Carol Ann Put In Home: Is Justice Delayed Justice At All For Carol Ann Cole?

by Suzanne TitkemeyerOnce I started looking at how Carol Ann Cole ended up in a troubled teen home I kept running into contradictory information and I was unable to determine with any degree of certainty if the state of Texas did an intake through CPS or DHS because of a possible issue of neglect or abuse, or if Carol was surrendered to the state or if she might have run afoul of the law. Many states seal records on juveniles in the system, and something so far back is likely have been destroyed to protect the privacy of the teens aged out of the system. … [Read more...]

Why New Bethany Abusers Go Free

by Cindy Foster cross posted from her blog Finding FundamentalImages are from Cindy Foster of Finding Fundamental as displayed in the blog and used with permission.When I began to speak out against the Troubled Teen Reform Industry and specifically the the Independent Baptist Teen Homes of Lester Roloff ilk and fame, a recurring question has been posed by those skeptical of these claims of abuse.  It goes something like this, “If young people were really abused in these homes--run by trusted, celebrated men of God-- then why haven’t we heard of these men being prosecuted?” … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 2 – YOU Are Responsible For Your Child’s Molestation?

by "Sandra" from No Greater Joy - Response to Tommy's StoryEditor's note: In part one of this piece Sandra shared how her father was raping her for years and when she acted out her mother beat her for acting out. Even if this is a real letter and not some figment of Michael Pearl's fevered imagination this is so awful it could well have been right out of either of the Pearl's mouths. Doubling down on restricting your children's freedoms and activities will not protect them from molestation if the molester is in your own home. Her last paragraph is so at odds with what happened to her in her home. … [Read more...]

Spotlight

by Living Liminal cross posted from her blog Living LiminalEditor's note: The film 'Spotlight' is now out on DVD and Pay Per View. It involves spiritual abuse and is a great watch for anyone who has dealt with the issues of spiritual abuse. Both Cindy Kunsman and myself have written reviews of this excellent film. I personally love the film's tag line 'Break the story. Break the silence'There is a scene in the film Spotlight where Mark Ruffalo's character discovers incontrovertible proof that the head of the Catholic church in Boston not only knew about the child sexual abuse scandal in the church, but was complicit in its cover-up. He urges immediate publication of the story, and e … [Read more...]

News: Josh Duggar’s Lawyer Demands Proof From Accuser

Jeffery A Conrad of Lancaster, Pennsylvania is the lawyer representing Josh Duggar in the civil case of sexual assault by Danica Dillon. According to Christian Today Conrad is making claims about the personal behavior of Ms. Dillon in the days following the filing. Here's what he said from Christian Today - Josh Duggar's Lawyer wants Accuser Danica Dillon To Show Evidence of Sexual Assault … [Read more...]

Answering ‘Preparing To Be A Help Meet’ – How Do I Tell Him?

Another installment of giving better answers to the questions asked at Debi Pearl’s site message board for the book ‘Preparing To Be A Help Meet’. Many young ladies ask questions on all sorts of different subjects brought up by the book. There was just one big problem, many of the answers stray into either the outright bad and emotionally unhealthy to dangerous. Yes, typical Debi Pearl borderline abusive. Here’s what we’re going to be doing here at NLQ. Every week, once or twice a week, I’ll be posting up one of the questions from the message board and ask you, our readers, to answer that poor soul’s question in a way that is logical, rational and the best possible solution, in other words 18 … [Read more...]

News: Josh Duggar Denied Appeal Against Danica Dillon – Her Lawsuit Will Continue

Things did not go the way that Josh Duggar and his attorneys hoped in today's hearing on the validity of Danica Dillon's lawsuit again him. The judge ruled this morning that he was denying the appeal with these words (from Entertainment Tonight): "We decline to grant Duggar's motion to dismiss at this early stage of litigation where Stamm-Northup alleges Duggar treated her roughly, caused physical injuries, and she felt 'as if she was being raped,'" Pennsylvania judge, J. Kearney, determined. … [Read more...]

News: New Charges Brought Against Bill Gothard

According to an article in the Washington Post new allegations against ATI founder Bill Gothard. One of the women coming forward in the new lawsuit filed yesterday says that she was raped by Bill Gothard and another man on campus. The details of this are getting increasingly worse, with allegations of being sold into human trafficking and charges of molestation by others at IBLP.  Apparently several of Gothard's victims went to law enforcement and law enforcement declined to prosecute. From the Washington Post: … [Read more...]

Answering ‘PreparingTo Be A Help Meet’ – How To Build Trust

 Another installment of giving better answers to the questions asked at Debi Pearl’s site message board for the book ‘Preparing To Be A Help Meet’. Many young ladies ask questions on all sorts of different subjects brought up by the book. There was just one big problem, many of the answers stray into either the outright bad and emotionally unhealthy to dangerous. Yes, typical Debi Pearl borderline abusive. Here’s what we’re going to be doing here at NLQ. Every week, once or twice a week, I’ll be posting up one of the questions from the message board and ask you, our readers, to answer that poor soul’s question in a way that is logical, rational and the best possible solution, in other words 1 … [Read more...]

News: Bill Gothard’s IBLP Sued

This is a trending topic today on Facebook and finally receiving the attention it deserves in the main stream media. Remember all those women who've come forward through the website Spiritual Sounding Board and other places alleging that the head of Institute of Basic Life Principles and Duggar friend Bill Gothard had behaved in an inappropriate sexual manner with them while they were interning at IBLP? Five of them have filed a law suit against the board of IBLP. You know who sits on the board for IBLP? Duggar friend and reality television patriarch Gil Bates. This is all so very incestuous in the weirdest way. … [Read more...]