Month: December 2014

Counseling after a fatal bus wreck

Jim Berg’s counseling represents what has been a systemic problem in the counseling practiced by key figures in the University and those who were trained by them.We have compiled some quotations from the GRACE report that focus specifically on two

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Our analysis of Steve Pettit’s chapel talk after the GRACE report

Monday morning Steve Pettit addressed the  people of BJU in chapel. The transcript of his talk was made public on the site BJUNews here, and our commentary on it is in bold. I do want to highlight our own BJU.edu website that actually really

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Thoughts from another BJU-related abuse survivor after the GRACE report

From a sexual abuse /assault survivor who was counseled less than ten years ago by head counselor and counseling teacher and counseling book author Jim Berg. (Since she’s the second survivor to post with us, we’re giving her  the B

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Thoughts from a BJU-related abuse survivor about education at Bob Jones University

An abuse survivor whose story is told in the GRACE report has written this for us to publish. Since she’s the first survivor to post with us, we’re giving her the A name “Anna.” I have read the entire GRACE

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An Outline and Brief Summary of the GRACE report on Bob Jones University

This outline is designed to help you know where to jump in if the report in its entirety seems daunting.   (What’s in parentheses is our synopsis of the section or sometimes a synopsizing quotation of the section.) When you’re ready to read the

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A letter to Bob Wood regarding his teachings on sexual abuse counseling

posted by Rebecca In March of 2013 I watched this video, a lecture of Bob Wood to a counseling class, called “Scriptural Principles for Counseling the Hurting.” Though the video was from the 1990s, it was still for sale in

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Today I prayed . . .

posted by Rebecca By the end of October of 2012, I had been aware of the issue of sexual abuse (sometimes beyond my imaginings!) in “good Christian families” and from “good Christian leaders” for only about four months. This period of time constituted—I

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Are you loyal?

posted by Rebecca Alma mater. “Nourishing mother.” Feels like an irrevocable bond, doesn’t it? Maybe some guilt feelings about saying anything negative? So . . . if people are publicly pointing out serious problems in their alma mater, you might feel

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