay   ... Twelfth Step."  12&12 Tradition Eight, p.170  
Members who select such full-time careers do not professionalize A.A.'s Twelfth Step."


5.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... Twelfth Step also says that as a ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.106  
Our Twelfth Step also says that as a result of practicing all the Steps, we have each found something called a spiritual awakening.


6.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... Twelfth Step, and action is its key ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.106  
The joy of living is the theme of A.A.'s Twelfth Step, and action is its key word.


7.
View CONTENTS   ... Twelfth Step and money.  12&12 Contents (Tradition Eight), p.11  
You can't mix the Twelfth Step and money.


8.
View TRADITION SEVEN essay   ... Twelfth Step cases, they had a terrific ...  12&12 Tradition Seven, p.160  
It was soon apparent that while alcoholics would spend lavishly on Twelfth Step cases, they had a terrific aversion to dropping money into a meeting-place hat for group purposes.


9.
View TRADITION EIGHT essay   ... Twelfth Step couldn't be sold for money, ...  12&12 Tradition Eight, p.167  
When we had agreed that the Twelfth Step couldn't be sold for money, we had been wise.


10.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... Twelfth Step experiences where we will seem ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.110  
We may often pass through Twelfth Step experiences where we will seem to be temporarily off the beam.


11.
View TRADITION EIGHT essay   ... Twelfth Step for a fee.  12&12 Tradition Eight, p.166  
This has always been so obvious that only a very few A.A.'s have ever worked the Twelfth Step for a fee.


12.
View TRADITION SIX essay   ... Twelfth Step houses.  12&12 Tradition Six, p.157  
Even inside A.A. we found it imperative to remove the A.A. name from clubs and Twelfth Step houses.


13.
View TRADITION EIGHT essay   ... Twelfth Step is never to be paid ...  12&12 Tradition Eight, p.171  
Our Twelfth Step is never to be paid for, but those who labor in service for us are worthy of their hire.


14.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... Twelfth Step is seen in its full ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.106  
When the Twelfth Step is seen in its full implication, it is really talking about the kind of love that has no price tag on it.


15.
View TRADITION TWO essay   ... Twelfth Step job at a hospital in ...  12&12 Tradition Two, p.136  
"One day I was doing a Twelfth Step job at a hospital in New York.


16.
View TRADITION THREE essay   ... Twelfth Step job, no matter how unpromising.  12&12 Tradition Three, p.144  
In those days, we'd go anywhere on a Twelfth Step job, no matter how unpromising.


17.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... Twelfth Step job well done.  12&12 Step Twelve, p.110  
Practically every A.A. member declares that no satisfaction has been deeper and no joy greater than in a Twelfth Step job well done.


18.
View TRADITION EIGHT essay   ... Twelfth Step jobs at all, the critics ...  12&12 Tradition Eight, p.167  
Ignoring the fact that these labors were not Twelfth Step jobs at all, the critics attacked as A.A. professionals these workers of ours who were often doing thankless tasks that no one else could or would do.


19.
View TRADITION EIGHT essay   ... Twelfth Step; she was just making it ...  12&12 Tradition Eight, pp.168-169  
She was not professionalizing the Twelfth Step; she was just making it possible.


20.
View TRADITION EIGHT essay   ... Twelfth Step, the result has been exactly ...  12&12 Tradition Eight, p.166  
Every time we have tried to professionalize our Twelfth Step, the result has been exactly the same: Our single purpose has been defeated.


21.
View CONTENTS   ... Twelfth Step work.  12&12 Contents (Step Twelve), p.9  
Kinds of Twelfth Step work.


22.
View CONTENTS   ... Twelfth Step work.  12&12 Contents (Step Twelve), p.9  
Problems of Twelfth Step work.


23.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... Twelfth Step work.  12&12 Step Twelve, p.110  
Nor is this the only kind of Twelfth Step work.


24.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... Twelfth Step work.  12&12 Step Twelve, p.110  
Whether our audience is one or many, it is still Twelfth Step work.


25.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... Twelfth Step work.  12&12 Step Twelve, p.110  
There are many opportunities even for those of us who feel unable to speak at meetings or who are so situated that we cannot do much face-to-face Twelfth Step work.


26.
View TRADITION THREE essay   ... Twelfth Step work.  12&12 Tradition Three, p.142  
Overjoyed, the newcomer plunged into Twelfth Step work.


27.
View TRADITION FIVE essay   ... Twelfth Step work.  12&12 Tradition Five, p.151  
"Restless one day, I felt I'd better do some Twelfth Step work.


28.
View TRADITION EIGHT essay   ... Twelfth Step work.  12&12 Tradition Eight, p.170  
Yet not a single one of them had been hired to do A.A.'s Twelfth Step work.


29.
View CONTENTS   ... Twelfth Step work and paid-for services.  12&12 Contents (Tradition Eight), p.11  
Line of cleavage between voluntary Twelfth Step work and paid-for services.


30.
View TRADITION THREE essay   ... Twelfth Step work; and then he lowered ...  12&12 Tradition Three, p.143  
He paid a fine tribute to the Fellowship; he told how his family had been reunited; he extolled the virtue of honesty; he recalled the joys of Twelfth Step work; and then he lowered the boom.


31.
View TRADITION ONE essay   ... Twelfth Step work forms a group, another ...  12&12 Tradition One, p.130  
The moment this Twelfth Step work forms a group, another discovery is made -- that most individuals cannot recover unless there is a group.


32.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... Twelfth Step work in the very best ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.110  
This is Twelfth Step work in the very best sense of the word.


33.
View TRADITION NINE essay   ... Twelfth Step work is my business.  12&12 Tradition Nine, p.173  
Committees have instructed many an A.A. to stop working on a chronic backslider, only to be told: "How I do my Twelfth Step work is my business.


34.
View CONTENTS   Twelfth Step work is never paid for, ...  12&12 Contents (Tradition Eight), p.11  
Twelfth Step work is never paid for, but those who labor in service for us are worthy of their hire.


35.
View TRADITIONS LONG FORM   ... Twelfth Step work is never to be ...  12&12 Tradition Eight (Long), p.191  
But our usual A.A. Twelfth Step work is never to be paid for.


36.
View TRADITION EIGHT essay   ... Twelfth Step work; it was to make ...  12&12 Tradition Eight, p.168  
The job was not to do Twelfth Step work; it was to make Twelfth Step work possible.


37.
View TRADITION EIGHT essay   ... Twelfth Step work possible.  12&12 Tradition Eight, p.168  
The job was not to do Twelfth Step work; it was to make Twelfth Step work possible.


38.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... Twelfth Step work possible, perhaps arranging for ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.110  
We can be the ones who take on the unspectacular but important tasks that make good Twelfth Step work possible, perhaps arranging for the coffee and cake after the meetings, where so many skeptical, suspicious newcomers have found confidence and comfort in the laughter and talk.


39.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... Twelfth Step work we sometimes carry the ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.111  
By a great deal of ardent Twelfth Step work we sometimes carry the message to so many alcoholics that they place us in a position of trust.


40.
View TRADITION EIGHT essay   ... twelfth-stepper.  12&12 Tradition Eight, p.166  
Alcoholics simply will not listen to a paid twelfth-stepper.


41.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... twelfth suggestion: Carry this message to other ...  BB Working With Others, p.89  
This is our twelfth suggestion: Carry this message to other alcoholics!


42.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... Twelfth where we "carry the message."  12&12 Step Twelve, p.113  
Maybe we are doing fine on only two of them, the First Step and that part of the Twelfth where we "carry the message."


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