Bill Gothard, Courtship, Doug Phillips & Vision Forum, Extra-Biblical Nonsense, Full-Quiver, God's Design for the Family, Homeschool Movement, IBLP and ATI, Lourdes Torres vs Doug Phillips lawsuit, Modesty and Purity Teachings, Parenting, Patriarchal-Complementarian Movement, Personal Stories, Stay-At-Home Daughters Movement, Vision Forum

A Young Woman’s Personal Story: The Residual Effects of the Teachings by Doug Philips, Bill Gothard, and Patriarchy

Doug Phillips, Patriarchy, Vision Forum, Stay-at-home daughters, Courtship, Quiverfull, Bill Gothard It's been a while since I've posted anything about Doug Phillips, Vision Forum, Bill Gothard, or Patriarchy teachings. A young woman who identified as "Done Running" posted her personal story and it deserves its own post. Done Running describes the residual effects of patriarchal… Continue reading A Young Woman’s Personal Story: The Residual Effects of the Teachings by Doug Philips, Bill Gothard, and Patriarchy

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Doug Phillips Releases Statement Attempting to Appear Innocent of All Sexual Allegations Against Him after Lawsuit Settlement

Doug Phillips, Vision Forum, Sex Abuse Lawsuit, Lourdes Torres, Clergy Sex Abuse, David C. Gibbs III On October 30, 2013, Doug Phillips, President of Vision Forum Ministries, stepped down from his position and issued this public statement: In June of 2016, I posted about the conclusion of the lawsuit: it was dismissed and settled: Doug Phillips:… Continue reading Doug Phillips Releases Statement Attempting to Appear Innocent of All Sexual Allegations Against Him after Lawsuit Settlement

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Did Former Vision Forum President Doug Phillips Play Hide-and-Seek with Process Server?

Former Vision Forum President and prominent Christian homeschool leader, Doug Phillips, apparently made attempts to evade process server So . . . the other day, I was sent something interesting about Doug Phillips - a public court document. I shared with Kathi the gist of it and asked if she had any ideas of background… Continue reading Did Former Vision Forum President Doug Phillips Play Hide-and-Seek with Process Server?

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Update on Lourdes Torres-Manteufel vs Doug Phillips Lawsuit

Update on Lourdes Torres-Manteufel vs Doug Phillips Vision Forum Lawsuit

Homeschool Movement, Kevin Swanson, Stay-At-Home Daughters Movement

Is there a correlation between sexual abuse as an adult and homeschooling?

**** Kevin Swanson attempts to tie together child abuse statistics from the Gen 2 Survey, a University of Oregon campus sexual assault survey, and stay-at-home daughters. ****   -By Kathi On February 6th, Christian homeschool leader Kevin Swanson and Steve Vaughn did a radio broadcast entitled, "1/3 of College Women Sexually Abused." Swanson fails to mention… Continue reading Is there a correlation between sexual abuse as an adult and homeschooling?

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Beall Phillips, Wife of Fallen Homeschool Leader and Vision Forum Founder Doug Phillips, Publicly Responds to Excommunication by Former Church

Beall Phillips, wife of fallen homeschool leader Doug Phillips (Vision Forum Founder), publicly responds to excommunication by former church, Boerne Christian Assembly   Only hours after the public notice given by Doug Phillips' former church elders regarding his excommunication (see article, Boerne Christian Assembly Excommunicates Patriarchy and Homeschool Leader Doug Phillips), Beall Phillips, the wife of Doug Phillips,… Continue reading Beall Phillips, Wife of Fallen Homeschool Leader and Vision Forum Founder Doug Phillips, Publicly Responds to Excommunication by Former Church

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Boerne Christian Assembly Excommunicates Patriarchy and Homeschool Leader Doug Phillips

***  The elders at Boerne Christian Assembly have officially and publicly announced that Doug Phillips is now excommunicated from the church he founded. ***           The notice was signed by: Jeff Horn, Elder David Fry, Elder You can read the rest of the response at the Boerne Christian Assembly (BCA) website. In… Continue reading Boerne Christian Assembly Excommunicates Patriarchy and Homeschool Leader Doug Phillips

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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

Doug Phillips & Vision Forum, Family Integrated Churches, Homeschool Legal Defense Association, Homeschool Movement, Leaving the Church, Patriarchal-Complementarian Movement

Doug Phillips Update, and Beall Phillips Publicly Responds to Michael Farris’ Recent Statement

Doug Phillips and family-integrated churches, his family's new church, and Beall Phillips' response to HSLDA's Michael Farris' statement   Attention:  All of you families who may have abandoned life-long friends and stopped going to traditional age-segregated churches, proclaiming them anti-Biblical because of the teachings by Doug Phillips and Vision Forum . . . . .… Continue reading Doug Phillips Update, and Beall Phillips Publicly Responds to Michael Farris’ Recent Statement

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Fallen Patriarchy Leader Doug Phillips Leaves Former Church and Becomes Member of New Church without “Letter of Transfer”

*** Vision Forum's fallen patriarchal leader, Doug Phillips, has become a member of another church without obtaining the required "letter of transfer" from the church he established and formerly led, Boerne Christian Assembly I've been hearing about this news for quite some time, but now it is official. Boerne Christian Assembly (BCA), the family-integrated church which… Continue reading Fallen Patriarchy Leader Doug Phillips Leaves Former Church and Becomes Member of New Church without “Letter of Transfer”

Bill Gothard, Courtship, Disturbing Trends, Doug Wilson, John Piper, Owen Strachan, Parenting, Stay-At-Home Daughters Movement

Desiring God and Daddies Dating…Their Daughters’ Boyfriends? Is John Piper Promoting Patriarchy?

