Practice These Principles
Living the Spiritual Disciplines and Virtues in 12-Step Recovery

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These Principles

Spiritual in Nature

Disciplines and Virtues

The Disciplines

The Virtues

Virtue & Character

In All Our Affairs

On Emotional Sobriety

Outlook & Motivation

Character & Emotions

Emotion-Virtues: Gratitude

Principles & Practice

Step One

Surrender

A Humble Admission

Step Two

The Will to Disbelieve

Religion & Spirituality

Experience & Experiment

Step Three

The Turning Point

Right Dependence

Acceptance

Notes

Suggested Readings

Index


Website Features

The Seeing Eye

The Caring Heart

Character Defects

Pride

Dishonesty

Narrow-Mindedness

Emotional Sobriety

Anger

Fear 

Guilt

Practice & Habit

Practice These 

The Virtue of Acceptance

The Virtue of Compassion

The Virtue of Faith

The Virtue of Forgiveness

The Virtue of Generosity

The Virtue of Gratitude

The Virtue of Honesty

The Virtue of Hope

The Virtue of Humility

The Virtue of Justice

The Virtue of Kindness

The Virtue of Open-mindedness

The Virtue of Patience 
 
    In All Our Affairs: Practicing Patience

The Virtue of Perseverance

The Virtue of Serenity

The Virtue of Simplicity

The Virtue of Temperance

The Virtue of Tolerance

The Virtue of Willingness

The Virtue of Wisdom

The Discipline of Confession

The Discipline of Self-examination

The Discipline of Surrender

Reflections in Recovery

"Watch Your Mouth": Cursing in Meetings

"And When We Were Wrong"

Q&C: People Pleasing

One Pedal at a Time

Attraction Rather Than Promotion

Truth? What Is Truth?

A Longing Transformed

How Important Is It?

"Bill W. and Dr. Bob”: Your Story and Mine

Keep the Memory Green

Second Thoughts: Decisions, Reason, and Emotion

Man Knows not His Time

Dying to Self, or Ego Deflation

Experience, Strength, and Hope

When We Change

Love and Service

The Slogans of Step 3

Surrender: Transitive and Intransive

"I'm Grateful to Be Sober, But . . ."

Billy’s Death

Religion and Spirituality: The Matter of Obedience 

Big Book Q&A

AA History Timeline

     Joe's Woes and the First AA Group at a Hospital

Ray's Book Reviews

Back to Vice and Sin

The Little Black Book

The Recovery Bible: A Convenient Anthology

Practice What You Preach

The Emotional Brain: Character, Personality, and Temperament

A Tale of Two Cities: Akron, NY, and The Book That Started It All

Of Mice and Men: The Power of Habit and AA

The Power of Habit and AA: Big Book Move Over

Intellectual Virtues in Recovery

Best Recovery Books

Best AA Books

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