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


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1.
  ... turn again to the deposed founder and ...  12&12 Tradition Two, p.135
Let's turn again to the deposed founder and his friends.


2.
  ... turn and walk back to the fraternity ...  BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.173
Many mornings I have gone to classes, and even though fully prepared, would turn and walk back to the fraternity house because of my jitters, not daring to enter the classroom for fear of making a scene should I be called on for recitation.


3.
  ... turn away from meditation and prayer, we ...  12&12 Step Eleven, p.97
And when we turn away from meditation and prayer, we likewise deprive our minds, our emotions, and our intuitions of vitally needed support.


4.
  ... turn comes to speak at a meeting, ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.110
If our turn comes to speak at a meeting, we again try to carry A.A.'s message.


5.
  ... turn everybody -- friends, wives, husbands, even the ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.115
We had failed to see that though adult in years we were still behaving childishly, trying to turn everybody -- friends, wives, husbands, even the world itself -- into protective parents.


6.
  ... turn for the better.  BB To Employers, p.147
So, for one reason or another, they cover these men, hoping matters will take a turn for the better.


7.
  ... turn, generates more character defects.  12&12 Step Four, p.49
Then fear, in turn, generates more character defects.


8.
  ... turn happy and be free to concentrate ...  12&12 Step Seven, p.71
The world will then turn happy and be free to concentrate on culture and character.


9.
  ... turn his or her life over to ...  12&12 Step Three, p.35
Isn't it true that in all matters touching upon alcohol, each of them has decided to turn his or her life over to the care, protection, and guidance of Alcoholics Anonymous?


10.
  ... turn his own will and his own ...  12&12 Step Three, p.35
No matter how much one wishes to try, exactly how can he turn his own will and his own life over to the care of whatever God he thinks there is?


11.
  ... turn his will and his life over ...  12&12 Step Three, p.39
So how, exactly, can the willing person continue to turn his will and his life over to the Higher Power?


12.
  ... turn in all things to the Father ...  BB Bill's Story, p.14
I must turn in all things to the Father of Light who presides over us all.


13.
  ... turn in its flight like a boomerang ...  BB Bill's Story, p.2
Out of this alloy of drink and speculation, I commenced to forge the weapon that one day would turn in its flight like a boomerang and all but cut me to ribbons.


14.
  ... turn into the real thing and are ...  BB More About Alcoholism, p.33
Potential female alcoholics often turn into the real thing and are gone beyond recall in a few years.


15.
  ... turn may be footsore and may straggle.  BB The Family Afterward, p.122
Each in his turn may be footsore and may straggle.


16.
  ... turn me into a nonentity.  12&12 Step Three, p.36
Nothing is going to turn me into a nonentity.


17.
  ... turn might work with others.  BB Bill's Story, p.14
They in turn might work with others.


18.
  ... turn more and more to the entire ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.111
But in the longer run we clearly realize that these are only the pains of growing up, and nothing but good can come from them if we turn more and more to the entire Twelve Steps for the answers.


19.
  ... turn our thoughts to someone we can ...  BB Into Action, p.84
Then we resolutely turn our thoughts to someone we can help.


20.
  ... turn our will and our life over ...  BB How It Works, p.60
Being convinced, we were at Step Three, which is that we decided to turn our will and our life over to God as we understood Him.


21.
  ... turn our will and our lives over ...  BB How It Works, p.59
3. Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him.


22.
  ... turn our will and our lives over ...  12&12 Contents (Step Three), p.5
Step Three -- "Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God, as we understood Him."


23.
  ... turn our will and our lives over ...  12&12 Step Three, p.34
"Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him."


24.
  ... turn our will and our lives over ...  12&12 Step Three, p.34
In fact, the effectiveness of the whole A.A. program will rest upon how well and earnestly we have tried to come to "a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him."


25.
  ... turn our will and our lives over ...  12&12 Step Three, p.38
So it is by circumstance rather than by any virtue that we have been driven to A.A., have admitted defeat, have acquired the rudiments of faith, and now want to make a decision to turn our will and our lives over to a Higher Power.


26.
  ... turn out, however, that you'll choose someone ...  12&12 Step Five, p.61
It may turn out, however, that you'll choose someone else for the more difficult and deeper revelations.


27.
  ... turn out to be bogeymen, nothing else.  12&12 Step Four, p.49
But the testimony of A.A.'s who have really tried a moral inventory is that pride and fear of this sort turn out to be bogeymen, nothing else.


28.
  ... turn out to be firm bedrock upon ...  12&12 Step One, p.21
Our admissions of personal powerlessness finally turn out to be firm bedrock upon which happy and purposeful lives may be built.


29.
  ... turn out to be one's sponsor, but ...  12&12 Step Five, p.61
This person may turn out to be one's sponsor, but not necessarily so.


30.
  ... turn outward toward our fellow alcoholics who ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.106
Here we turn outward toward our fellow alcoholics who are still in distress.


31.
  ... turn, sought the same escape with all ...  BB There Is A Solution, p.28
We, in our turn, sought the same escape with all the desperation of drowning men.


32.
  ... turn the past to good account.  BB The Family Afterward, p.124
That is true only if one is willing to turn the past to good account.


33.
  ... turn the talk to some phase of ...  BB Working With Others, p.91
After a while, turn the talk to some phase of drinking.


34.
  ... turn the trick.  BB To Employers, p.144
You are betting, of course, that your changed attitude plus the contents of this book will turn the trick.


35.
  ... turn them into demonstrations of faith.  12&12 Step Twelve, p.114
Our basic troubles are the same as everyone else's, but when an honest effort is made "to practice these principles in all our affairs," well-grounded A.A.'s seem to have the ability, by God's grace, to take these troubles in stride and turn them into demonstrations of faith.


36.
  ... turn this man away, he'll soon die.  12&12 Tradition Three, p.142
If we turn this man away, he'll soon die.


37.
  ... turn to Him, all will be well ...  12&12 Step Eleven, p.105
We know that when we turn to Him, all will be well with us, here and hereafter.


38.
  ... turn to the page which contains the ...  BB Into Action, p.75
Taking this book down from our shelf we turn to the page which contains the twelve steps.


39.
  ... turn up the root causes.  12&12 Step Four, pp.52-53
Questions like these, more of which will come to mind easily in each individual case, will help turn up the root causes.


40.
  ... turn up with a bottle of scotch ...  BB Working With Others, p.101
His only chance for sobriety would be some place like the Greenland Ice Cap, and even there an Eskimo might turn up with a bottle of scotch and ruin everything!


41.
  ... turn would mean a night of futile ...  BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.176
This would lessen my chances of smuggling some home that evening, which in turn would mean a night of futile tossing around in bed followed by a morning of unbearable jitters.


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