What Was It Really?

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From the long dead blog X-ATI Girl's BlogToo fascinating not to post here.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Dear X-ATI Girl,Please advise.  Recently someone asked me the question: what is ATI?It’s hard for me to ponder the question ‘what is ATI’ because I guess I really don’t know myself.  (Why, it’s the Advanced Training Institute.  Training in what?  Well I’m not sure actually…) … [Read more...]

Laughter is the Best Medicine – A Homeschool Family

 Meaning not disrespect to any homeschooling family but you have to admit that this is what the secular world sees and thinks many times when seeing a homeschooled family of ATI-types. From comedian Tim Hawkins. … [Read more...]

Bill Gothard, Sexual Predator

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by Libby Anne cross posted from her blog Love Joy Feminism and from Homeschoolers AnonymousBill Gothard has been a big name in the Christian homeschooling movement since its very inception.Gothard runs the Advanced Training Institute (ATI) and the Institute for Basic Life Principles (IBLP), puts on family life seminars, and produces curriculum and “wisdom booklets” used by Christian homeschooling families across the country, including the Duggars (Bill Gothard himself spoke at Josh Duggar’s sister-in-law’s wedding, which was featured on the Duggars’ television show). Gothard’s influence in the Christian homeschooling world likely eclipses that enjoyed until recently by Doug Phillips, … [Read more...]

What Is Rape Culture?

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by Suzanne Calulu cross posted from her blog True Love Doesn't RapeBuzzfeed.com had an awesome article today laying out exactly what Rape Culture actually is. They even had photos to illustrate the problem and that song by Robin Thicke that is a perfect example of rape culture and the lack of informed consent - Blurred Lines.If you haven't seen the video or heard the song here it is. Not safe for work. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Unrighteous Education?

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by Colin Campbell of Meat For MenMen, sending our children to be educated by the unrighteous should cause us serious concern. Not only are (sic-missing word) subjected to the liberal agenda which is pro-abortion, pro-homosexual, anti-Christian values, and out-lawing prayer and the Bible, but many of their classmates are from homes that have broken morals and are drug infected. … [Read more...]

ATI’s Bill Gothard Sexually Harrassed ATI Workers?

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by CaluluFor the past few days I've been reading through the accounts by ladies who'd worked with Bill Gothard, ATI's founder and venerated head, over at Recovered Grace. They all give very similar versions of their time with Bill, being inappropriately touched, and treated with a creepy flirtatiousness. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: No Independent Women in the Bible?

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by Vaughn Ohlman from his blog True Love Doesn't Wait - Where are all the independent, unmarried women? I have been reading through the Pentateuch (first five books of the Bible), and I just finished Numbers 30. This is the passage that speaks about vows made unto the Lord by the people of God. Making a vow to the Lord is a serious matter, and God takes vows made to Him extremely seriously. Christ Himself even addresses the practice of making vows unto the Lord and castigates the Jews for their foolish vows and even more for their foolish attempts to wriggle out of honoring the vows they had made. [1] … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Putting Off Marriage To Get An Education?

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by Kelly Crawford from Generation Cedar - Why We Should Encourage Our Children to Marry Young We could have the talk about the unnecessary hype of college but that would take too long. If we could understand that college may be necessary for highly specialized vocations, but generally, not necessary for a good education and training in most vocations, we would begin the process of demoting the college degree from some idolized status. It is now, especially in our highly technological age, only one of many ways to a higher education, not the least of which is laborious and expensive. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Addicted To Peer Interaction?

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by Jonathan Lindvall on the Yahoo Bold Christian Living Group - As many of you know, the Lord has granted me the privilege to encourage a small, but growing number of saints in India to homeschool their children. (My family will be going with me for an extended time of ministry there from December through February.) One father who has just begun homeschooling his daughter wrote me this week with an interesting concern. He subsequently gave me permission to share his note and my response. He wrote: … [Read more...]

CTBHHM: Talk to Your Husband About How You Feel? Ha!

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by Libby Anne cross posted from her blog Love Joy FeminismCreated To Be His Help Meet, pp. 147-148This chapter starts out fairly tame by Debi’s standards . . . and then turns into a train reck before you have a chance to so much as blink. As a reminder, Debi is now going through the various character traits that Titus 2 instructs the older women to teach to the younger women. This installment begins Debi’s chapter titled “To Be Sober.” … [Read more...]


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