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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 TWELVE essay   ... unreasonable.  12&12 Step Twelve, p.115  
We had refused to learn the very hard lesson that overdependence upon people is unsuccessful because all people are fallible, and even the best of them will sometimes let us down, especially when our demands for attention become unreasonable.


2.
View TRADITION EIGHT essay   ... unreasonable.  12&12 Tradition Eight, p.169  
They are always unreasonable.


3.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... unreasonable about the realm of the spirit ...  BB We Agnostics, p.51  
We asked ourselves this: Are not some of us just as biased and unreasonable about the realm of the spirit as were the ancients about the realm of the material?


4.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... unreasonable and you will want to criticize.  BB To Wives, p.117  
Your husband will sometimes be unreasonable and you will want to criticize.


5.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... unreasonable demands?  12&12 Step Four, p.52  
Did these perplexities beset me because of selfishness or unreasonable demands?


6.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... unreasonable demands had been the cause.  12&12 Step Twelve, p.115  
We blamed them, being quite unable to see that our unreasonable demands had been the cause.


7.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... unreasonable demands upon ourselves, upon others, and ...  12&12 Step Seven, p.76  
We now clearly see that we have been making unreasonable demands upon ourselves, upon others, and upon God.


8.
View STEP TEN essay   ... unreasonable demands upon those we love.  12&12 Step Ten, p.93  
We can try to stop making unreasonable demands upon those we love.


9.
View STEP FOUR essay   Unreasonable fear that our instincts will not ...  12&12 Step Four, p.49  
Unreasonable fear that our instincts will not be satisfied drives us to covet the possessions of others, to lust for sex and power, to become angry when our instinctive demands are threatened, to be envious when the ambitions of others seem to be realized while ours are not.


10.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... unreasonable fears.  12&12 Step Twelve, p.121  
When a job still looked like a mere means of getting money rather than an opportunity for service, when the acquisition of money for financial independence looked more important than a right dependence upon God, we were still the victims of unreasonable fears.


11.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... unreasonable fears or anxieties into making a ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.123  
We have seen that we were prodded by unreasonable fears or anxieties into making a life business of winning fame, money, and what we thought was leadership.


12.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... unreasonable person.  BB To Wives, p.108  
He is just another very sick, unreasonable person.


13.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... unreasonable, unjust, overbearing; threatens to fire me ...  BB How It Works, p.65  
My employer -- unreasonable, unjust, overbearing; threatens to fire me for drinking and padding my expense account -- self esteem (fear); security.


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