Damaged Disciples: Casualties of Authoritarian Churches and the Shepherding Movement, Ron and Vicki Burks, 1992. Ron was taught to subject himself totally to his disciplers in the shepherding movement. Vicki was taught to submit to her husband. This is their story of struggling to break free and rebuild their lives. For Vicki, it is the story of rescuing her “self” from non-being. Ron later earned his PhD. in counseling and was on staff at Wellspring. Here is his dissertation, Cognitive Impairment In Thought Reform Environments.
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Good things from my WebsitesCommon Law Marriagess Tract: Fam12 Common Law Marriages: A tract explaining why it is better to formally marry than just live together. In this tract we explore what God has to say about "just living together" without the formal marriage relationship. Whether you have sex living apart, or live together having sexual relations, this is more or less the same. Sections:
What is the example for us?
Adultery is sin
Common Law Marriage
Marriage is until death do us part
Divorce in the Bible
The Formality of a Wedding
The Problem of common law marriage
How do we fix common law marriage?
The point of having a formal wedding is to publicly and formally recognize the relationship between the two people, and this includes before both sides of the family, friends, co-workers, This is a formal «vow» or serious promise and relationship between the two people. By means of a formal wedding, the people involved are making their relationship and committment serious before all and between the two. What a common law marriage without any public or religious recognition is, is to make fun of God, the divine institution of marriage, and seriousness that God has placed on «living together as man and wife.Please support our tract ministry by donating on the tract website (see sidebar). Because of your donations we can offer these tracts online, and for free. Read the Tract CH34
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