What is a Meek and Quiet Spirit?

A woman with a “meek and quiet” spirit can be the adventurous type, or the type that’s not afraid to speak in front of a thousand people. Actually, a meek and quiet spirit would help her to do so without freaking out.

I know, that might sound like a 180 degree shift from your picture of a “meek and quiet spirit”. It’s time to reprogram. Read More …

It’s Time to Take YOUR Responsibility

Last week, I wrote about how I am not a victim of ATI, but a graduate, because it was part of the life training that God had for me. Since then, God has been continuing to teach me about life Read More …

What is Conservatism?

I use the term “conservative” or “conservatism” a fair amount on this blog. But what do I mean by that? I’d like to define those terms in this post–and offer some food for thought along the way. Not all conservatives Read More …

“The Voice of Papa is the Voice of God”, Part 3: Submission

In Part 1 of “The Voice of Papa is the Voice of God”, I addressed the “chain of command” that God has laid out in His Word, placing the wife in submission to her husband. Today, many people have rejected Read More …

“The Voice of Papa is the Voice of God”, Part 1

  Back when I was in Bill Gothard’s ATI homeschool program, I remember reading, in one of the Wisdom Booklets, a Latin phrase that they said described democracy: Vox populi, vox Dei—“The voice of the people is the voice of Read More …

Exposing the Darkness: Bill Gothard

I was raised in a cult. My parents didn’t know it, and I didn’t either. We thought we had found a wonderful homeschooling program called Advanced Training Institute (ATI). I started my studies under ATI in 1994 at the tender Read More …

The Sin of “Dresses Only”

It wasn’t too many years ago that I would have been shocked by the title of this article. I was one of those caught up in this sin. I had an article online that taught that it was a sin Read More …