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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   ... urge action without arousing hostility.  BB To Wives, p.113  
They can urge action without arousing hostility.


2.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... urge can destroy his chances for material ...  12&12 Step Four, p.43  
In such a case, this imperious urge can destroy his chances for material and emotional security as well as his standing in the community.


3.
View FOREWORD TO FIRST EDITION   ... urge each of our Fellowship to omit ...  BB Foreword to First Edition, p.xiii  
When writing or speaking publicly about alcoholism, we urge each of our Fellowship to omit his personal name, designating himself instead as "a member of Alcoholics Anonymous."


4.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... urge is the root of great human ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.117  
This mighty urge is the root of great human accomplishments, a creative energy that deeply influences our lives.


5.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... urge more attention for yourself.  BB To Wives, p.119  
It will do little good if you point that out and urge more attention for yourself.


6.
View STEP ONE essay   ... urge that condemned us to go on ...  12&12 Step One, p.22  
The tyrant alcohol wielded a double-edged sword over us: first we were smitten by an insane urge that condemned us to go on drinking, and then by an allergy of the body that insured we would ultimately destroy ourselves in the process.


7.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... urge that you stop this waste and ...  BB To Employers, p.148  
We think we are sensible when we urge that you stop this waste and give your worthwhile man a chance.


8.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... urge them.  BB Into Action, p.83  
Unless one's family expresses a desire to live upon spiritual principles we think we ought not to urge them.


9.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... urge them not to be over-anxious, for ...  BB Working With Others, p.91  
But urge them not to be over-anxious, for that might spoil matters.


10.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... urge to cease forever.  BB More About Alcoholism, p.34  
There was a tremendous urge to cease forever.


11.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... urge upon a man's family that he ...  BB Working With Others, p.100  
But urge upon a man's family that he has been a very sick person and should be treated accordingly.


12.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... urge, when to yield would mean heartache.  BB How It Works, p.70  
It quiets the imperious urge, when to yield would mean heartache.


13.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... urge wholly to rely on human protection ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.116  
If we really depended upon God, we couldn't very well play God to our fellows nor would we feel the urge wholly to rely on human protection and care.


14.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... urge you to try our program, for ...  BB To Wives, p.117  
We urge you to try our program, for nothing will be so helpful to your husband as the radically changed attitude toward him which God will show you how to have.


The 164 and More™ Book, eBook, and Web Site are all CONCORDANCES which display passages from the Big Book Alcoholics Anonymous, the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, and the A.A. Grapevine (A.A. Preamble only).  Sorting and rendering passages in the proprietary format of the 164 and More concordance does not in any way imply affiliation with or endorsement by either Alcoholics Anonymous World Services Inc., or the A.A. Grapevine, Inc.  Further A.A.W.S. Inc. and the A.A. Grapevine Inc. have no objection to the use of this material in the 164 and More concordance.

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