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Eliza’s Journey

26 October 2011, 23:06

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I wish that I could tell you the whole story of how God rescued me and healed me, but that would take at least ten posts. I will say this: it was personal, intimate, and totally tailored to where I was each step of the way. God kept bringing the right friend, the right book, […]

My Heart’s Cry ~ Part One

24 October 2011, 06:00

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I was born into a family with parents who sought to please and honor God. When I was 3 months old we were on the mission field! Love for people has always been a particular characteristic of my family. I can’t think of a time when my family was not involved in some kind of […]

Hannah’s Story

10 October 2011, 06:00

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My mother was from an abusive home. My father’s was devoid of affection. They wanted something radically different for their family. In 1980, my parents credited their first Institute in Basic Life Principles Seminar with saving their marriage. My brother was born shortly after, when I was 6.  When Bill Gothard later started a home […]

A Christian “Utopia”?

24 September 2011, 06:00

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I have a vivid memory of a certain walk I took near the end of my four-year stay at the Institute in Basic Life Principles (IBLP) Headquarters campus. I was walking up the sidewalk, taking in the fresh air, and the most revolutionary thought crossed my mind: IBLP is just a small corner of the […]

God’s Best: The “Commitments” Payoff

25 August 2011, 06:00

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Anyone who has attended a Basic Seminar and has paid attention can tell you that Mr. Gothard is a man who likes checklists. Throughout the seminar he provides five steps to this, or three reasons for that. In many respects, a step-by-step process can be a helpful aid when trying to work through the various […]

An Open Letter from Bill Gothard’s First Generation to Basic Seminar Attendees

16 July 2011, 08:00

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Dear Basic Seminar Attendee, The person who handed you this letter tonight cares about you. They care enough that they took time to bring it to you because they believe in the message and want you to understand before it is too late. This person is someone who grew up in a household influenced by […]