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Tag Archives: what-now

A Look at Family Relationships

7 September 2011, 06:30

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An idea came to mind as I read posts on here about the difficulty of interacting with parents, and of spouses having to help unpack the past. My wife and I did an intimacy study, and one of the steps that many couples had difficulty with was the tension created when we mapped out our […]

Longing

31 August 2011, 06:30

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I’m afraid that most of my life I’ve carried the belief that resolving life’s circumstances was the way life ultimately was supposed to be lived out. The logical conclusion of this was that seeking to resolve life’s desires, either in a particular course of action or inaction, seemed a good goal. The Christian version of […]

My Personal Response To “Why Don’t You Just Move On?!”

17 August 2011, 08:00

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Sound familiar? What I want to know is this: Who says that those of us who write against spiritual abuse, using our own pasts, aren’t moving on? Do they think that writing about what happened, about our own stories, means that we’re still stuck in that place? -That we cannot “get past it?” Why does […]

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, […]

My Tower Won’t Reach!

27 July 2011, 06:00

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tower of good works

MY FAMILY JOINED THE ADVANCED TRAINING INSTITUTE (ATI) IN 1986 when I was 13 years old. Drinking in the false definition of grace brought me to the belief that to maintain favor with God, I needed to live by a particular set of “standards.”  As with many other Institute in Basic Life Principles (IBLP) teachings, […]