Avoiding Spiritual Abuse – HIRL Episode 154

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Free homeschool podcast about avoiding spiritual abuse.Spiritual abuse has been alive and well in the homeschool community for years. From early leaders like Bill Gothard/ATI to the deceptive charm of Doug Phillips and the Vision Forum/Family Integrated Church movement, homeschoolers often fall prey to the abuse of misguided leaders.

Joining Fletch and Kendra for the last full episode of Homeschooling in Real Life is Julie Anne Smith from the Spiritual Sounding Board website to discuss openly how the church and homeschoolers still fall into the trap of spiritual abuse.

This just might be our most important episode ever!


Julie Anne Smith – Spiritual Sounding Board

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  1. Noooooooooo! All done?! I get it, but all my favorite podcasters and youtubers are done or hardly posting. I’ll miss you so much. Thank you for all you’ve done. I’ll still be able to refer people to your archive but I’ll sure miss you both. Thank you.

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