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Recovering Grace Interviewed on Christian Talk Radio

17 March 2014, 18:37




Two members of Recovering Grace’s Leadership Team were interviewed today on “Issues, Etc,” a Christian talk radio show that aired in the midwest. In the 40-minute interview, Dr. John Cornish and Mrs. Kari Underwood share some of their personal history growing up in the Institute in Basic Life Principles, the formation of Recovering Grace, and […]

Rachel’s Story

17 February 2014, 06:00




This is my real name, and below is my real story. The Awkward First Meeting It was the final session of the 1992 Knoxville conference, and the choir and orchestra were starting to gather for the big rendition of “It Will Be Worth it All.” I was supposed to be playing flute in the orchestra, […]

The GOTHARD Files: A Case for Disqualification

3 February 2014, 06:00




Dear Recovering Grace Reader, Today we would like to prayerfully share with you some important information about what is going to be happening on our website over the next few months. When we launched our website in July of 2011, we did so with the express mission of helping people whose lives have been impacted […]

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

20 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 Meg herself, but she has written it in the third person. The author was twenty years old at the beginning of the events. The following is a true story.] A Beginning The snowy streets of suburban Chicago […]

2013 Year in Review

6 January 2014, 06:00




Dear Recovering Grace Reader, We hope and pray that you have had a blessed holiday season. As we move into 2014, we’d like to take this opportunity to share with you how God is continuing to use our website to help others, as well as to look back at our top 10 posts of 2013. […]

We Are Grateful

28 November 2013, 06:00



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It’s Thanksgiving and all across the social media venues, I’m sure you’ve seen or heard “30 days of Thanks” type of updates.  Sometimes it is difficult for me to do those things because they don’t feel very genuine. I am not one who likes to post something just for the sake of posting. And many […]

The Blessings of God

17 October 2013, 06:00

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Bill Gothard’s courtship literature promises rewards to those who do courtship right and consequences for those who date — rewards and consequences that are not promised in Scripture. I’ll take examples from Gothard’s recent courtship teaching, then share my own experience with courtship and dating. In the article “What Is Courtship?” Gothard lists the Foundational […]

Issues of Concern—Bill Gothard and the Bible (1984)

2 September 2013, 05:00



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A Report by Ronald B. Allen, Th.D. Professor of Hebrew Scripture Western Baptist Seminary, Portland, Oregon May 30, 1984 The week that I spent at Basic Youth Conflicts in 1973 (Portland) was one of the most difficult of my life. In this seminar I was regularly assaulted by a misuse of the Bible, particularly of […]

Anniversary Milestones

25 July 2013, 06:00




Dear Recovering Grace Reader, This week marks the second anniversary of the launching of Recovering Grace. It hardly seems possible that a little over two years ago, our website was only a germ of an idea being shared among a large number of former students of Bill Gothard and his Advanced Training Institute and Institute […]

We Were The Normal Ones

6 May 2013, 06:00




I have heard many people talk about how they still want to be involved in ATI (the Advanced Training Institute), but be “normal” families and just “filter out the bad stuff.” I’ve seen some of those responses in the Recovering Grace comments. If that’s your premise, then this post is for you, because that’s my […]