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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 FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION   ... women.   BB Foreword to Second Edition, p.xvii  
The membership had then reached about 100 men and women.


2.
View FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION   ... women.   BB Foreword to Second Edition, p.xx  
More than 15% of us are women.


3.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... women.   BB More About Alcoholism, p.33  
This is particularly true of women.


4.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... women.   BB To Wives, p.104  
But what we have said applies quite as much to women.


5.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... women.   BB To Wives, p.106  
Sometimes there were other women.


6.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... women.   BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.178  
For some reason, we alcoholics seem to have the gift of picking out the world's finest women.


7.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... women.   12&12 Step Twelve, p.120  
Free of marital responsibilities, they can participate in enterprises which would be denied to family men and women.


8.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... women adopt a spiritual way of life ...   BB To Wives, p.114  
If such women adopt a spiritual way of life their road will be smoother.


9.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... women and men -- they can devote themselves ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.120  
In partnership with others -- women and men -- they can devote themselves to any number of ideas, people, and constructive projects.


10.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... women, and to all these he gave ...   BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.171  
To 1950, the year of his death, he carried the A.A. message to more than 5,000 alcoholic men and women, and to all these he gave his medical services without thought of charge.


11.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... women are strikingly agreed.   BB We Agnostics, p.50  
On one proposition, however, these men and women are strikingly agreed.


12.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... women, capable of being nicer if our ...   BB To Wives, p.116  
We thought, on the whole, we were pretty good women, capable of being nicer if our husbands stopped drinking.


13.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... women carry with us a picture of ...   BB To Wives, p.118  
We women carry with us a picture of the ideal man, the sort of chap we would like our husbands to be.


14.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... women, desperately in need, will see these ...   BB There Is A Solution, p.29  
Our hope is that many alcoholic men and women, desperately in need, will see these pages, and we believe that it is only by fully disclosing ourselves and our problems that they will be persuaded to say, "Yes, I am one of them too; I must have this thing."


15.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... women didn't exert themselves to be secure ...   12&12 Step Four, p.42  
If men and women didn't exert themselves to be secure in their persons, made no effort to harvest food or construct shelter, there would be no survival.


16.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... women drink essentially because they like the ...   BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxviii  
Men and women drink essentially because they like the effect produced by alcohol.


17.
View APPENDIX I, The A.A. Tradition   ... women ever had a more urgent need ...   BB Appendix I, The A.A. Tradition, p.561  
Therefore, no society of men and women ever had a more urgent need for continuous effectiveness and permanent unity.


18.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... women folk have suggested certain attitudes a ...   BB The Family Afterward, p.122  
Our women folk have suggested certain attitudes a wife may take with the husband who is recovering.


19.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... women, happy in their release, and constantly ...   BB A Vision For You, p.159  
Seeing much of each other, scarce an evening passed that someone's home did not shelter a little gathering of men and women, happy in their release, and constantly thinking how they might present their discovery to some newcomer.


20.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... women in a fashion we wouldn't care ...   BB Into Action, p.80  
Perhaps we are mixed up with women in a fashion we wouldn't care to have advertised.


21.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... women in A.A., this chapter assumes that ...   BB To Wives (Note), p.104  
(*) Written in 1939, when there were few women in A.A., this chapter assumes that the alcoholic in the home is likely to be the husband.


22.
View FOREWORD TO THIRD EDITION   Women now make up more than one-fourth ...   BB Foreword to Third Edition, p.xxii  
Women now make up more than one-fourth of the membership; among newer members, the proportion is nearly one-third.


23.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... women of all religions have left us ...   12&12 Step Eleven, p.99  
We won't have far to seek; the great men and women of all religions have left us a wonderful supply.


24.
View TRADITION ELEVEN essay   ... women of the press have attached themselves ...   12&12 Tradition Eleven, p.181  
On almost every newsfront, the men and women of the press have attached themselves to us as friends.


25.
View STEP EIGHT essay   ... women, of whatever description, is a moving ...   12&12 Step Eight, p.77  
Learning how to live in the greatest peace, partnership, and brotherhood with all men and women, of whatever description, is a moving and fascinating adventure.


26.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... women open with wonder as they move ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.110  
To watch the eyes of men and women open with wonder as they move from darkness into light, to see their lives quickly fill with new purpose and meaning, to see whole families reassembled, to see the alcoholic outcast received back into his community in full citizenship, and above all to watch these people awaken to the presence of a loving God in their lives -- these things are the substance of what we receive as we carry A.A.'s message to the next alcoholic.


