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The Dreaded “B” Word

12 August 2013, 06:00

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During the healing process of leaving ATI (or any other legalistic group) and discovering Jesus Christ and His gospel, there is often a very painful transition for individuals as they must face all the lies they believed, lies which are often coupled with a long history of injustices and abuse. I like to compare this […]

What Forgiveness Isn’t

29 April 2013, 06:00

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6 myths that may be keeping you from letting go by Denise George I listened quietly as my friend Jamie told me the frank details of the sexual abuse she’d suffered as a child. “I hate my father!” she blurted out. “He abused me for more than a decade!” Jamie cried. “But my pastor said […]

How “Counseling Sexual Abuse” Blames and Shames Survivors

18 April 2013, 06:00

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Versions of the Institute in Basic Life Principles (IBLP) document “Counseling Sexual Abuse” were distributed at Advanced Training Institute (ATI) Counseling Seminars for over a decade. The document speaks for itself, but Recovering Grace would like to point out how victim-blaming and/or callous dismissal of abuse survivors’ pain is built into almost every one of […]

Emotion – A Dirty Word

2 May 2012, 06:00

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I was watching Soul Surfer with my daughter the other day. (She is ten and LOVES this movie!) I was enjoying it too, until something at the end got under my skin. . . No, not the shark attack–something else. It was during the competition. They were almost out of time and her confidence faltered. […]