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Tag Archives: the-subtle-power-of-spiritual-abuse

Silencing the Lambs: Twisting Matthew 18

3 March 2014, 06:00

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See no evil, speak no evil, hear no evil. IBLP has a Matthew 18 publication that fits well with each monkey.

A Response to Rediscovering a Forgotten Truth The day was Valentine’s Day 1976. Bill Gothard and his brother, Steve, had some surprising confessions to make to the staff of IBYC: they had “defrauded” staff secretaries. In the months prior to this, some of the young ladies had sought out the help of other staff members […]

Fellow Fundamentalists Denounced Gothard’s “Chain of Command” (1974)

26 August 2013, 06:00

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In the November 1974 issue of “The Projector,” a newsletter for Christian Fundamentalists, editor Dr. Dayton Hobbs challenged Bill Gothard’s “Chain of Command.” You can read the entire issue here: http://www.theprojector.org/projectors/nov1974.pdf As with most issues of “The Projector,” much attention is given to separation from non-fundamentalist influences. (Dr. Hobbs did not foresee how severely Gothard […]

Moving On

4 March 2013, 06:00

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Those of us who have left the IBLP/ATI (the Institute in Basic Life Principles and the Advanced Training Institute) background have often heard things similar to the following: “Why can’t you just get over it already?” “Just move on and leave the past in the past.” “Let it go and just enjoy your life.” This […]

Spiritual Abuse?

17 January 2013, 06:00

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Do you think it is possible to be abused spiritually? What does that look like? Can we learn the signs? How can we tell if others have been spiritually abused? How does a person heal when things like prayer, scripture, and music, which many find comforting, have been used to wield damaging blows? When pulling […]

The Subtle Power of Spiritual Abuse: Concluding Thoughts

13 December 2012, 06:35

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The Subtle Power of Spiritual Abuse

The Subtle Power of Spiritual Abuse, Concluding Thoughts We conclude our Thursday series blogging through “The Subtle Power of Spiritual Abuse.” The first post in the series is here. We come to the end of this road together. This has been rewarding for me, and I hope it has been for others as well. All […]

The Subtle Power of Spiritual Abuse, Chapter 21: A Second Response: Fight

6 December 2012, 09:41

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The Subtle Power of Spiritual Abuse

The Subtle Power of Spiritual Abuse, Chapter 21: A Second Response: Fight We continue our Thursday series blogging through “The Subtle Power of Spiritual Abuse.” The first post in the series is here. If it seems the Lord is leading you to stay in a difficult situation, this chapter has some wisdom for you. Decide […]

The Subtle Power of Spiritual Abuse, Chapter 19: Recovering Right Focus (Part 1)

15 November 2012, 05:00

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The Subtle Power of Spiritual Abuse, Chapter 19: Recovering Right Focus We continue our Thursday series blogging through “The Subtle Power of Spiritual Abuse.” The first post in the series is here. This chapter is about our focus. Spiritual abuse tends to leave people self-focused. They become preoccupied with doing things right and keeping those […]

The Subtle Power of Spiritual Abuse, Chapter 18: Renewing the Mind

7 November 2012, 06:00

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The Subtle Power of Spiritual Abuse

The Subtle Power of Spiritual Abuse, Chapter 18: Renewing the Mind We continue our Thursday series blogging through “The Subtle Power of Spiritual Abuse.” The first post in the series is here. Even after we leave an abusive system, we are likely to continue to struggle with damaging habits of thought. “God’s stance toward us […]

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

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 […]