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by Gillie
Sun Jan 28, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: What is spiritual abuse?
Topic: And so this is Christmas ...
Replies: 7
Views: 662

Re: And so this is Christmas ...

It is impossible to adequately explain what I go through each Christmas, birthdays and other significant dates. Reading articles on the practice of shunning helps to confirm to your mind that it is wrong and will always be wrong, despite the BCF doctrine that defends and explains such behaviour. Jus...
by Gillie
Sun Jun 25, 2017 10:49 pm
Forum: About us
Topic: Why Streetcar??
Replies: 10
Views: 2101

Re: Why Streetcar??

My second question:

How do I post an image or diagram. It is not on the internet so I can''t include a link.

We used to be able to post photos or images on previous streetcars. Can anyone help?
by Gillie
Thu Jun 22, 2017 5:19 pm
Forum: What is spiritual abuse?
Topic: Spiritual Abuse
Replies: 3
Views: 2983

Re: Spiritual Abuse

Beware of "Spiritual Abuse" Craig von Buseck Spiritual abuse can be difficult to detect at first if you have never encountered it. In a manipulative church, the pastor or senior leaders have subtly positioned themselves to take the place of the Holy Spirit in people's lives. They may try to put und...
by Gillie
Thu Jun 22, 2017 4:58 pm
Forum: About us
Topic: Why Streetcar??
Replies: 10
Views: 2101

Re: Why Streetcar??

Is there a 'guest' member option on this Streetcar?

It is important for some people to keep their identity protected, so signing in and posting under 'guest' is a helpful option to have.
by Gillie
Sun Jun 18, 2017 7:05 am
Forum: Shunning and Isolation
Topic: The Science of Why Good People Do Bad Things
Replies: 2
Views: 509

The Science of Why Good People Do Bad Things

I am using this quote from the Daily Devotions June 9th, 2017 to expose the justification Victor Hall gives for shunning anyone who leaves BCF. By twisting scripture around, and using his particular power and manipulation of people, he has pressured good people to exhibit bad behaviour. Those of us ...
by Gillie
Fri Jun 16, 2017 7:00 am
Forum: Library
Topic: Media
Replies: 2
Views: 383

Media

All Cults Are Not Created Equal WNPR News By JOSH NILAYA The Colin McEnroe Show All cults are not created equal. From the wide array of beliefs they teach to the variety of people who're involved, cults are as different from each other as are officially recognized religions. This hour we'll hear fr...
by Gillie
Fri Jun 16, 2017 6:45 am
Forum: Library
Topic: A Clinician’s Guide to Working With Former Members and Families
Replies: 0
Views: 329

A Clinician’s Guide to Working With Former Members and Families

Cult Recovery: A Clinician’s Guide to Working With Former Members and Families Editors: Lorna Goldberg, William Goldberg, Rosanne Henry, Michael Langone “Decades of valuable and useful research and treatment experience are contained in these essays. Nothing comparable exists in current mental healt...
by Gillie
Mon Jun 12, 2017 10:43 am
Forum: Library
Topic: Churches that Abuse by Ronald M Enroth
Replies: 4
Views: 522

Re: Churches that Abuse by Ronald M Enroth

Thanks surprisedbyjoy. I read the conclusion to this chapter and have put the summary in points below. For me, this describes BCF exactly. What do others think? Churches That Abuse by Ronald M Enroth Chapter 1: Introduction This book is about people who have been abused psychologically and spiritual...
by Gillie
Sat Jun 10, 2017 6:50 pm
Forum: What is spiritual abuse?
Topic: Spiritual Abuse
Replies: 3
Views: 2983

Re: Spiritual Abuse

These two websites may be helpful for those needing help with spiritual abuse: The National Association for Christian Recovery Resources: Three lectures on the topic of spiritual abuse by Jeff VanVonderen: 1. Healthy and Abusive Spiritual Dynamics 2. The Abusive Religious System 3. How We Get Hooked...
by Gillie
Sat Jun 10, 2017 6:40 pm
Forum: About us
Topic: Checklists and Helpful Information
Replies: 12
Views: 1541

Re: Checklists and Helpful Information

5. Does the group encourage high moral standards both among members and between members and non-members? I recall interesting experiences around point 5 and basic morals. surprisedbyjoy I am sure many of us could share points where we saw and witnessed behaviour that was clearly immoral . Immoral D...