ABUSE & VIOLENCE IN THE CHURCH, Southern Baptist Convention

Houston Chronicle’s “Abuse of Faith” in the SBC – Article #1 of 3 – Resources for Additional Research

Readers new to “abuse survivor blogs” may not be aware, but there is a huge reservoir of research and resource material from abuse survivors, advocates, and activists that corroborates the “Abuse of Faith” series. This page compiles background resources to all the situations and stories covered in the first article of the “Abuse of Faith”… Continue reading Houston Chronicle’s “Abuse of Faith” in the SBC – Article #1 of 3 – Resources for Additional Research

ABUSE & VIOLENCE IN THE CHURCH, Bill Gothard & IBLP Lawsuit, Failure to Report Crimes, Homeschool Movement, IBLP and ATI, Mandatory Reporting, Modesty and Purity Teachings, Sexual Abuse/Assault and Churches, Spiritual Authority, Statute of Limitations

Second Amended Complaint Filed in Bill Gothard & IBLP Sex Abuse Lawsuit: 18 Victims in Lawsuit

Bill Gothard, Lawsuit, IBLP, Institute in Basic Life Principles, David C. Gibbs III, Sex Abuse, Sexual Grooming, ALERT

Christian Marriage, Doug Phillips & Vision Forum, Doug Wilson, Extra-Biblical Nonsense, Failure to Report Crimes, God's Design for the Family, Homeschool Legal Defense Association, Homeschool Movement, IBLP and ATI, Kevin Swanson, Legalism, Mandatory Reporting, Marriages Damaged-Destroyed by Sp. Ab., Mike Farris, Patriarchal-Complementarian Movement, Patrick Henry College, Reconstructionist-Dominion Movement, Sexual Abuse/Assault and Churches, Spiritual Abuse, Spiritual Bullies, Vision Forum, Women and the Church

Patriarchy: Doug Phillips, Bill Gothard, Doug Wilson and Damage Control

** Media and blogosphere are abuzz with sex abuse stories coming from Patriarchy proponents, Bill Gothard and Doug Phillips. Gothard releases a statement, other Christian leaders defend Patriarchy.

Doug Phillips & Vision Forum, Full-Quiver, Homeschool Movement, Modesty and Purity Teachings, Patriarchal-Complementarian Movement, Sexual Abuse/Assault and Churches, Spiritual Abuse, Stay-At-Home Daughters Movement, Vision Forum, Women and the Church

Does the Doug Phillips et al Brand of “Biblical Patriarchy” Groom Stay-at-Home Daughters to be Victims of Abuse?

*     *     * In some conservative Biblical Patriarchal circles, young ladies remain at home, sheltered, under the protection of their father.  They are generally not allowed to work outside the home or attend college.  This is in order to “protect” them from worldly influence.  Could this practice be setting up these… Continue reading Does the Doug Phillips et al Brand of “Biblical Patriarchy” Groom Stay-at-Home Daughters to be Victims of Abuse?

Council for Bibl. Manhood & Womanhood, Kevin Swanson, Patriarchal-Complementarian Movement, Sovereign Grace Ministries, Women and the Church

CBMW: Christian Feminists, Complementarians, and Are Men Protecting Their Position of Privilege?

*     *     * *     *     * Last year when I started blogging and connecting with other blogs/bloggers, there were two big words that meant nothing to me:  complementarian and egalitarian.   In fact, at first the words just plain annoyed me and I didn’t bother to look… Continue reading CBMW: Christian Feminists, Complementarians, and Are Men Protecting Their Position of Privilege?

SURVIVOR STORIES, Tithing

Spiritual Abuse: Pastor Uses Shame and Humiliation to Elicit Tithes

Tithing has not been a topic that I’ve discussed and to be honest, I really haven’t researched it much in the past, but here are some links I found very quickly (and I don’t know anything about them): The Truth about Tithing     Tithing:  The Great False Doctrine The Tithing Debate It is a topic… Continue reading Spiritual Abuse: Pastor Uses Shame and Humiliation to Elicit Tithes

Courtship, Homeschool Movement, Modesty and Purity Teachings, Patriarchal-Complementarian Movement, Single and Christian

The UnMarried Movie: Singleness as a Result of Rigid and Controlled Parenting

I’m still getting comments on the UnMarried movie posts (More Background Info on the Movie: UnMarried and UnMarried Movie: Is Staying Single Sabotaging Chr… )  and today while looking through my Twitter feed, I noticed quite a few tweets on the topics of modesty and purity.  In case you missed the brief movie trailer, here it is:I’ve discussed… Continue reading The UnMarried Movie: Singleness as a Result of Rigid and Controlled Parenting

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Americans: Church in a Building, Church in No Building, or No Church at All?

What is happening to America’s churches?   There seems to be a lot of confusion and mayhem.  Pastors like Ed Young with mega churches live in million dollar mansions.   Celebrity pastors are authors, write book endorsements for their celebrity pastor author friends.  Conferences are held with more celebrity pastors sharing the platform with their… Continue reading Americans: Church in a Building, Church in No Building, or No Church at All?