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The Disease Catalogue

7 December 2011, 05:00

BrianD

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Have a migraine? You may be struggling with guilt. Did you just develop a sinus infection? There is a good chance fear and anxiety are plaguing you. Does your grandfather have Osteoporosis? You may want to tell him that he is struggling with envy and jealousy. It’s hard to believe, perhaps, but these kinds of […]

My Life in ATI, part two

5 December 2011, 06:00

DavidA

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Life Focus Advanced. Soon after I turned 15, I received a letter about a new program called Life Focus Advanced. The concept of the program was this: two Life Focus graduates would room with a leader in training (LIT) for three months and try to counsel and help him out. I was like, “It’s the […]

My Life in ATI, part one

29 November 2011, 06:00

DavidA

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Beginnings. I was raised in a normal home until we joined the Advanced Training Institute (ATI) in 2000. Up until then we did normal family things and went to church. I had friends and held normal expectations of myself — as did my parents. Our family attended the annual conference in Knoxville and quickly afterwards […]

My Heart’s Cry ~ Part Two

25 October 2011, 06:00

Moderator

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Then, through a bizarre series of events my closest friend and co-worker left the training center. This left me with extra work to do and completely alone. I went to my “authorities” and let them know that I could not continue to be on staff the next year. I was asked to have a meeting […]

My Heart’s Cry ~ Part One

24 October 2011, 06:00

Moderator

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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 […]

Breeding Relational Immaturity

18 October 2011, 06:00

admin

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It is no secret that Bill Gothard and the Institute in Basic Life Principles (IBLP) have a bizarre outlook on male/female relationships. In a world where falling in love means losing a piece of your heart forever, relationships are a spiritual distraction, and in a place where marriage is a last resort, it is no […]

A Parent’s Perspective – Sixteen Years in Bondage

22 August 2011, 06:00

Moderator

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Our journey into the Advanced Training Institute (ATI) began when my second child was about 6 months old. I remember quitting my job as a nurse to become a stay at home mom, and thinking that it was quite a sacrifice. Then, about two years later, my husband came to me and told me that […]