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The Characteristics of a Sexual Groomer

23 June 2015, 07:54

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When I think back over my life, and what happened to me when I was 20, when I met Bill Gothard, I think of this quote from the character of Rosa Dartle in David Copperfield. With my good, acute memory that never allows me to forget, I can put myself back in that room, that […]

Sacred Grooming, Part Three: A Secretary’s Account of Life With Bill Gothard

24 January 2014, 06:00

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[Editor’s Note: The young woman referred to only as “she” and “her” in the following account is the author herself, “Meg,” but she has written it in the third person. The author was twenty years old during the events in this post. The following is a true story. Click here for Part One of Meg’s […]

The Gospel of Pragmatism

9 May 2013, 06:00

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Pragmatism is basically the idea that positive results are sufficient criteria for determining value, even truth. In other words: if it works, use it. One of the most famous pragmatists was a man known as Nicollo Machiavelli. For Machiavelli, the goal of a strong and controlled kingdom was worth whatever it would take to get […]

The Subtle Power of Spiritual Abuse, Chapter 17: How to Escape a Spiritual Trap

25 October 2012, 06:00

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The Subtle Power of Spiritual Abuse, Chapter 17: How to Escape a Spiritual Trap We continue our Thursday series blogging through “The Subtle Power of Spiritual Abuse.” The first post in the series is here. What makes a good trap? A trap has to be easy to get into and hard to get out of, […]

The Subtle Power of Spiritual Abuse, Chapter 6: When You Cannot Leave

12 July 2012, 06:00

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The Subtle Power of Spiritual Abuse, Chapter 6: When You Cannot Leave We continue our Thursday series blogging through “The Subtle Power of Spiritual Abuse.” The first post in the series is here. If people in abusive systems are tired and wounded, why don’t they just leave? This chapter adds items 5, 6, and 7 […]