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Let's not criticize the kids for the way they were raised, which was totally out of their power and control. Jonathan weighed 20st when he appeared on BGT, but he says now: This seeing is a gift from God, but one He so dearly wants to give us. Bill knew it would.
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I believe you will see that a year from now, the organization will just shadow of what it is today, if it is even still around. No need to travel. From the Karine A toTulkarm. Hatred breaks all protocol. An offer they can't refuse.
Gothard, his patriarchy and ideas of the submission of women are pretty clearly due to his issues as an abuser. I understand if you have conservative beliefs it can feel like any story that exposes the dark side of some rigid conservative doctrines is difficult to take at face value.
I grew up conservative too, and know there is good in that world - but for those with power in a culture where their power to abuse is not recognized or spoken out against, it is very very easy for "biblical" doctrines to distort into rigid gender roles, control, and silencing of dissent. Charlotte's story is textbook for this - an abusive father can positively THRIVE off of a passionate religious atmosphere to feed his ego, especially if it conveniently emphasizes women's proper submissive "roles" - whatever you think of male headship, it is a handy doctrine for abusers to take advantage of for their own ends if the church isn't equally focused on defending against abuse.
Are conservatives really so paranoid that they think any allegations of sexual abuse are the inventions of a delusional mind out to get them? It takes tremendous courage to do what Charlotte does in this piece - to speak the truth in hopes that it will help others. I appreciate that Recovering Grace is respecting the truth of her story. Conservatives believe that women hold a subordinate position to men, based on several verses of Scripture.
Even more powerful Scripture lays out the case that women, beginning with Eve in the Garden of Eden, are responsible for man's fall and separation from God. So is it difficult to believe that certain Christian, conservative men might feel entitled to take liberties with "subordinate" and "originally sinful" women? So accusations of "being conservative" generally include accusations of sexism as well. Only a conservative knows how she feels about men being superior to women in God's eyes, as laid out in Holy Scripture.
Of course, most liberals believe that men and women stand equal before God, and that the story of Adam's fall in the Garden of Eden is an allegorical story, probably written specifically for men to claim superiority over women for all time.
It is not easy being a conservative, nor is it easy to be a liberal. Is sexism OK, even if it leads to the conduct described here where women are abused by powerful men? You see, Eve was deceived into disobeying God. Adam, on the other hand, was not deceived and he made a rational decision to disobey God. He then tries to blame God for giving Eve to him. Men and Women are equal in the eyes of God. They are sinners in need of a Savior. Rich, it would be more helpful to ask why both liberal and conservative men prey on women.
This argument from ideology is a distraction from an honest look at our fallen nature. Bill Clinton is no conservative, but he is a predator. It was not "conservative" priests who preyed on young boys. The domination of men is a curse from Genesis 3 but Jesus has broken the curse. He pointed us to Genesis 2 when instructing us about marriage. Woman was made a co-regent with man, not subordinate. He was not identified as "Ish" until she appeared as "Isha" making him complete.
It was "not good" when she was not. It was full, fruitful, faithful and free communion of persons when she was made "bone of his bone", i. Together, they imaged a Trinity of Persons giving and receiving love. Everything incompatible with that image is sin and curse. If women ensconced in the bastions of liberalism knew any freedom from sexism, why is on-campus sexual assault such an intense focus on liberal campuses?
But the fruit of the spirit is love I was married to a youth and music man for 42 years and found out he had a secret life and damaged girls in the church. One has a story just like Charlotte's. I want to throw up reading these stories because I know how these girls feel for what my X husband did. I went to Bill Gothard 10 times. Quoted him and his principles. Judged people thinking I was so "goody goody. I Stayed 30 more years in a marriage that should have been over in but feared I would be the bad person since we were in ministry.
Love the Lord with all my heart.. Pam I am a Christian that was raised in a conservative home. Charlottes was groomed and picked by Mr Gothard. She shared with him what her father had done. He should have helped her but instead he used her upbringing and her trust to abuse her.
