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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 Tale of Two Abigails

7 October 2011, 08:57

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The first Abigail is a wise and beautiful hero, an inspiration to women and men everywhere. Her quick thinking, deliberate action, and diplomatic speech saved many lives. We meet this Abigail in a delightful story told in 1 Samuel 15. Sadly, many of us raised under the Institute in Basic Life Principles and ATI’s teachings […]

Story of a Destiny

29 September 2011, 06:03

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A little star was forming, developing, reaching to become all that the Biggest Star in the solar system meant for it to be. A Mentor star came alongside the little star, and offered to help. The little star shared its secrets and its struggles, and waited to be told how to become the great star […]

I Remember

28 September 2011, 06:30

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I remember wondering if it would hurt to pull the trigger… and wondering if even that would silence the voices in my head that told me that God hated me and I was an awful daughter. And if anyone would even miss me. I remember trying so hard to look like all the other ATI […]

A Sorrowful Mother’s Answer

15 September 2011, 06:03

Sally

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As a response to my son’s article, he was recently asked, “Kylar, where was your mom in all of this?” And so here is my answer… All I can say is that whatever my children were experiencing as far as brain washing and control, I was right there with them. I was 17 when I […]

Breaking Free

10 August 2011, 07:00

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They were raised in a normal America. They had children and then, in reaction to the symptoms of societal misdeeds, they were drawn to an organization (the Institute in Basic Life Principles) that held a checklist of answers to life’s every question. (clothing, hair style, vocabulary, music, activities, toys, pets,education, culture, friendships, dating, marriage, raising children, […]