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From the books  ...  Alcoholics Anonymous (Big Book) and Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions (12 & 12)


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1.
  ... secure.  12&12 Step Three, p.36
Not only are we more independent, we are even more comfortable and secure.


2.
  ... secure a much coveted internship in a ...  BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.174
I conducted myself so creditably that I was able to secure a much coveted internship in a western city, where I spent two years.


3.
  ... secure among grown-up people, we would have ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.116
It became clear that if we ever were to feel emotionally secure among grown-up people, we would have to put our lives on a give-and-take basis; we would have to develop the sense of being in partnership or brotherhood with all those around us.


4.
  ... secure and slothful later on -- only we ...  12&12 Step Six, p.67
And how often we work hard with no better motive than to be secure and slothful later on -- only we call that "retiring."


5.
  ... secure as he tries to attain these ...  12&12 Step Six, p.64
And he wishes to be reasonably safe and secure as he tries to attain these things.


6.
  ... secure by some unhealthy kind of domination ...  12&12 Step Twelve, pp.116-117
Even when our fortunes had not ebbed that much and we nevertheless found ourselves alone in the world, we still vainly tried to be secure by some unhealthy kind of domination or dependence.


7.
  ... secure for so long as we try, ...  12&12 Step Eleven, p.98
And we will be comforted and assured that our own destiny in that realm will be secure for so long as we try, however falteringly, to find and do the will of our own Creator.


8.
  ... secure from Him sure and definite answers ...  12&12 Step Eleven, p.103
Of course, it is reasonable and understandable that the question is often asked: "Why can't we take a specific and troubling dilemma straight to God, and in prayer secure from Him sure and definite answers to our requests?"


9.
  ... secure in their persons, made no effort ...  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.


10.
  ... secure ourselves.  12&12 Step Twelve, p.115
Where people had temporarily let us run their lives as though they were still children, we had felt very happy and secure ourselves.


11.
  ... secure their confidence when others fail.  BB Working With Others, p.89
You can secure their confidence when others fail.


12.
  ... secure their consent.  BB Into Action, p.80
Before taking drastic action which might implicate other people we secure their consent.


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