This has nothing to do with being liberal. Unless you believe that conservatives have the right to have sex with children? This man preaches and teaches that woman have no voice , no choice , no careers and no education. They are to have babies ,that is all they were created for.
My Bible says different. Their goal to achieve spiritual perfection has skewed their judgment in daily life. Give them a break. Many here were in such muddied thinking yet we thought patterns were logical, not to mention biblical. I feel the children have been exploited enough from reality tv already, even before the scandal was leaked. Let's not criticize the kids for the way they were raised, which was totally out of their power and control. It's unfortunate that Josh didn't have the structure and support he needed at The pious self centered upbringing with limited education and socialization set him up for thinking and behaving in unacceptable and bizarre ways.
I would be angry if I were him, at my parents for allowing me to have so many voids in my soul and mind that I toyed with becoming a monster. As an ATI student in the 90s, my parents threatened to seek professional help for my anxiety, after having tried many punishments and mandatory prayers on their own. I was also kept uneducated, and didn't know the name or other facts about my specific anxiety type.
My world was lonely and dark for more reasons than simply being homeschooled and sheltered. When I received treatment upon leaving, I realized how ignorant they were as parents and in regard to mental and emotional health.
I don't have a very specific point in my response and sharing, other than to try to illustrate to those that may not already know how twisted and oxymoronic the daily life of ATI kids can be, depending on what type of parents they have. In regard to sexual abuse in general, what's unfortunate in this case, among several things, is that the parents told the girls what happened. No one other than Josh will ever truly know what happened and what didn't.
A professional should have talked to the girls after Josh's first confession, to accurately assess what they knew and didn't know without hurting or confusing them further. Then recommendations could've been made and accountability established much earlier in this case, preventing a long-term or repetitious problem. Oh yes, the Duggars are a FINE family if you like child molestation and covering up sin, which seems to be your inclination.
Micky, Easy does it. In general, all of us have things we would do differently if given the chance. But alas, what is done is done. No do-overs in this life. I rest in the grace provided by our Loving and gracious Lord.
I am so sorry that you went through that Charlotte I commend you for being brave enough to share your story. I am so sorry for what your father and Bill did to you. What you say lines up with everything else. I was an "encouragement case" years later but thankfully I went to ITC instead of HQ and never received the counseling he promised my parents. It takes courage to tell a story like this knowing not everyone will believe you.
I had to pull out an old photo album after reading today's story so I could remember dates. He loved those sexual conversations cloaked in Godly concern and each conversation just escalated. He described, in detail, what this boy had confessed to him and even told me his name. Then he grilled me wanting me to confess if I had any impure thoughts and told me we needed to figure out how I had caused this boy to stumble.
It was never ending with this man. My first act of rebellion was calling her and sobbing out my story. She is the one who told me Bill was a predator and I was being sexually harassed. Reading these stories I realize he just got better at picking, grooming, and shaming to keep silence.
What inappropriate conversations to have with a young lady!! How old were you at the time? He violates several of his own teachings just in your story alone.
When he was teaching us young people how to give testimonies, he told us to be careful not to glorify evil, but to give brief and generic descriptions of our sins. I'm glad you got out of there before anything worse happened. I had come across a teaching by some that the more specific the confession, including naming the body parts used, was somehow "more powerful". I confess that I tried it a few times, wanting the best results for people, and discontinued it due to the creep factor.
I just felt dirty afterward. It should be pointed out that I don't think Mr. If so, such inappropriate conversations would be in keeping with the teachings for those seeking to be counsellors. Rebecca, I'm so sorry you had to go through such an ugly thing, and am glad you had the older sister to help you get away from that life if you could consider it a real life. I hope you are doing well and are happy now that you are safely away from this horrid person My heart is breaking for you.
I wish I could give you a big hug. Thank you for sharing your journey and what you have been through. The courage it takes to do that OMG This man cannot be taken down soon enough.
