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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 HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... show?   BB How It Works, p.61  
And do not his actions make each of them wish to retaliate, snatching all they can get out of the show?


2.
View TRADITION FIVE essay   ... show.'   12&12 Tradition Five, p.153  
"'Well,' said I, 'I think you're just a conceited Irishman who thinks he can run the whole show.'


3.
View TRADITION SIX essay   ... show a sense of public responsibility.   12&12 Tradition Six, p.157  
It would be a good thing, they believed, for the liquor trade to show a sense of public responsibility.


4.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... show a willingness to remedy your own ...   BB To Wives, p.118  
If you both show a willingness to remedy your own defects, there will be little need to criticize each other.


5.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   Show any longshoreman a Sunday supplement describing ...   BB We Agnostics, p.52  
Show any longshoreman a Sunday supplement describing a proposal to explore the moon by means of a rocket and he will say, "I bet they do it -- maybe not so long either."


6.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... show doesn't come off very well.   BB How It Works, p.61  
The show doesn't come off very well.


7.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... show drinking scenes; we must not go ...   BB Working With Others, pp.100-101  
People have said we must not go where liquor is served; we must not have it in our homes; we must shun friends who drink; we must avoid moving pictures which show drinking scenes; we must not go into bars; our friends must hide their bottles if we go to their houses; we mustn't think or be reminded about alcohol at all.


8.
View TRADITION SIX essay   ... show everybody else how.   12&12 Tradition Six, p.156  
Having learned to live so happily, we'd show everybody else how.


9.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   Show him, from your own experience, how ...   BB Working With Others, p.92  
Show him, from your own experience, how the queer mental condition surrounding that first drink prevents normal functioning of the will power.


10.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   Show him how they worked with you.   BB Working With Others, p.95  
Show him how they worked with you.


11.
View TO WIVES chapter   Show him that as alcoholics, the writers ...   BB To Wives, p.112  
Show him that as alcoholics, the writers of the book understand.


12.
View TRADITION FIVE essay   ... show him that humility was the main ...   12&12 Tradition Five, p.153  
But as he calmed down, he began to listen while I tried to show him that humility was the main key to sobriety.


13.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   Show him the mental twist which leads ...   BB Working With Others, p.92  
Show him the mental twist which leads to the first drink of a spree.


14.
View TO WIVES chapter   Show him these things in yourself and ...   BB To Wives, p.118  
Show him these things in yourself and they will be reflected back to you from him.


15.
View TO WIVES chapter   Show him you have confidence in his ...   BB To Wives, p.112  
Show him you have confidence in his power to stop or moderate.


16.
View TO WIVES chapter   Show him your copy of this book ...   BB To Wives, p.112  
Show him your copy of this book and tell him what you have found out about alcoholism.


17.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... show his contrition for what they suffered.   BB The Family Afterward, p.126  
They expect him to give them the nice times they used to have before he drank so much, and to show his contrition for what they suffered.


18.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... show how the change came over them.   BB We Agnostics, p.51  
They show how the change came over them.


19.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... show, humbly saying to ourselves many times ...   BB Into Action, pp.87-88  
We constantly remind ourselves we are no longer running the show, humbly saying to ourselves many times each day "Thy will be done."


20.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... show intolerance or hatred of drinking as ...   BB Working With Others, p.103  
We are careful never to show intolerance or hatred of drinking as an institution.


21.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... show irritation when reproved for his delinquencies.   BB The Family Afterward, p.126  
He may take small interest in the children and may show irritation when reproved for his delinquencies.


22.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... show; is forever trying to arrange the ...   BB How It Works, p.60  
Each person is like an actor who wants to run the whole show; is forever trying to arrange the lights, the ballet, the scenery and the rest of the players in his own way.


23.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... show it to his alcoholic prospect.   BB To Employers, p.148  
He need not, and often should not show it to his alcoholic prospect.


24.
View STEP TEN essay   ... show kindness where we had shown none.   12&12 Step Ten, p.93  
We can show kindness where we had shown none.


25.
View TRADITION TWELVE essay   ... show-offs.   12&12 Tradition Twelve, p.185  
They had changed from A.A. members into A.A. show-offs.


26.
View FOREWORD TO FIRST EDITION   ... show other alcoholics precisely how we have ...   BB Foreword to First Edition, p.xiii  
To show other alcoholics precisely how we have recovered is the main purpose of this book.


27.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... show others who still suffered the same ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.122  
When, with God's help, we calmly accepted our lot, then we found we could live at peace with ourselves and show others who still suffered the same fears that they could get over them, too.


28.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... show ourselves.   BB Into Action, p.76  
We attempt to sweep away the debris which has accumulated out of our effort to live on self-will and run the show ourselves.


29.
View STEP ONE essay   ... show that years before we realized it ...   12&12 Step One, p.23  
By going back in our own drinking histories, we could show that years before we realized it we were out of control, that our drinking even then was no mere habit, that it was indeed the beginning of a fatal progression.


30.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... show the underlying reasons why they were ...   BB We Agnostics, pp.50-51  
Once confused and baffled by the seeming futility of existence, they show the underlying reasons why they were making heavy going of life.


31.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   Show them that he has entered upon ...   BB Working With Others, p.100  
Show them that he has entered upon a period of growth.


32.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... show them the same tolerance, pity, and ...   BB How It Works, p.67  
We asked God to help us show them the same tolerance, pity, and patience that we would cheerfully grant a sick friend.


33.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... show to his liking?   BB The Family Afterward, p.122  
Is not each trying to arrange the family show to his liking?


34.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... show unselfishness and love under his own ...   BB The Family Afterward, p.127  
He is not likely to get far in any direction if he fails to show unselfishness and love under his own roof.


35.
View TRADITION EIGHT essay   ... show up.   12&12 Tradition Eight, p.167  
They just didn't show up.


36.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... show us how to take a kindly ...   BB How It Works, p.67  
We cannot be helpful to all people, but at least God will show us how to take a kindly and tolerant view of each and every one.


37.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... show us the way of patience, tolerance, ...   BB Into Action, p.83  
So we clean house with the family, asking each morning in meditation that our Creator show us the way of patience, tolerance, kindliness and love.


38.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... show would be great.   BB How It Works, pp.60-61  
If his arrangements would only stay put, if only people would do as he wished, the show would be great.


39.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... show you how to create the fellowship ...   BB A Vision For You, p.164  
He will show you how to create the fellowship you crave.(*)


40.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... show you how to have.   BB To Wives, p.117  
We urge you to try our program, for nothing will be so helpful to your husband as the radically changed attitude toward him which God will show you how to have.


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