ABUSE & VIOLENCE IN THE CHURCH, Bill Gothard, Bill Gothard & IBLP Lawsuit, Clergy Misconduct, Clergy Sex Abuse, IBLP and ATI, Personal Stories, SURVIVOR STORIES

From a Bill Gothard Survivor to Other Survivors: Free Yourselves

Bill Gothard, IBLP, ATI, Institutes in Basic Life Principles, Spiritual Abuse, Sexual Abuse *** The following was written by David Shere, who has been reading here for some time. He wanted to share his thoughts and advice as a Bill Gothard survivor.  This was written after the news that the plaintiffs had dismissed the lawsuit… Continue reading From a Bill Gothard Survivor to Other Survivors: Free Yourselves

Bill Gothard, Christian Marriage, Failure to Report Crimes, Full-Quiver, Homeschool Movement, IBLP and ATI, Patriarchal-Complementarian Movement, Sexual Abuse/Assault and Churches

Josh and Anna Duggar Announce New Pregnancy After His Sex Scandal

Josh Duggar, Sex Scandal, ATI, Ashley Madison   *** The eldest son of Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar of TLC's popular TV show, 19 Kids and Counting is in the news again. Josh and his wife Anna Duggar made an announcement on their family's website. This announcement comes two years after accusations of: alleged sexual abuse… Continue reading Josh and Anna Duggar Announce New Pregnancy After His Sex Scandal

Christian Marriage, Full-Quiver, Gender Roles, Homeschool Movement, IBLP and ATI, Marriage, Marriages Damaged-Destroyed by Sp. Ab., Modesty and Purity Teachings, Patriarchal-Complementarian Movement, Sexual Abuse/Assault and Churches, Women and the Church

Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar and Their Son, Josh Duggar Release Statement Regarding Josh’s Marital Unfaithfulness, and Poof, it’s Gone!

** Jim Bob and Michelle and Josh Duggar release statements related to reports of Josh's sexual infidelity ** This is a followup post to this article: Josh Duggar Reportedly Had Account at Ashley Madison, the Site Used to Help Married People Find Someone with Whom to Have an Extramarital Affair Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar, along with… Continue reading Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar and Their Son, Josh Duggar Release Statement Regarding Josh’s Marital Unfaithfulness, and Poof, it’s Gone!

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Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar are Still Scheduled to Speak at ATI & IBLP Conferences which Promote Bill Gothard’s Teaching Materials

*** Bill Gothard, ATI, IBLP, Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar, Homeschool Curricula *** The Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar family has been a long-time supporter and promoter of Bill Gothard's ATI homeschool program and foundational program at Institute in Basic Life Principles. Bill Gothard resigned from the Institute in Basic Life Principles in the Spring of 2014.… Continue reading Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar are Still Scheduled to Speak at ATI & IBLP Conferences which Promote Bill Gothard’s Teaching Materials

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Victim of Bill Gothard’s Teachings Speaks out about Josh Duggar Scandal, Mike Huckabee: Bill Gothard’s Dangerous Agenda and Influence in Political Arena and Society at Large

*** Bill Gothard, Mike Huckabee, Sex Abuse Coverup, Political and Social Influence, and an Agenda *** *** Some may remember Dash's (pseudonym) personal story I posted a while back. Dash was raised with parents who adhered to Bill Gothard's teachings and suffered severe emotional, physical, and spiritual abuse. I covered his story in two articles: Man… Continue reading Victim of Bill Gothard’s Teachings Speaks out about Josh Duggar Scandal, Mike Huckabee: Bill Gothard’s Dangerous Agenda and Influence in Political Arena and Society at Large

Bill Gothard, Failure to Report Crimes, Forgiveness, Homeschool Movement, Mandatory Reporting, Mental Health and the Church, Parenting, Patriarchal-Complementarian Movement, Sexual Abuse/Assault and Churches

How I Would Have Responded as a Parent to the Josh Duggar Sexual Abuse Scenario

*** This past week has been a whirlwind with the Josh Duggar sex abuse allegations from 12 years that recently surfaced. Josh Duggar is the eldest child of Patriarchical family and model ATI (Bill Gothard's homeschool curricula) family. Josh Duggar and his family star in the popular reality show on TLC, 19 Kids and Counting. As this… Continue reading How I Would Have Responded as a Parent to the Josh Duggar Sexual Abuse Scenario