My partner is a survivor as well of childhood sexual abuse by a family member, and I have held her through the flashbacks. It's not fun, and it makes you want to rip out the throat of the person who did that to them. I am so angry for you right now, Charlotte!! I am furious that no one believed you; I do believe you and your story. It takes courage to tell a story like this, and I don't think you would do this if it were not true because of the difficultly in doing so.
I am glad that your brother went to bat for you, and was watching out for you. That is what family is supposed to do for you. Gothard; if you are reading this or a member of your staff is reading and reporting it to you.
You should be ashamed of yourself. How dare you treat other humans like this? How dare you look them in the eye and tell them that your misbehavior is their fault and problem. You should received jail time for this sort of behavior; you are a sexual predator. You have no business being in 'education', character or otherwise fyi, I do not think ATI should qualify as education, but that is a different discussion for another day.
How dare you mess with people's lives, emotions, and bodies for your own gratification. What does Jesus think of this behavior? It's about time you step down and close shop. Crying with you, dear Charlotte, as I read this sad story. This is so heartbreaking to what happened to you. I'm so angry right now with your father, and especially bg. I'm sick to my stomach. He took perfect advantage of you knowing that you were already wounded by your father. Oh God, please, bring justice to this reprobate man in this case and many others.
You are not dirty, Charlotte, you are beautiful! Those men are dirty in their hearts, minds, hands, etc. It got to stop! Your courage is an inspiration. Thank you for baring your soul this way, and helping shine light where it needs to be shined.
Thank you Charlotte for sharing your story Righteous anger has flooded my heart for you! Predators are in the church and my husband and I just went through trying to defend victims and were told by our church that "all sin is the same and are you saying that you could never do this?
My husband stood up for the victims and was shamed for not keeping unity Unfortunately to this date nothing was ever done except to make the victims ask for forgiveness from the predator! We tried to warn friends in our church about this man and were told "I don't want to hear anything Oh Alicia, that is heartbreaking, and unfortunately not too uncommon.
We need to change the rape culture in our nation. I am so thankful that Charlotte had the guts to tell. What is being done to stop this monster? The six-part story, while therapeutic to Meg, was somewhat sensationalized, drawing it out in six parts, written in third person narrative, other storylines. For the record, I believe the account, but this is much more gut wrenching.
Bill Gothard touched me sexually. This was far beyond grooming and playing footsies. Flagrant offenses that are criminal. The added touch of two corroborating witnesses makes it all the worse. Staff, is there a statute of limitations on these things?
What is the Bill Gothard camp saying now about this? Stop this monster now. I'm not RG staff, but as mentioned in the intro, the statute of limitations has expired for Charlotte and for Meg. Gothard has not responded in any way to my knowledge. The longer he stays silent, the more guilty he appears.
That's a lot of witnesses. Way more than the Bible's "mouth of 2 or 3 witnesses. How old was she when this was going on? The age of consent in Illinois is 17, and she was 16 when she started working at ATI. It sounds to me like it took some time for this activity to progress to stages that would be considered unlawful if done to a minor.
To clarify, hugging, holding hands, and other nonsexual physical contact would have been legal; him touching her breasts, buttocks, or groin would not have been. I think, due to the culmination, the other actions can still be considered grooming of a minor. Also, his position over her, similar to a clergy position, makes a big difference in the coersiveness of it all. That lends weight to the illegality and nonconsensualness of it. She was there under his authority as an "encouragement case".
She had been preconditioned to think this is what godly men did, that she had no rights in the matter, and that no one would speak up for her.
As her "authority", she did not feel she had the option to refuse him. It all adds up to a very nonconsensual picture. Trying to find loopholes whereby it was "not technically illegal", doesn't really change the overall picture. Both individuals have to be ok with it. Effective July 1, ; including Amendments effective January, 1, I think all of this was already in force in Aggravated criminal sexual abuse Aggravated criminal sexual abuse is a Class 2 felony.
Is my concern that finding a current victim will be next to impossible. I imagine that Bill is fortifying his remaining supporters, telling them that they are the last hope of saving his ministry, and furthering the work of the Lord.
