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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 TO WIVES chapter   ... understanding.  BB To Wives, p.115  
Barriers which have sprung up between you and your friends will disappear with the growth of sympathetic understanding.


2.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... understanding.  BB The Family Afterward, p.127  
If they sense these things, they will not take so seriously his periods of crankiness, depression, or apathy, which will disappear when there is tolerance, love, and spiritual understanding.


3.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... understanding all around.  BB To Wives, p.115  
Use your energies to promote a better understanding all around.


4.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... understanding all around.  BB To Employers, p.137  
We think the business fabric is shot through with a situation which might be helped by better understanding all around.


5.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... understanding and accepting what we have to ...  BB The Doctor's Opinion, pp.xxvi-xxvii  
More often than not, it is imperative that a man's brain be cleared before he is approached, as he has then a better chance of understanding and accepting what we have to offer.


6.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... understanding and effectiveness.  BB Into Action, p.84  
Our next function is to grow in understanding and effectiveness.


7.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... understanding and love.  BB The Family Afterward, p.122  
All members of the family should meet upon the common ground of tolerance, understanding and love.


8.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... understanding and love are the watchwords.  BB To Wives, p.118  
Patience, tolerance, understanding and love are the watchwords.


9.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... understanding and not too seriously affected.  12&12 Step Twelve, p.116  
And even if they failed us, we could be understanding and not too seriously affected.


10.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... understanding and right, grown-up attitudes, very happy ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.119  
With clear understanding and right, grown-up attitudes, very happy results do follow.


11.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... understanding and sympathetic family, these vagaries of ...  BB The Family Afterward, p.129  
In the midst of an understanding and sympathetic family, these vagaries of dad's spiritual infancy will quickly disappear.


12.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... understanding and trustworthy person.  12&12 Step Five, p.56  
Psychiatrists and psychologists point out the deep need every human being has for practical insight and knowledge of his own personality flaws and for a discussion of them with an understanding and trustworthy person.


13.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... understanding as to what really ails the ...  BB To Employers, p.139  
To me, this incident illustrates lack of understanding as to what really ails the alcoholic, and lack of knowledge as to what part employers might profitably take in salvaging their sick employees.


14.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... understanding companionship among women who knew her ...  BB A Vision For You, p.160  
Many a distracted wife has visited this house to find loving and understanding companionship among women who knew her problem, to hear from the lips of their husbands what had happened to them, to be advised how her own wayward mate might be hospitalized and approached when next he stumbled.


15.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... understanding companionship and approval.  BB A Vision For You, p.151  
Some of us sought out sordid places, hoping to find understanding companionship and approval.


16.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... understanding friend.  BB Into Action, p.74  
If we cannot or would rather not do this, we search our acquaintance for a close-mouthed, understanding friend.


17.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... understanding how much he himself did to ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.119  
The alcoholic, realizing what his wife has endured, and now fully understanding how much he himself did to damage her and his children, nearly always takes up his marriage responsibilities with a willingness to repair what he can and to accept what he can't.


18.
View CONTENTS   Understanding is key to right attitudes, right ...  12&12 Contents (Step Twelve), p.9  
Understanding is key to right attitudes, right action key to good living.


19.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... understanding is reached, little or nothing can ...  BB There Is A Solution, p.18  
Until such an understanding is reached, little or nothing can be accomplished.


20.
View STEP TWELVE essay   Understanding is the key to right principles ...  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.


21.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... understanding is the patience mothers and wives ...  BB Into Action, p.82  
Passing all understanding is the patience mothers and wives have had with alcoholics.


22.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   Understanding myself now, I fared forth in ...  BB Bill's Story, p.7  
Understanding myself now, I fared forth in high hope.


23.
View CONTENTS   ... understanding of God's will and grace to ...  12&12 Contents (Step Eleven), p.8  
Daily petitions for understanding of God's will and grace to carry it out.


24.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... understanding of His will that we can ...  12&12 Step Eleven, p.102  
We ask simply that throughout the day God place in us the best understanding of His will that we can have for that day, and that we be given the grace by which we may carry it out.


25.
View TRADITION EIGHT essay   ... understanding of the ancient words "Freely ye ...  12&12 Tradition Eight, p.166  
We have gained some understanding of the ancient words "Freely ye have received, freely give."


26.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... understanding of the risk he takes if ...  BB To Wives, p.112  
You think he ought to know the subject better, as everyone should have a clear understanding of the risk he takes if he drinks too much.


27.
View FOREWORD   ... understanding of the Twelve Steps as first ...  12&12 Foreword, p.17  
This present volume proposes to broaden and deepen the understanding of the Twelve Steps as first written in the earlier work.


28.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   Understanding our work, he can do this ...  BB A Vision For You, p.162  
Understanding our work, he can do this with an eye to selecting those who are willing and able to recover on a spiritual basis.


29.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... understanding person, I might have followed in ...  BB To Employers, p.137  
And but for the intervention of an understanding person, I might have followed in their footsteps.


30.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... understanding person, such as our wife, best ...  BB How It Works, p.63  
We found it very desirable to take this spiritual step with an understanding person, such as our wife, best friend, or spiritual adviser.


31.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... understanding treatment of their cases will pay ...  BB To Employers, p.141  
Your understanding treatment of their cases will pay dividends.


32.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... understanding which is indescribably wonderful.  BB There Is A Solution, p.17  
But there exists among us a fellowship, a friendliness, and an understanding which is indescribably wonderful.


33.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... understanding which these people had were irresistible.  BB A Vision For You, p.160  
The very practical approach to his problems, the absence of intolerance of any kind, the informality, the genuine democracy, the uncanny understanding which these people had were irresistible.


34.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... understanding, you have perhaps made a friend.  BB Working With Others, p.94  
If your talk has been sane, quiet and full of human understanding, you have perhaps made a friend.


35.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... understanding your own reactions, it is possible ...  BB To Employers, p.139  
Drinking occasionally, and understanding your own reactions, it is possible for you to become quite sure of many things which, so far as the alcoholic is concerned, are not always so.


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