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View TO WIVES chapter   ... survive.  BB To Wives, p.120  
Your husband will see at once that he must redouble his spiritual activities if he expects to survive.

View APPENDIX I, The A.A. Tradition   ... survive?"  BB Appendix I, The A.A. Tradition, p.561  
The "12 Traditions" of Alcoholics Anonymous are, we A.A.'s believe, the best answers that our experience has yet given to those ever-urgent questions, "How can A.A. best function?" and, "How can A.A. best stay whole and so survive?"

View STEP TWELVE essay   ... survive.  12&12 Step Twelve, p.107  
In Step Two we saw that since we could not restore ourselves to sanity, some Higher Power must necessarily do so if we were to survive.

View TRADITION ONE essay   ... 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.

View FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION   ... survive and function effectively.  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.

View TRADITION TWO essay   ... survive and live to become elder statesmen.  12&12 Tradition Two, p.135  
Happily, most of them survive and live to become elder statesmen.

View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... survive and rediscover life.  BB A Vision For You, p.153  
Then you will know what it means to give of yourself that others may survive and rediscover life.

View TRADITION ONE essay   ... survive or the individual will not.  12&12 Tradition One, p.130  
It becomes plain that the group must survive or the individual will not.

View CONTENTS   ... survive or the individual will not. Common ...  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.

View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... survive the certain trials and low spots ...  BB Bill's Story, pp.14-15  
For if an alcoholic failed to perfect and enlarge his spiritual life through work and self-sacrifice for others, he could not survive the certain trials and low spots ahead.

View TRADITION ONE essay   ... survive unless he carries the A.A. message.  12&12 Tradition One, p.130  
Neither he nor anybody else can survive unless he carries the A.A. message.

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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