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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 THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... contrary effect.  BB The Family Afterward, p.125  
A man may criticize or laugh at himself and it will affect others favorably, but criticism or ridicule coming from another often produces the contrary effect.


2.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... contrary indications, I had little doubt that ...  BB Bill's Story, p.10  
Despite contrary indications, I had little doubt that a mighty purpose and rhythm underlay all.


3.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... contrary that surrounds us in purely human ...  12&12 Step Eleven, p.105  
The moment we catch even a glimpse of God's will, the moment we begin to see truth, justice, and love as the real and eternal things in life, we are no longer deeply disturbed by all the seeming evidence to the contrary that surrounds us in purely human affairs.


4.
View TRADITION TWO essay   ... contrary to his own desires, was obliged ...  12&12 Tradition Two, pp.135-136  
One of the first members of A.A., entirely contrary to his own desires, was obliged to conform to group opinion.


5.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... contrary to our natural desires . . . they all ...  12&12 Step Five, p.55  
All of A.A.'s Twelve Steps ask us to go contrary to our natural desires . . . they all deflate our egos.


6.
View TRADITION THREE essay   ... contrary to the experience of society and ...  12&12 Tradition Three, p.141  
Why did we dare to say, contrary to the experience of society and government everywhere, that we would neither punish nor deprive any A.A. of membership, that we must never compel anyone to pay anything, believe anything, or conform to anything?


7.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... contrary, we have recovered from a hopeless ...  BB There Is A Solution, p.20  
Doubtless you are curious to discover how and why, in the face of expert opinion to the contrary, we have recovered from a hopeless condition of mind and body.


8.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... contrary, you are sure he is doing ...  BB To Employers, p.147  
If, on the contrary, you are sure he is doing his utmost, you may wish to give him another chance.


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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