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1.
View STEP SIX essay   ... comfort."  12&12 Step Six, p.67  
When gluttony is less than ruinous, we have a milder word for that, too; we call it "taking our comfort."


2.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... comfort in the laughter and talk.  12&12 Step Twelve, p.110  
We can be the ones who take on the unspectacular but important tasks that make good Twelfth Step work possible, perhaps arranging for the coffee and cake after the meetings, where so many skeptical, suspicious newcomers have found confidence and comfort in the laughter and talk.


3.
View STEP TWO essay   ... comfort of any conviction at all.  12&12 Step Two, p.28  
He thinks himself lost to the comfort of any conviction at all.


4.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... comfort of oblivion it brought.  12&12 Step Twelve, p.120  
When our drinking had become much worse, money was only an urgent requirement which could supply us with the next drink and the temporary comfort of oblivion it brought.


5.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... comfort than to be comforted -- to understand, ...  12&12 Step Eleven, p.99  
Lord, grant that I may seek rather to comfort than to be comforted -- to understand, than to be understood -- to love, than to be loved.


6.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... comfort than to be comforted, to understand ...  12&12 Step Eleven, p.103  
At these critical moments, if we remind ourselves that "it is better to comfort than to be comforted, to understand than to be understood, to love than to be loved," we will be following the intent of Step Eleven.


7.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... comfort than to receive it; better to ...  12&12 Step Eleven, p.101  
He thought it better to give comfort than to receive it; better to understand than to be understood; better to forgive than to be forgiven.


8.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... comfort, the character-building was lost in the ...  12&12 Step Seven, p.72  
But whenever we had to choose between character and comfort, the character-building was lost in the dust of our chase after what we thought was happiness.


9.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... comfort the melancholy one by first showing ...  12&12 Step Four, p.46  
They comfort the melancholy one by first showing him that his case is not strange or different, that his character defects are probably not more numerous or worse than those of anyone else in A.A.


10.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... comfort those who are, or who may ...  BB There Is A Solution, p.18  
We hope this volume will inform and comfort those who are, or who may be affected.


11.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... comfort to ourselves and those about us?  12&12 Step Twelve, p.113  
Can we transform these calamities into assets, sources of growth and comfort to ourselves and those about us?


12.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... comfort which comes at once by taking ...  BB The Doctor's Opinion, pp.xxviii-xxix  
They are restless, irritable and discontented, unless they can again experience the sense of ease and comfort which comes at once by taking a few drinks -- drinks which they see others taking with impunity.


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