Are Desiring God & John Piper shifting to "Biblical Patriarchy" over complementarianism, following Gregg Harris', Bill Gothard's, Scott Brown's, Doug Phillips' and Doug Wilson's courtship model?     by Cindy Kunsman The champions of patriarchy worked hard last week, busy on the front lines by saving the world through their insight and wisdom. On June 11,… Continue reading Desiring God and Daddies Dating…Their Daughters’ Boyfriends? Is John Piper Promoting Patriarchy?

Church Governance or Policy Issues, Doctrine as Idol, Doug Phillips & Vision Forum, Homeschool Movement, Kevin Swanson, Scott Brown, Spiritual Bullies, Voddie Baucham

The Family-Integrated Church Movement is Getting Some Much-Needed Heat from Critics

*** The Family-Integrated Church movement is getting some heat by critic, Pastor Shawn Mathis. Pastor Kevin Swanson is forced to make a choice: OPC or National Center for Family-Integrated Churches (NCFIC) *** by Julie Anne The National Center for Family-Integrated Churches NCFIC began as an off-shoot from the Doug Phillips' now defunct "ministry," Vision Forum (I cannot… Continue reading The Family-Integrated Church Movement is Getting Some Much-Needed Heat from Critics

Failure to Report Crimes, Sexual Abuse/Assault and Churches

Six Homeschool Brothers Arrested for Alleged Sex Abuse against Younger Sister

*** Six brothers from a large homeschool family were arrested for allegedly sexually violating their younger sister for 10 years.  Parents, John and Nita Jackson, were also charged for failing to report. Two of the brothers were members of Scott Brown's  (NCFIC) Hope Bible Church.   *** Six North Carolina brothers were arrested last week… Continue reading Six Homeschool Brothers Arrested for Alleged Sex Abuse against Younger Sister

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Lourdes, Lifeboats, and Bounded Choice: Part III (Raised in a Totalist Institution)

*** Using Katie Botkin's lifeboat analogy, Cindy Kunsman explores the “Second Generation Adult” and Lourdes Torres-Mantefeuel's alleged sex abuse by Vision Forum's Doug Phillips ***   Part III in a Series Link to Part I Link to Part II By Cindy Kunsman, UnderMuchGrace.com On the same day that Lourdes Torres-Manteufel's petition was filed, the first cousin… Continue reading Lourdes, Lifeboats, and Bounded Choice: Part III (Raised in a Totalist Institution)

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Doug Phillips’ Vision Forum Revisionist (Art) History

*** Did Vision Forum revise ("photochopped," as opposed to Photoshopped) art history to promote their Patriarchal agenda? *** Note from Julie Anne: Cindy Kunsman and I were corresponding by e-mail about her upcoming series which will be hosted here at SSB and she sent me a link to an old post as a side comment.   Check out… Continue reading Doug Phillips’ Vision Forum Revisionist (Art) History

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Crumbling Foundation: How Do We Move on after Doug Phillips and Bill Gothard, our Spiritual Leaders, Have Failed Us?

*** How do we move on spiritually when we have based our lives around the teachings of spiritual leaders like Doug Phillips or Bill Gothard who have fallen? ***   With the recent scandals involving Doug Phillips and Bill Gothard, it is as if the spiritual rug has been pulled for some families. These men were so… Continue reading Crumbling Foundation: How Do We Move on after Doug Phillips and Bill Gothard, our Spiritual Leaders, Have Failed Us?

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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. ** I tell you what, my head is spinning this week with so many items of news regarding scandals by Christian leaders, especially within Christian Patriarchy.  But… Continue reading Patriarchy: Doug Phillips, Bill Gothard, Doug Wilson and Damage Control

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Attempting to Set the Doug Phillips Record Straight: Part 3 – The Timeline

*** This is an account of the Douglas Phillips' sex abuse scandal as told by sources close to Phillips' former business and ministry, Vision Forum, and church, Boerne Christian Assembly. It chronicles when people discovered the depth of his adulterous relationship and describes actions they took. ***  Note: This article is Part 3 in a series: Attempting… Continue reading Attempting to Set the Doug Phillips Record Straight: Part 3 – The Timeline

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Homeschool Mom Responds to the Doug Phillips Scandal and His Influence in Patriarchy, Christian Homeschool Movement and Conferences

*** A homeschool mother responds to the influence of Doug Phillips in Patriarchy, in the Homeschool Movement, in Christian Homeschool Conferences, and how it has affected her family and her faith. ***   A comment came in a bit ago from "devaneyjoy" on the article, Attempting to Set the Doug Phillips Record Straight: Part 2 - The… Continue reading Homeschool Mom Responds to the Doug Phillips Scandal and His Influence in Patriarchy, Christian Homeschool Movement and Conferences

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Attempting to Set the Doug Phillips Record Straight: Part 2 – The Victim

*** The Account of Doug Phillips and the Victim *** All forms of sexual behavior or harassment with clients are unethical, even when a client invites or consents to such behavior or involvement. ~American Association of Pastoral Counselors *** Note:  This article is Part 2 in a series.  The first part is Attempting to Set the… Continue reading Attempting to Set the Doug Phillips Record Straight: Part 2 – The Victim