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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 THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... talk.  BB There Is A Solution, p.23  
If you draw this fallacious reasoning to the attention of an alcoholic, he will laugh it off, or become irritated and refuse to talk.


2.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... talk.  BB Into Action, p.75  
We have a written inventory and we are prepared for a long talk.


3.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... talk.  BB To Employers, pp.145-146  
The employer can many times protect the victim from this kind of talk.


4.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... 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.


5.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... talk about a 'spiritual awakening'?" they ask.  12&12 Step Twelve, p.106  
"What do you mean when you talk about a 'spiritual awakening'?" they ask.


6.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... talk about each other a great deal, ...  BB The Family Afterward, p.125  
We do talk about each other a great deal, but we almost invariably temper such talk by a spirit of love and tolerance.


7.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... talk about God.  BB We Agnostics, p.45  
And it means, of course, that we are going to talk about God.


8.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... talk about his alcoholic problem.  BB To Wives, p.111  
This may lay the groundwork for a friendly talk about his alcoholic problem.


9.
View TO WIVES chapter   Talk about his condition or this book ...  BB To Wives, p.113  
Talk about his condition or this book only when he raises the issue.


10.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... talk about immorality, let alone sin.  12&12 Step Four, p.48  
Some will become quite annoyed if there is talk about immorality, let alone sin.


11.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... talk about it later."  BB To Wives, p.118  
Let's talk about it later."


12.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... talk about spiritual matters morning, noon and ...  BB The Family Afterward, p.128  
There is talk about spiritual matters morning, noon and night.


13.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   Talk about the conditions of body and ...  BB Working With Others, p.92  
Talk about the conditions of body and mind which accompany it.


14.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... talk about the mental state preceding the ...  BB A Vision For You, p.157  
There was much talk about the mental state preceding the first drink.


15.
View TRADITION FIVE essay   ... talk about the spiritual side of our ...  12&12 Tradition Five, p.152  
"Then, hesitantly, I ventured to talk about the spiritual side of our program.


16.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... talk aloud about what we have so ...  12&12 Step Five, p.60  
Until we actually sit down and talk aloud about what we have so long hidden, our willingness to clean house is still largely theoretical.


17.
View TRADITION ONE essay   ... talk, and act as he wishes.  12&12 Tradition One, p.129  
We believe there isn't a fellowship on earth which lavishes more devoted care upon its individual members; surely there is none which more jealously guards the individual's right to think, talk, and act as he wishes.


18.
View FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION   ... talk between a New York stockbroker and ...  BB Foreword to Second Edition, p.xv  
The spark that was to flare into the first A.A. group was struck at Akron, Ohio, in June 1935, during a talk between a New York stockbroker and an Akron physician.


19.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... talk by a spirit of love and ...  BB The Family Afterward, p.125  
We do talk about each other a great deal, but we almost invariably temper such talk by a spirit of love and tolerance.


20.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... talk down to an alcoholic from any ...  BB Working With Others, p.95  
Never talk down to an alcoholic from any moral or spiritual hilltop; simply lay out the kit of spiritual tools for his inspection.


21.
View TRADITION TWELVE essay   ... talk easily about A.A. to almost anyone.  12&12 Tradition Twelve, p.186  
When opportunities to be helpful came along, he found he could talk easily about A.A. to almost anyone.


22.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... talk frankly with you so long as ...  BB To Employers, p.145  
Can he talk frankly with you so long as he does not bear business tales or criticize his associates?


23.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... talk further about himself, do not wear ...  BB Working With Others, p.95  
Unless your friend wants to talk further about himself, do not wear out your welcome.


24.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... talk has been sane, quiet and full ...  BB Working With Others, p.94  
If your talk has been sane, quiet and full of human understanding, you have perhaps made a friend.


25.
View STEP NINE essay   ... talk in complete frankness with those who ...  12&12 Step Nine, p.85  
As soon as we begin to feel confident in our new way of life and have begun, by our behavior and example, to convince those about us that we are indeed changing for the better, it is usually safe to talk in complete frankness with those who have been seriously affected, even those who may be only a little or not at all aware of what we have done to them.


