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From the books  ...  Alcoholics Anonymous (Big Book) and Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions (12 & 12)


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1.
  ... principles.  BB How It Works, p.60
No one among us has been able to maintain anything like perfect adherence to these principles.


2.
  ... principles.  BB Working With Others, p.93
The main thing is that he be willing to believe in a Power greater than himself and that he live by spiritual principles.


3.
  ... principles.  BB Working With Others, p.93
When dealing with such a person, you had better use everyday language to describe spiritual principles.


4.
  ... principles.  12&12 Step Four, p.48
To those having religious training, such a list would set forth serious violations of moral principles.


5.
  ... principles.  12&12 Tradition One, p.130
His life actually depends upon obedience to spiritual principles.


6.
  ... principles.  12&12 Tradition Nine, p.174
His drunkenness and dissolution are not penalties inflicted by people in authority; they result from his personal disobedience to spiritual principles.


7.
  ... principles and attitudes, and right action is ...  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.


8.
  ... principles and forces which have made Alcoholics ...  12&12 Foreword, p.18
It is hoped that this volume will afford all who read it a close-up view of the principles and forces which have made Alcoholics Anonymous what it is.


9.
  ... principles and its work, but not its ...  12&12 Tradition Eleven, p.182
Here was something rare in the world -- a society which said it wished to publicize its principles and its work, but not its individual members.


10.
  ... principles and procedure that had helped us.  BB To Employers, p.139
Without much ado, he accepted the principles and procedure that had helped us.


11.
  ... principles and so, we trust, to God's ...  12&12 Step Three, p.40
All of the Twelve Steps require sustained and personal exertion to conform to their principles and so, we trust, to God's will.


12.
  ... principles before personalities.  BB Appendix I, The A.A. Tradition, p.562
Twelve -- Anonymity is the spiritual foundation of all our Traditions, ever reminding us to place principles before personalities.


13.
  ... principles before personalities."  12&12 Contents (Tradition Twelve), p.13
Tradition Twelve -- "Anonymity is the spiritual foundation of all our traditions, ever reminding us to place principles before personalities."


14.
  ... principles before personalities."  12&12 Tradition Twelve, p.184
"Anonymity is the spiritual foundation of all our traditions, ever reminding us to place principles before personalities."


15.
  ... principles before personalities; that we are actually ...  BB Appendix I, The A.A. Tradition, p.566
It reminds us that we are to place principles before personalities; that we are actually to practice a genuine humility.


16.
  ... principles before personalities; that we are actually ...  12&12 Tradition Twelve (Long), p.192
It reminds us that we are to place principles before personalities; that we are actually to practice a genuine humility.


17.
  ... principles by which A.A. members recover and ...  12&12 Foreword, p.15
It presents an explicit view of the principles by which A.A. members recover and by which their Society functions.


18.
  ... principles by which he is living, he ...  BB Working With Others, p.98
When your prospect has made such reparation as he can to his family, and has thoroughly explained to them the new principles by which he is living, he should proceed to put those principles into action at home.


19.
  ... principles by which the A.A. groups and ...  BB Foreword to Second Edition, p.xix
As we discovered the principles by which the individual alcoholic could live, so we had to evolve principles by which the A.A. groups and A.A. as a whole could survive and function effectively.


20.
  ... principles by which the alcoholic member is ...  BB The Family Afterward, p.130
One more suggestion: Whether the family has spiritual convictions or not, they may do well to examine the principles by which the alcoholic member is trying to live.


21.
  ... principles by which the individual alcoholic could ...  BB Foreword to Second Edition, p.xix
As we discovered the principles by which the individual alcoholic could live, so we had to evolve principles by which the A.A. groups and A.A. as a whole could survive and function effectively.


22.
  Principles come before personalities.  12&12 Contents (Tradition Twelve), p.13
Principles come before personalities.


23.
  ... principles common to most denominations.  BB Working With Others, p.94
We are dealing only with general principles common to most denominations.


24.
  ... principles, first because we must, and ultimately ...  12&12 Tradition Nine, p.174
So we of A.A. do obey spiritual principles, first because we must, and ultimately because we love the kind of life such obedience brings.


25.
  ... principles for personal recovery.  BB Appendix VII, Twelve Concepts (Short Form), p.574
A.A.'s Twelve Steps are principles for personal recovery.


26.
  ... principles had the force of rules or ...  BB Foreword to Second Edition, p.xix
Though none of these principles had the force of rules or laws, they had become so widely accepted by 1950 that they were confirmed by our first International Conference held at Cleveland.


27.
  ... principles, having no legal force at all, ...  12&12 Foreword, p.16
How can a set of traditional principles, having no legal force at all, hold the Fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous in unity and effectiveness?


28.
  ... principles in all my affairs.  BB Bill's Story, p.14
My friend had emphasized the absolute necessity of demonstrating these principles in all my affairs.


29.
  ... principles in all our affairs.  BB How It Works, p.60
12. Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to alcoholics, and to practice these principles in all our affairs.


30.
  ... principles in all our affairs."  12&12 Contents (Step Twelve), p.8
Step Twelve -- "Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to alcoholics, and to practice these principles in all our affairs."


31.
  ... principles in all our affairs?  12&12 Contents (Step Twelve), p.9
What about the practice of these principles in all our affairs?


32.
  ... principles in all our affairs."  12&12 Step Twelve, p.106
"Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to alcoholics, and to practice these principles in all our affairs."


33.
  ... principles in all our affairs?  12&12 Step Twelve, p.111
What about the practice of these principles in all our affairs?


34.
  ... principles in all our affairs": Domestic relations ...  12&12 Contents (Step Twelve), p.9
"Practicing these principles in all our affairs": Domestic relations in A.A.


