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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 WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... face.   BB We Agnostics, p.44  
To be doomed to an alcoholic death or to live on a spiritual basis are not always easy alternatives to face.


2.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... face.   BB To Wives (Note), p.121  
The foregoing pages (though addressed only to wives) indicate the problems such people may face.


3.
View TRADITION FIVE essay   ... face.   12&12 Tradition Five, p.152  
Decidedly unfriendly, he stared at me out of eyes which were slits in his red and swollen face.


4.
View FOREWORD TO FOURTH EDITION   ... face, A.A.'s speak the language of the ...   BB Foreword to Fourth Edition, p.xxiv  
Modem-to-modem or face-to-face, A.A.'s speak the language of the heart in all its power and simplicity.


5.
View STEP EIGHT essay   ... face admission of our wretched conduct to ...   12&12 Step Eight, p.78  
We got a pretty severe shock when we realized that we were preparing to make a face-to-face admission of our wretched conduct to those we had hurt.


6.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... face and drink like a gentleman, our ...   BB More About Alcoholism, p.31  
If anyone who is showing inability to control his drinking can do the right-about-face and drink like a gentleman, our hats are off to him.


7.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... face and rectify errors and convert them ...   BB The Family Afterward, p.124  
We grow by our willingness to face and rectify errors and convert them into assets.


8.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... face, and to be rid of, the ...   BB How It Works, p.64  
Though our decision was a vital and crucial step, it could have little permanent effect unless at once followed by a strenuous effort to face, and to be rid of, the things in ourselves which had been blocking us.


9.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... face as he replied, "Oh, but that's ...   BB A Vision For You, p.157  
Hopelessness was written large on the man's face as he replied, "Oh, but that's no use.


10.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... face combat.   BB Into Action, p.82  
Good generalship may decide that the problem be attacked on the flank rather than risk a face-to-face combat.


11.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... face falls when we speak of spiritual ...   BB We Agnostics, p.45  
But his face falls when we speak of spiritual matters, especially when we mention God, for we have re-opened a subject which our man thought he had neatly evaded or entirely ignored.


12.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... face his problems squarely that God might ...   BB A Vision For You, p.155  
He saw that he would have to face his problems squarely that God might give him mastery.


13.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... face in places where there is drinking, ...   BB Working With Others, p.102  
Why sit with a long face in places where there is drinking, sighing about the good old days.


14.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... face indecision.   BB Into Action, p.86  
In thinking about our day we may face indecision.


15.
View STEP TWO essay   ... face it.   12&12 Step Two, pp.32-33  
Few indeed are the practicing alcoholics who have any idea how irrational they are, or seeing their irrationality, can bear to face it.


16.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... face jail, but we are willing.   BB Into Action, p.79  
We may lose our position or reputation or face jail, but we are willing.


17.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... face life again, there will be no ...   BB A Vision For You, pp.163-164  
When a few men in this city have found themselves, and have discovered the joy of helping others to face life again, there will be no stopping until everyone in that town has had his opportunity to recover -- if he can and will.


18.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... face life successfully, as we became conscious ...   BB How It Works, p.63  
As we felt new power flow in, as we enjoyed peace of mind, as we discovered we could face life successfully, as we became conscious of His presence, we began to lose our fear of today, tomorrow or the hereafter.


19.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... face of a desperate desire to stop ...   BB Bill's Story, p.7  
My incredible behavior in the face of a desperate desire to stop was explained.


20.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... face of collapse and despair, in the ...   BB We Agnostics, p.50  
In the face of collapse and despair, in the face of the total failure of their human resources, they found that a new power, peace, happiness, and sense of direction flowed into them.


21.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... face of difficult circumstances.   12&12 Step Eleven, p.104  
And they have increasingly found a peace of mind which can stand firm in the face of difficult circumstances.


22.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... face of difficulties that would have made ...   BB To Employers, p.138  
I pointed out that I had had nothing to drink whatever for three years, and this in the face of difficulties that would have made nine out of ten men drink their heads off.


23.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... face of expert opinion to the contrary, ...   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.


24.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... face of the total failure of their ...   BB We Agnostics, p.50  
In the face of collapse and despair, in the face of the total failure of their human resources, they found that a new power, peace, happiness, and sense of direction flowed into them.


25.
View TRADITION ELEVEN essay   ... face the fact that being in the ...   12&12 Tradition Eleven, p.181  
But we do have to soberly face the fact that being in the public eye is hazardous, especially for us.


26.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... face the fact that each will have ...   BB The Family Afterward, p.131  
At the very beginning, the couple ought to frankly face the fact that each will have to yield here and there if the family is going to play an effective part in the new life.


27.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... face the fact that we must find ...   BB We Agnostics, p.44  
But after a while we had to face the fact that we must find a spiritual basis of life -- or else.


28.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... face the hideous Four Horsemen -- Terror, Bewilderment, ...   BB A Vision For You, p.151  
Momentarily we did -- then would come oblivion and the awful awakening to face the hideous Four Horsemen -- Terror, Bewilderment, Frustration, Despair.


29.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... face the proposition that either God is ...   BB We Agnostics, p.53  
When we became alcoholics, crushed by a self-imposed crisis we could not postpone or evade, we had to fearlessly face the proposition that either God is everything or else He is nothing.


30.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... face them.   BB Into Action, p.78  
We must lose our fear of creditors no matter how far we have to go, for we are liable to drink if we are afraid to face them.


31.
View FOREWORD TO FOURTH EDITION   ... face-to-face, A.A.'s speak the language of the ...   BB Foreword to Fourth Edition, p.xxiv  
Modem-to-modem or face-to-face, A.A.'s speak the language of the heart in all its power and simplicity.


32.
View STEP EIGHT essay   ... face-to-face admission of our wretched conduct to ...   12&12 Step Eight, p.78  
We got a pretty severe shock when we realized that we were preparing to make a face-to-face admission of our wretched conduct to those we had hurt.


33.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... face-to-face combat.   BB Into Action, p.82  
Good generalship may decide that the problem be attacked on the flank rather than risk a face-to-face combat.


34.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... face-to-face Twelfth Step work.   12&12 Step Twelve, p.110  
There are many opportunities even for those of us who feel unable to speak at meetings or who are so situated that we cannot do much face-to-face Twelfth Step work.


35.
View TRADITION EIGHT essay   ... face-to-face work with the alcoholic who suffers ...   12&12 Tradition Eight, p.166  
Almost from the beginning, we have been positive that face-to-face work with the alcoholic who suffers could be based only on the desire to help and be helped.


36.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... face Twelfth Step work.   12&12 Step Twelve, p.110  
There are many opportunities even for those of us who feel unable to speak at meetings or who are so situated that we cannot do much face-to-face Twelfth Step work.


37.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... face up to.   12&12 Step Twelve, p.113  
These were problems of life which we could never face up to.


38.
View STEP SIX essay   ... face up to the less violent aspects ...   12&12 Step Six, p.66  
But when we face up to the less violent aspects of these very same defects, then where do we stand?


39.
View TRADITION SEVEN essay   ... face warmed my heart.   12&12 Tradition Seven, p.162  
The intense relief on my friend's face warmed my heart.


40.
View TRADITION EIGHT essay   ... face work with the alcoholic who suffers ...   12&12 Tradition Eight, p.166  
Almost from the beginning, we have been positive that face-to-face work with the alcoholic who suffers could be based only on the desire to help and be helped.


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