I think that Bill is not stupid. He has established a pattern of selecting victims carefully. Out of the myriad of employees he has welcomed to headquarters, a comparatively few have been isolated as potential targets, both because of hero worship and an apparent inability to disappoint their parents' complete faith in the ministry. Now, more than ever, he is likely assuring them of how desperately he needs them.
Being needed can be a powerful motivator, especially to the special encouragement types Bill chooses. There's a reason it has taken the victims years to speak out: Bill knew it would. I think this is very likely, Nicole. These girls have been "groomed" in various ways since they were young. Many of them seem to have no clue what inappropriate attention from a man looks like, and even less knowledge of what "sexual harassment" is. Going public with their story is even further down the road in many cases, I'm sure.
From what I have read recently, it seems that "suffering in silence" is equated with "living a surrendered life for Christ". This horrifies and sickens me, because it is not the Jesus Christ that I know. The Jesus Christ I know said, "Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light. Thank you for sharing. I haven't been very vocal about ATI and my involvement in the past, as my experience was fairly brief, and fairly mild compared to many here. I always saw fallacies and dangers, but didn't fully grasp the gravity of it all. After hearing these gut wrenching stories of pain, I want to shout the truth from every medium available and put an end to the abuse and deception.
You guys are doing a great job, keep spreading the truth! Why haven't the police been called???? Events like these, 'groping a girl's privates' almost never happen with witnesses, but that doesn't mean it didn't happen. The witnesses confirm that this young lady exists, worked at HQ during the time she says she did, and a few other things, things which add to the collective body of witness from countless other people in regards to many other girls. It's for the purpose of establishing patterns of behavior enacted by Bill Gothard.
It is only logical to suppose that if someone were to perform such an act on their intended victim, they'd do it when they knew no-one else was around to see it.
I mean really, let's think about this. As such, we cannot automatically assume such an account is false, given the nature of this kind of crime. Currently, it cannot be proven true, but it cannot be proven false either. His ilk are everywhere — a killer plague in the church. If you have been abused, get real counseling. From church authorities who will actually fight sick evils.
From civil authorities appointed by God to punish Rom. So sorry for the hurts you have experianced! I am not a Gothard-ite. Anyone who knows me realizes that I try to think for myself after immersing myself in Scripture. In depth Bible study So please do not accuse me of being a "follower.
This is NOT being handled properly. You can respond to me with all your cutting remarks, but that will do nothing but make me doubt your maturity, and convince me how misguided you are. In conferring with my lawyer friends, they say they would give you no credence based on this website.
In conferring with spiritual advisors, in numerous denominations, most of whom have had no experience with Mr. G, they also say that they would give no credence based on this website and how you are handling matters. He's lost all credibility as a "Christian" leader now. Would you meet with Warren Jeffs? And he was charged with felony child abuse. Not just some website making allegations. Meeting makes sense if there is a reason.
Meeting together to pray with or just stare at Mr. Gothard would be such a frustrating enterprise. I'm not sure what your lawyer friends mean by "credence," but I presume they are talking about what would be admissible in court.
Of course a story website like RG would be inadmissible hearsay evidence in a court of law, but that doesn't mean the facts claimed are not credible. But this isn't a court of law, nor is it claiming to be one.
Also, the article i quite clear that the events alleged were not witnessed by anyone other than the victim and BG, and the "witnesses" only verified that BG spent a considerable amount of time alone with the author, not that they actually saw him touch her. Annie, I would like to reply to your comment that there were meetings with Warren Jeffs. Who had those meetings with him? Was this before or after he was arrested? Because if I recall correctly, Mr. Jeffs was on the FBI's most wanted list for approx a year before he was arrested.
He was charged while still on the run after his temple in Texas was raided during an unrelated search, after they found proof he'd had sex with a 12 year old and more. If these meetings happened after Jeffs was arrested, than I don't think thought applies here. Jeffs hid behind his fences, guns, goons, and by hopping from state to state; he granted interviews to no one, and spoke to no one outside the FLDS.
