Monthly Archives: March 2015

The Story of an Ex-Good Girl: Part One

HA Note: The following is reprinted with permission from Exgoodgirl’s blog The Travels and Travails of an Ex-Good Girl. It was originally published on August 2, 2014 and has been slightly modified for HA.  Part One: The Day I Turned Bad My earliest childhood memories are all good. Playing “cave spelunking” in our basement with my dad and siblings, the big climbing tree

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Man Shares Personal Testimony of How Bill Gothard Used Bible Verses Which Led to the Abuse of Children

HA note: The following is reprinted with permission from Julie Anne Smith’s blog Spiritual Sounding Board. It was originally published on March 26, 2015 and has been slightly modified for HA. Last month, “Dash” commented on an older SSB article, Bill Gothard’s New Program/Ministry: Total Success Power Teams. He used some strong words to describe his experience: I am a survivor of Gothard’s

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Awkward!:Jeri Lofland’s Story

Jeri Lofland blogs at Heresy in the Heartland. The following was originally published by Jeri on March 25, 2015, and is reprinted with permission. Recently a friend described a situation as “awkward” and I laughed. Not because it wasn’t true, but because I spent decades developing a resistance to awkwardness. It’s not that I don’t still feel it, I just have a

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