27.
View STEP SIX essay   ... women pour so much alcohol into themselves ...   12&12 Step Six, p.64  
When men and women pour so much alcohol into themselves that they destroy their lives, they commit a most unnatural act.


28.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... women regain their health as readily as ...   BB To Wives, p.104  
There is every evidence that women regain their health as readily as men if they try our suggestions.


29.
View STEP TWO essay   ... women spared from alcohol's final catastrophe.   12&12 Step Two, p.31  
In A.A. we saw the fruits of this belief: men and women spared from alcohol's final catastrophe.


30.
View STEP SIX essay   ... women speak love with their lips, and ...   12&12 Step Six, p.67  
But how many men and women speak love with their lips, and believe what they say, so that they can hide lust in a dark corner of their minds?


31.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... women, that indefinable something in the eyes ...   BB A Vision For You, p.160  
The expression on the faces of the women, that indefinable something in the eyes of the men, the stimulating and electric atmosphere of the place, conspired to let him know that here was haven at last.


32.
View PREFACE   ... women to recovery, there exists strong sentiment ...   BB Preface, p.xi  
Because this book has become the basic text for our Society and has helped such large numbers of alcoholic men and women to recovery, there exists strong sentiment against any radical changes being made in it.


33.
View TRADITION THREE essay   ... women were definitely out.   12&12 Tradition Three, p.140  
So beggars, tramps, asylum inmates, prisoners, queers, plain crackpots, and fallen women were definitely out.


34.
View FOREWORD   ... women who are banded together to solve ...   12&12 Foreword, p.15  
Alcoholics Anonymous is a worldwide fellowship of more than one hundred thousand(*) alcoholic men and women who are banded together to solve their common problems and to help fellow sufferers in recovery from that age-old, baffling malady, alcoholism.


35.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... women who are constitutionally incapable of being ...   BB How It Works, p.58  
Those who do not recover are people who cannot or will not completely give themselves to this simple program, usually men and women who are constitutionally incapable of being honest with themselves.


36.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... women who are unafraid, even happy under ...   BB To Wives, p.111  
We know women who are unafraid, even happy under these conditions.


37.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... women who drink are on the increase.   BB To Wives, p.104  
Our activities in behalf of women who drink are on the increase.


38.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... women who go power-mad, who devote themselves ...   12&12 Step Four, p.43  
We have also seen men and women who go power-mad, who devote themselves to attempting to rule their fellows.


39.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... women who have done it.   BB To Wives, p.114  
We know women who have done it.


40.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... women who have lost the ability to ...   BB More About Alcoholism, p.30  
We alcoholics are men and women who have lost the ability to control our drinking.


41.
View FOREWORD TO FIRST EDITION   ... women who have recovered from a seemingly ...   BB Foreword to First Edition, p.xiii  
We, of Alcoholics Anonymous, are more than one hundred men and women who have recovered from a seemingly hopeless state of mind and body.


42.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... women who knew her problem, to hear ...   BB A Vision For You, p.160  
Many a distracted wife has visited this house to find loving and understanding companionship among women who knew her problem, to hear from the lips of their husbands what had happened to them, to be advised how her own wayward mate might be hospitalized and approached when next he stumbled.


43.
View PREAMBLE   ... women who share their experience, strength and ...   Grapevine Preamble  
Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.


44.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... women who were once just as hopeless ...   BB There Is A Solution, p.17  
We, of Alcoholics Anonymous, know thousands of men and women who were once just as hopeless as Bill.


45.
View APPENDIX V, The Religious View on AA   ... women who would be hopelessly down and ...   BB Appendix V, The Religious View on A.A., p.572  
This self-insurance has resulted in the restoration of physical, mental and spiritual health and self-respect to hundreds of men and women who would be hopelessly down and out without its unique but effective therapy."


46.
View FOREWORD TO FOURTH EDITION   ... women) with quite similar social, ethnic, and ...   BB Foreword to Fourth Edition, p.xxiii  
When the phrase "We are people who normally would not mix" (page 17 of this book) was written in 1939, it referred to a Fellowship composed largely of men (and a few women) with quite similar social, ethnic, and economic backgrounds.


47.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... women, worldly indeed.   BB We Agnostics, p.50  
Here are thousands of men and women, worldly indeed.


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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