Please correct me if I'm wrong here! He has NOT lost all credibility as a "Christian" leader. I know MANY people who still find spiritual enrichment from his ministry. I am not going to speak about the horrible things this woman has described that happened to her. I am very sorry this happened to her. However, I would just like to say that some of the most influential, Godly leaders are accused of some sort of wrong doing. I think many times it is an attack of the Devil to discredit a ministry or man who is successfully being used of The Lord to bring people to repentance, wisdom, knowledge, ultimately to the foot of the cross.
Someone mentioned that as a single man, Mr. Gothard is not qualified to provide marriage counseling. So, following that line of thought, only victims of incest, pedophaelia, rape, child abuse, drug abuse etc. To be sure, he will use it if it works for him All truth is God's truth, and there is much truth in the field of Psychology. When you throw out an entire field because of a lack of Bible references, you're throwing much truth to the curb and refusing to see truth as God has made evident through the broader study of science and human nature.
God has made human nature and He wants us to learn from what He has made. Hi Becka, I thought your comment was interesting that you say most influential, Godly leaders are accused of some sort of wrong doing. While this CAN certainly be an attack from Satan, the sheer number of people preparing to come forward 34 women and counting , and identifiable witnesses suggest that in Mr.
Gothard's case, the accusations are more than just a smear tactic, or some ploy of the devil. In Charlotte's case, the fact that there are no direct witnesses does not mean the story is not true, especially considering what she said happened, it's only logical to suppose that anyone who is going to grope the privates of an underage girl, will only do so when there are no witnesses around to verify her story.
As such, her story cannot be proven true, but it cannot be proven false either, due to the nature of the crime. I don't know if you've read alot of the other stories or comments on this site, please feel free to do so. The objection against Mr. Gothard giving out marriage and child-rearing advice is not the mild thing suggested in your comment.
If he had merely been giving his advice as suggestions, with a, 'but don't take my word for it, search the Scriptures and follow the leading of the Holy Spirit', it would be a VERY different thing. But instead, he set himself up as an ultimate authority, to the point that I know I felt that to question him, would be to question God. This is the main objection. As a childless bachelor, how could he have given such precise, exact commands, with absolutely no wiggle room or consideration for unusual circumstances etc..
Most counselors for various sorts of trauma, sexual abuse, etc.. It is not the same scenario as a man who has literally never had the burden of marriage or children, to be handing out such heavy burdens, when he never tested them on his own family in the first place. In fact, there are reports from the early days of his ministry, that the deans of his school said they would only consider approving and publicly supporting his teachings if he TESTED them first and came back with positive results.
He went ahead and started preaching them without running the requested tests. My knowledge of those events is a bit sketchy, I may not be remembering it precisely, but I believe that was the gist of the information I found.
Anyway, I apologize for the long comment, I hope it will present another perspective to this situation. We were involved with Gothard and I totally agree with all of his teachings. My 3 children were also involved one even worked at headquarters and never heard a complaint never any misconduct. I agree with your assessment Becka. All of his stuff is very Biblically based and that is what I appreciated about him. He didn't state his opinion he stated scripture. As I said we were very involved -how many of you really were or are you going on here say.
I kindof feel like this is the witch trials most were not witches if you go back and study and a lot of the accusers were young girls. Most that are abused don't come forward-I know through experience they don't flaunt it and give details.
Mary, if you would read more of our comments you would understand that many of us have much involvement with the ministries. You would also see how Gothard's words were NOT scripture but his opinion, using scripture for proof texting. All you need to do to verify that is look up the scriptures in the back of the Basic Seminar textbook and read them in context and try to figure out what the actual scripture has to do with his "principles".
Very often, they are totally unrelated. We never had time to look them up during the seminars and were too tired afterward. Cite a bunch of scripture but don't let them read it. Annie, in all your talks with corporate lawyers and corporate denomination people -- corporate, corporate, corporate -- how much have you researched about how Scripture says to deal with flagrant nonrepentant church leaders and members per Matt. If not, start by reading those chapters.