35.
  ... principles in all our affairs," well-grounded A.A.'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.


36.
  ... principles in such cases was not so ...  BB A Vision For You, p.156
The use of spiritual principles in such cases was not so well understood as it is now.


37.
  ... principles in their lives, we began to ...  BB To Wives, p.116
As our husbands began to apply spiritual principles in their lives, we began to see the desirability of doing so too.


38.
  ... principles into action at home.  BB Working With Others, p.98
When your prospect has made such reparation as he can to his family, and has thoroughly explained to them the new principles by which he is living, he should proceed to put those principles into action at home.


39.
  ... principles lies before us in our respective ...  BB There Is A Solution, p.19
A much more important demonstration of our principles lies before us in our respective homes, occupations and affairs.


40.
  ... principles, not A.A. members.  12&12 Contents (Tradition Eleven), p.12
We seek publicity for A.A. principles, not A.A. members.


41.
  ... principles of A.A., as they are known ...  12&12 Foreword, p.16
The basic principles of A.A., as they are known today, were borrowed mainly from the fields of religion and medicine, though some ideas upon which success finally depended were the result of noting the behavior and needs of the Fellowship itself.


42.
  ... principles of our program.  12&12 Introduction, p.14
We hope that the collective spiritual experience of the A.A. pioneers captured in these pages continues to help alcoholics and friends of A.A. understand the principles of our program.


43.
  ... principles of recovery.  12&12 Tradition One, p.130
The A.A. member has to conform to the principles of recovery.


44.
  ... principles of the A.A. program as a ...  BB To Wives (Note), p.121
(*) The fellowship of Al-Anon Family Groups was formed about thirteen years after this chapter was written. Though it is entirely separate from Alcoholics Anonymous, it uses the general principles of the A.A. program as a guide for husbands, wives, relatives, friends and others close to alcoholics. The foregoing pages (though addressed only to wives) indicate the problems such people may face. Alateen, for teen-aged children of alcoholics, is a part of Al-Anon.


45.
  ... principles of the A.A. program, it appears, ...  BB Foreword to Third Edition, p.xxii
The basic principles of the A.A. program, it appears, hold good for individuals with many different lifestyles, just as the program has brought recovery to those of many different nationalities.


46.
  ... principles, spiritual in their nature, which, if ...  12&12 Foreword, p.15
A.A.'s Twelve Steps are a group of principles, spiritual in their nature, which, if practiced as a way of life, can expel the obsession to drink and enable the sufferer to become happily and usefully whole.


47.
  ... principles that guarantee survival.  12&12 Contents (Tradition Four), p.10
The group, like the individual, must eventually conform to principles that guarantee survival.


48.
  ... principles. The group must survive or the ...  12&12 Contents (Tradition One), p.9
Tradition One -- "Our common welfare should come first; personal recovery depends upon A.A. unity." Without unity, A.A. dies. Individual liberty, yet great unity. Key to paradox: each A.A.'s life depends on obedience to spiritual principles. The group must survive or the individual will not. Common welfare comes first. How best to live and work together as groups.


49.
  ... principles, there is a much better chance ...  BB Working With Others, p.97
Should they accept and practice spiritual principles, there is a much better chance that the head of the family will recover.


50.
  ... principles, though the head of the house ...  BB The Family Afterward, p.130
They can hardly fail to approve these simple principles, though the head of the house still fails somewhat in practicing them.


51.
  ... principles through which A.A. itself might survive.  12&12 Tradition One, pp.130-131
As we had once struggled and prayed for individual recovery, just so earnestly did we commence to quest for the principles through which A.A. itself might survive.


52.
  ... principles to help ensure that various elements ...  BB Appendix VII, Twelve Concepts (Short Form), p.574
Written by co-founder Bill W. in 1962, the Twelve Concepts for World Service provide a group of related principles to help ensure that various elements of A.A.'s service structure remain responsive and responsible to those they serve.


53.
  ... principles to work in every department of ...  BB To Wives, p.116
Now we try to put spiritual principles to work in every department of our lives.


54.
  ... principles unless we accepted many things on ...  BB We Agnostics, p.47
That was great news to us, for we had assumed we could not make use of spiritual principles unless we accepted many things on faith which seemed difficult to believe.


55.
  ... principles we have been discussing.  BB Into Action, p.87
If not members of religious bodies, we sometimes select and memorize a few set prayers which emphasize the principles we have been discussing.


56.
  ... principles we have set down are guides ...  BB How It Works, p.60
The principles we have set down are guides to progress.


57.
  ... principles we think we ought not to ...  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.


58.
  ... principles which apply to husband number one ...  BB To Wives, p.112
The same principles which apply to husband number one should be practiced.


59.
  ... principles which we find guiding.  BB Into Action, p.79
Although these reparations take innumerable forms, there are some general principles which we find guiding.


60.
  ... principles with all the fervor with which ...  12&12 Step One, p.22
But a few did, and when these laid hold of A.A. principles with all the fervor with which the drowning seize life preservers, they almost invariably got well.


61.
  ... principles with whom we were angry.  BB How It Works, p.64
We listed people, institutions or principles with whom we were angry.


62.
  ... principles would guarantee survival.  12&12 Tradition Four, p.146
We saw that the group, exactly like the individual, must eventually conform to whatever tested principles would guarantee survival.


63.
  ... principles would have to come before personalities, ...  12&12 Tradition Twelve, p.187
Here, principles would have to come before personalities, without exception.


64.
  ... principles would solve all my problems.  BB More About Alcoholism, p.42
"Quite as important was the discovery that spiritual principles would solve all my problems.


65.
  ... principles, your husband may stop or moderate.  BB To Wives, p.112
If you act upon these principles, your husband may stop or moderate.


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