26.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... talk in our kitchen multiplies itself in ...  BB Bill's Story, p.16  
Each day my friend's simple talk in our kitchen multiplies itself in a widening circle of peace on earth and good will to men.


27.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... talk in the jazz places uptown.  BB Bill's Story, p.3  
There was loud talk in the jazz places uptown.


28.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... talk incessantly to them about spiritual matters.  BB Into Action, p.83  
We should not talk incessantly to them about spiritual matters.


29.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... talk, let him do so.  BB Working With Others, p.91  
If he wishes to talk, let him do so.


30.
View TRADITION THREE essay   ... talk like this around here. You'll have ...  12&12 Tradition Three, p.143  
They said firmly, "You can't talk like this around here. You'll have to quit it or get out."


31.
View STEP TWO essay   ... talk of God."  12&12 Step Two, p.28  
Relieved of the alcohol obsession, their lives unaccountably transformed, they came to believe in a Higher Power, and most of them began to talk of God."


32.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... talk of spiritual discoveries.  BB Into Action, p.77  
He is going to be more interested in a demonstration of good will than in our talk of spiritual discoveries.


33.
View TRADITION SEVEN essay   ... talk on how broke the club was.  12&12 Tradition Seven, p.163  
During the intermission, the treasurer gave a timid talk on how broke the club was.


34.
View STEP NINE essay   ... talk prudence while practicing evasion.  12&12 Step Nine, p.85  
Let's not talk prudence while practicing evasion.


35.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... talk that God will take care of ...  BB The Family Afterward, p.128  
What about his talk that God will take care of them?


36.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... talk to a man with a better ...  BB To Employers, p.146  
An alcoholic who has recovered, but holds a relatively unimportant job, can talk to a man with a better position.


37.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... talk to a new man and watch ...  BB We Agnostics, p.45  
Many times we talk to a new man and watch his hope rise as we discuss his alcoholic problems and explain our fellowship.


38.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... talk to him about the hopelessness of ...  BB Working With Others, p.92  
But you may talk to him about the hopelessness of alcoholism because you offer a solution.


39.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... talk to him if he cares to ...  BB Working With Others, p.90  
You should be described to him as one of a fellowship who, as part of their own recovery, try to help others and who will be glad to talk to him if he cares to see you.


40.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... talk to one of them.  BB To Wives, p.112  
Your husband may be willing to talk to one of them.


41.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... talk to some phase of drinking.  BB Working With Others, p.91  
After a while, turn the talk to some phase of drinking.


42.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... talk to somebody about them.  12&12 Step Five, p.55  
We have to talk to somebody about them.


43.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... talk to the right person.  BB Into Action, p.74  
We say this because we are very anxious that we talk to the right person.


44.
View TRADITION FIVE essay   ... talk to this man on religious grounds?  12&12 Tradition Five, p.153  
"Now," concludes the oldtimer, "suppose I'd been obliged to talk to this man on religious grounds?


45.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... talk we hear, and a great deal ...  12&12 Step Seven, p.70  
Much of the everyday talk we hear, and a great deal of what we read, highlights man's pride in his own achievements.


46.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... talk with him.  BB To Employers, p.144  
On your employee's return, talk with him.


47.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... talk with me in which he frankly ...  BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxxi  
Following his physical rehabilitation, he had a talk with me in which he frankly stated he thought the treatment a waste of effort, unless I could assure him, which no one ever had, that in the future he would have the "will power" to resist the impulse to drink.


48.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... talk with someone, but whom?  BB A Vision For You, p.154  
He wanted so much to talk with someone, but whom?


49.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... talk with someone ordained by an established ...  BB Into Action, p.74  
Though we have no religious connection, we may still do well to talk with someone ordained by an established religion.


50.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... talk with the person most interested in ...  BB Working With Others, p.90  
If there is any indication that he wants to stop, have a good talk with the person most interested in him -- usually his wife.


51.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... talk your husband will usually revive the ...  BB To Wives, p.112  
If this kind of approach does not catch your husband's interest, it may be best to drop the subject, but after a friendly talk your husband will usually revive the topic himself.


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