And if you have no comprehension of dealing with or identifying spiritual abuse, read The Subtle Power of Spiritual Abuse. Do not presume to know anything without knowing more about these topics -- and specifically how Christ is the peaceful warrior who saves sin's victims and by no means will let the guilty go unpunished. Moreover, even if you approached this from a legal perspective -- which you cannot, if the statute of limitations has expired -- it is absolutely indefensible to err on the side of the accused offender in a sexual-abuse or -harassment case.
You must always, always, give the prospective victim of abuse or harassment the leeway. Especially if she is a woman. I am sure no one here has slandered you as a reflexive Gothard-ite, etc. And I daresay, show some sympathy even when folks here suspect you may be a Gothard plant. Could a once-powerful evangelical leader send "plants" to a website to defend him "objectively"?
Anyway, if you fancy yourself objective and independent, you only prove the thickness of your own bias. Those who pride themselves on their independence of thought prove themselves the most vulnerable to the memes and assumptions and even deceptions lurking safely in their own blind spots.
Turn from your "independence. Be dependent on the wisdom of His servant-leaders in the Church. Glad I am not married to you! As to being a "plant" I only discovered this site a few weeks back, and have no contact with anyone Gothard. I care, I honestly do. Please take the Christian high road, and pray for me, will you? As for my stance Go have that meeting.
Then I will listen to you. Annie, There have been too many meetings. The time for talking is over. Repentance first, then we can talk about reconciliation. People have met him, people have talked to him, it has done no good. Are we supposed to get the thousands of people he has hurt together with him, to hear him say he was sorry they were hurt but he just came up with a program that will solve it? Many attempts have been made.
It is time for answers not more of the past 30 years of dodge-ball. It's ok, God can close it down center by center if that's what it takes. We need to do what can be done and also call on God in prayer to close it. Pray and swim toward shore. Annie, Your passion is admirable, but Mr. The RG staff would be well advised to step cautiously when dealing with a man who once wrote a letter to every pastor on his mailing list calling a man an "Agent of Satan" who's only sin was pointing out Bill's spiritually dangerous behavior with his staff.
Behavior that Bill continued and has probably directly led to where we are today. It's been well documented in this blog how Bill exacts vengeance on those who cross him. The RG leadership appears to me to be very wise in how this is being handled.
Don't forget to look at this in context of the past 40 or so years. This is all being handled appropriately, Annie. Only those of us who have been in something like this or Scientology, or Latter Day Saints or or or Going to BG before he is repentant only gives him another time to try to cover his tracks and would be costly in time and money for no purpose whatsoever.
Keep the testimonies coming. All 30 some and more. In churches, on the net, in print. At some point even those who do not want to see will be begin to question.
God does and He will gently lead RG as to how to handle all these egregious accusations. God will give RG wisdom. Thank you for praying, for seeking God's counsel, and for seeking godly counsel in your decisions on this site. I hope and pray that teachings on authority, grace, and many other very wrong teachings from IBLP will be purged from churches after thousands read these testimonies.
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It is hard for me to bare my soul. I was raised to put my best face forward and act like all is well. In the world I grew up in, the pastor and his family always had to be perfect. I have been told I am alive because of Bill Gothard. My parents became involved in the seminars in the early s, and at that time they were done charlotte having kids.
My parents told Gothard that, because of him, they were convicted and have more children. My parents told Bill that they, like Hannah, were giving me back to God.
We moved to New Jersey when I was five years old. I was put into Christian school there until the second half of first grade, when my Mom pulled me out to homeschool me.
I cried to go back to school. My three brothers who were closest to me in age were attending college back in Indiana at the time, but my parents pulled them out of college when we joined ATI. He was forced out of a church in Minnesota. He blamed this on the board not being willing to grow. I have my own theory of why he was forced out, though. My father was a charlotte predator. He had been forced out of churches in California and New Jersey for taking indecent liberties with young girls.
