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Tag Archives: mother

If Mama Ain’t Happy . . .

9 July 2012, 06:00

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I was in high school when I first went to a Basic and Advanced Seminar, and my family enrolled in the Advanced Training Institute (ATI) homeschool program. Prior to that, my folks hadn’t attended a Basic Seminar in nearly a decade. While they appreciated what they had learned the first time around, they didn’t implement […]

Life Unexpected

5 December 2011, 06:00

Cyndi

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Having been raised for 13 years in the Advanced Training Institute (ATI) home school program I was confident of a successful marriage. I followed the formula. I waited for God’s Best. I saved my first kiss until after engagement (though I’m sure I should have saved it for the wedding day). I had my parents’ […]

Open Letter To My Mother

28 July 2011, 06:00

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Black Letter Box

When we were children, you followed Bill Gothard’s teaching about being “a light to the world” and forced your kids to wear matching clothes every time we left home. This made it difficult to develop my own identity. When we weren’t allowed to watch television because Gothard said it was a “corrupting influence,” I didn’t […]