Worthwhile Reads: Bill Gothard, ATI, and Sexual Abuse

Recovering Grace has been doing a series on sexual abuse. Most of the stories involve ATI families, but some even involve Bill Gothard himself:

Exploited Innocence: Sexual Harassment at HQ

Sexual Harassment Part 2: “Aren’t you making too big an issue of this?”

A Difficult Journey

It’s All My Fault

Without an Umbrella in a Broken System

Choosing Both Forgiveness and Prosecution

Note: For those of you who may not know, Bill Gothard runs the Institute for Basic Life Principles (IBLP) which offers a homeschool program called the Advanced Training Institute (ATI). Gothard runs “ministries” and orphanages across the world. Gothard, who has never himself married, is one of the leaders of the Christian Patriarchy movement.


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Bill Gothard and the Dynamics of Abuse
Bill Gothard's Disturbing Slavery Apology
Two New Pieces on Christianity and Child Abuse
Promises of Change Are Not Evidence of Change: On ABWE, the Pii Report, and Christianity Today
About Libby Anne

Libby Anne grew up in a large evangelical homeschool family highly involved in the Christian Right. College turned her world upside down, and she is today an atheist, a feminist, and a progressive. She blogs about leaving religion, her experience with the Christian Patriarchy and Quiverfull movements, the detrimental effects of the "purity culture," the contradictions of conservative politics, and the importance of feminism.


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