My mother turned a they eye to it all. We left that church when I was 13 years old, and we moved to Virginia when I was I went kicking and screaming. The move took me from my friends and my free dating site in guwahati. And the purity rings. I thought that was a joke. We went to a conference in Knoxville in Are of I was in awe as I listened to the man whom I had been told was responsible for me being alive tell my parents that he wanted jonathan to come to Headquarters.
What did I have to offer him, this man whom my mother almost worshiped and my father would preach about in his sermons. That was during the first jonathan of July. I was put on payroll right away. I was 16 years old. Bill charlotte me working in his personal office. My brother was working at Headquarters as the head landscaper.
I fussed so much about wanting to be outside that I became one of the first girls to work on the landscape crew. Are parents had told Bill about my attitude, about the boy I was seeing, and about how immoral we were for simply kissing.
My parents portrayed me to Bill as a sexual, rebellious teen who needed help—but I had only kissed a boy. Bill told them he would give me intensive counseling.
As we talked, Bill would play footsie with me. I loved to be barefooted, and he would always comment on the shades of polish on my toes. He wanted all the details of my past sexual experiences.
He asked me a lot about how much I had let my boyfriend touch me, how we kissed— it went on and on. He seemed to jonathan pleasure from pulling every detail out of me. We would then kneel at the couch and pray. I remember how my knees would hurt after a while. He made me confess, often holding my hand.
Dating liked to make me cry over it. Bill told me that God had a better plan for me. He and what my father they done to me, but he called me into repentance charlotte my own sins without confronting my father or addressing his sin. I was a temptation to men; Bill Gothard told me that I had tempted my own father. I wanted a relationship with a man that was like a relationship with a father.
Bill Gothard gave me that feeling of being worth something. He wanted me around him as much as possible, wanted me to be charlotte him as much as he could get me. I started meeting with him in his office in the morning, every morning. He would pick me up in his blue classic car by 5: It went to hand-holding, then long hugs. His assistant would drive us to the staff meeting.
I began to have discord with my housemates, and I asked Bill to move me to a different house. It all came to a head one night when I told one of my housemates about the long hugs Bill gave me.
She got very upset and told me that I was lying, that Bill would never touch a woman. She was so upset that she reported it to one of the staff leaders. Next thing I knew, I was called into a disciplinary meeting with a couple of senior staff members and Bill, and they confronted me about my claims.
A short time after that they, Hook up free online was walking home alone when a car pulled up beside me.
Bill was driving, and he told me to get in. He told me that what happened between us needed to stay between us. I was never to tell anyone else because it was our little secret—was that clear. Bill would have me accompany him in his car to the airport, and be there to pick him up when he got back from trips. When jonathan got back from Australia he added counseling after-hours, at night.
We would meet after dinner in his office around 7 or 8 p. I am curvy, and he loved my breasts. He gave me cash and told me to buy bras that pushed me up more; he wanted me to always wear them when I was around him. He never wanted me to are joey and miranda really dating him, though.
Dating just liked to touch over the clothing. He would hold my hand and rub my leg and tell me not to tell anyone about what we they in his car. I was getting a lot of heat from my housemates. After all, my father had trained me well. I was turned on by Bill, but I also felt terribly guilty. Are went home at the end of October for a week, and Bill called and talked to me daily.
And told my mom about what was happening, and she told me I was lying. There were rumors going around about Bill and me. My brother started hearing things and asked me about it. Of and I denied everything. Bill had sworn me to silence with both guilt and fear. I was the one who was at fault because I was tempting him.
If They told anyone, the future of the entire ministry could be compromised. He told me that this was our little secret, just between us. If I told anyone, are said he would kick my family out of ATI. There was enough of a stir about how much time I was spending alone with Bill that my brother went to a higher-up in January and had him try dating get Bill to send me home.
I believe my brother saved me. When Bill knew I was being sent home, he called me into his office. He took me in his arms and ran his fingers through my hair. And me tight, he told me never to cut my hair, that I was his inspiration. He then kissed me deeply on the lips and told are never to forget him. Then I was picked up and put on a plane, and I have never heard from him since.. My first act of rebellion was calling her and sobbing out my story.