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Darcy shares how the Gothard perspective on male/female relationships leads to shame, pride, dysfunction, and dependence on formulas for success.
Lizzie shares her account of how she was sexually harassed by Bill Gothard while working for IBLP in Illinois.
Recovering Grace publicly responds to a Thanksgiving 2011 letter from Bill Gothard addressed to “All Past and Present ATI Students.”
Betsy writes about how many ATI students were not allowed to develop relationships outside of their families, and how that resulted in stunted emotional and social development.
The RG team issues a public call for Bill Gothard to acknowledge, repent of, and make restitution for a decades-long pattern of emotional and sexual harassment of young women under his influence.
Kylar shares a very traumatic story of how Bill Gothard’s teachings led his father to sexually abuse him in some rather bizarre ways.
A republication of an 1998 document by the leadership of Calvary Bible Church in Fort Worth, TX, which gives an excellent overview of the fatal theological flaws in Bill Gothard’s system of Christianity.
Grace shares another account of being sexually harassed by Bill Gothard while working at IBLP headquarters in Oak Brook, IL.
An article giving an overview of the problems found in Bill Gothard’s Basic Seminar. Geared towards those attending the seminar for the first time, the article discusses Gothard’s misuse of scripture, anecdotes, and guilt, as well as the missing ingredient of grace.
Annette shares yet another account of being sexually harassed by Bill Gothard while working at IBLP headquarters in Oak Brook, IL.
Mary Elizabeth shares a heart-breaking story about how the extreme emphasis on purity in ATI sometimes backfires.
Ryan shares his personal struggles caused by being raised with the “quiverfull” mindset that having a large family is “God’s best.”
The RG team analyzes an IBLP counseling chart about sexual abuse, and discusses how how victim-blaming and/or callous dismissal of abuse survivors’ pain is built into almost every one of the document’s ten points
David takes a close look at some of Bill Gothard’s more unusual teachings in the area of physical relationships.
John writes about how being raised in Gothardism affected his spiritual and psychological development, and how God’s grace brought healing to not only to him, but his entire family.
Karen writes about the flaws in Bill Gothard’s teachings on courtship, and how those teachings personally impacted her life.
An article on why taking a formulaic approach to every aspect of life isn’t necessarily a safe or healthy option.
John gives a review of Midwest Christian Outreach’s book entitled, A Matter of Basic Principles, an exposé on the teachings and ministry of Bill Gothard.
A mom, Vickie, describes the devastating effects of what happened when her daughter attended one of IBLP’s programs.
Recovering Grace takes a close look at the numerous Biblical fallacies in an email sent from Bill Gothard to his followers on Easter Sunday 2012.
Danyel shares her difficult story of dealing with sexual abuse while growing up in the ATI program.
Kevin discusses several of the more bizarre teachings of Bill Gothard, and how adding rules and regulations to the Christian walk is antithetical to the true gospel of grace.
Joy shares a personal story about how Bill Gothard’s flawed and unbiblical courtship system negatively impacted her life and her relationships.
Joy shares her thoughts on a tragic murder committed by a former ATI student, and shares how Gothard’s teachings on mental illness could have impacted the situation.
Sara shares a letter she wrote to Bill Gothard after he requested all “offended” students to write to him; a letter to which Gothard never responded.