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Man Shares Personal Testimony of How Bill Gothard Used Bible Verses Which Led to the Abuse of Children, Part 2

*** Personal Story of Abuse following the teachings of Bill Gothard, ATI, IBLP The following is Part 2 of Dash sharing how the teachings of Bill Gothard influenced his parents to "spank" his siblings. Although I know Dash's identity, he has asked to remain anonymous. Dash's account shows that they were not spankings, but abuse:… Continue reading Man Shares Personal Testimony of How Bill Gothard Used Bible Verses Which Led to the Abuse of Children, Part 2

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Man Shares Personal Testimony of How Bill Gothard Used Bible Verses Which Led to the Abuse of Children

Personal Story of Abuse following the teachings of Bill Gothard, ATI, IBLP Last month, "Dash" commented on an older SSB article, Bill Gothard's New Program/Ministry: Total Success Power Teams. He used some strong words to describe his experience: I am a survivor of Gothard’s cult. I experienced unspeakable physical, sexual, and emotional abuse from my… Continue reading Man Shares Personal Testimony of How Bill Gothard Used Bible Verses Which Led to the Abuse of Children

Bill Gothard, IBLP and ATI, Personal Stories

Survivor Shares about Abuse in Which He Puts the Blame Ultimately on the Teachings of Bill Gothard

** Abuse Survivor Shares Experience with Bill Gothard's Teachings (IBLP) and Holds Him Responsible ** *** A comment was left by "Dash" very early this morning on an old article from October of 2014, Bill Gothard’s New Program/Ministry: Total Success Power Teams. When someone comments on an old post, you know they used search engines to… Continue reading Survivor Shares about Abuse in Which He Puts the Blame Ultimately on the Teachings of Bill Gothard

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Bill Gothard’s New Program/Ministry: Total Success Power Teams

Bill Gothard launches new accountability ministry/program: Total Success Power Teams BACKGROUND A few weeks ago, I was given some information regarding a new "program" that Bill Gothard is promoting.  I was shocked that he'd want to get back in the saddle of ministry work so soon after resigning from the Board of the Institute in Basic… Continue reading Bill Gothard’s New Program/Ministry: Total Success Power Teams

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Attention Homeschool Moms: A Potential Homeschool Mom Asks about Agenda-Free Christian Homeschool Curricula

*** Christian Homeschool Curricula:  How can we find safe and agenda-free material to use? ***   On the SSB Facebook page, I posted a link to an article, Duggar Family to Homeschool with Alpha Omega Publications). The Duggar family, as you may be aware, is the quiverfull family on the very popular TLC show, 19 Kids and Counting. The… Continue reading Attention Homeschool Moms: A Potential Homeschool Mom Asks about Agenda-Free Christian Homeschool Curricula

Bill Gothard, Homeschool Movement, IBLP and ATI, Kevin Swanson, Modesty and Purity Teachings, Patriarchal-Complementarian Movement, Sexual Abuse/Assault and Churches, Women and the Church

Kevin Swanson Defends Bill Gothard’s Sexual Harassment Charges While Publicly Trash Talks Blogs

*     *     * Kevin Swanson defends his friend, Bill Gothard against accusations of sexual harassment, while accusing Spiritual Sounding Board and Patheos.com blogs of dancing on the grave of Christian fundamentalism and Biblical Christianity. *     *     * Last week, I was notified by a Twitter friend/follower that… Continue reading Kevin Swanson Defends Bill Gothard’s Sexual Harassment Charges While Publicly Trash Talks Blogs

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How do you warn someone about a dangerous spiritual group? What if that person is your spouse?

*** How do you warn someone about a dangerous or spiritually abusive leader or group?  What if that someone is your spouse? *** Commenter, TIA, responded to my comment with a couple of key questions that were left unanswered.  I think would be helpful to discuss these important questions, especially in light of the second… Continue reading How do you warn someone about a dangerous spiritual group? What if that person is your spouse?