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Missionary meeting for Bela Dobos in Fullerton 2008

Goleta
Placentia
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Indonesia
Report on the Geftakys Assemblies in Nigeria

Two Boys

Manchester
Ottawa
Letter of Concern to Scott and Jim
Appeal To Assemblies
Ask Questions
Open Letter to Assembly Folks Answers to Questions For Mike Zach
Samuel In Fullerton
Defense Mechanisms of Addicts
Plymouth Brethren Heritage

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Articles and Resources

Elements of Spiritual Abuse
Abuse in Christian Families
Second Generation Adults
Biblical Correctives
Recovery from Spiritual Betrayal and Abuse
Faith Afterward
Intro to the Assembly
Assembly History
Final Weeks of the Assembly
Assembly Teaching and Practice
Assembly Documents
Personal Experience
Creative Writing
New Directions
Resources

Christian Books about Spiritual Abuse and Aberrant Groups
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Elements of Spiritual Abuse

Alphabetical Index of Perspectives Articles
K. Gordon Neufeld on Mind Control
Christian Books
Relationship Checklist
Categories of Sects and Groups with Cultic Potential
Definition of an Abusive Group
Enroth
Enroth Memo
Chronic Stress Is a Killer
Is Your Church Free from Cultic Tendencies?
A Demand for Purity
Local Church Similarities
The 3HO Dysfunctional Family - How I Figured It Out
A Critical Evaluation of a Church
When to Leave
An Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Gone Cultic?
Introduction to Heartbreak and Rage by K. Gordon Neufeld
The Lucifer Effect
Are Christians Subject to Mind Control?
Hooked
Damages Done
Comments on The Other Side of the Garden
Cognitive Distortion
Could There Have Been a Few Sociopaths among Us?
Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD)
Malignant Narcissism: Quotes from Peck's People of the Lie
Malignant Narcissism: A Stage Production
Evil - Self Evaluation
Watchman Nee
Clergy Sexual Abuse
Honoring the Truth-Teller

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Abuse in Christian Families

Alphabetical Index - Abuse in Christian Families
Author Index - Abuse in Christian Families
Judy's Letter to Verne
Rachel Geftakys' account of her father David's domestic violence
Domestic Violence in the Assembly
Examples of Abuse in Assembly Families
Domestic Violence
Domestic Abuse Screening
Verbal Abuse Part 1: What Is It?
Verbal Abuse Part 2: What To Do about It
Verbal Abuse Part 3: Is There More to It?
Relationship Checklist
Losses of Leaving and Abusive Relationship
Timeline of the Collapse of the Geftakys Ministry
Couple Counseling in Violent Family Relationships

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Second Generation Adults   (Nothing new here - these all appear in other sections of the site.)

Assemblyboard Comments about the Treatment of Children in the Assembly
Born or Raised in High-Demand Groups: Developmental Considerations
The Challenge of Forgiveness
Children in the Crosshairs of Trauma
Cognitive Distortions
Complicated Grief, excerpt from Reuters
Coping with Triggers
Dealing with Grief: Complicated Grief in Adults
Effective. Practical. Parenting (website)
Emotional Deprivation Disorder
Forgiving, as discussed by Archbishop Desmond Tutu, head of the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission
The Gradations of Abuse
The Grief Recovery Handbook
Healthy, Happy, Holy Organization" (3HO)
How Religious Parents Royally Screw Up Their Children
Introduction to Hearbreak and Rage
If Your God Is Not God, Fire Him
Learning to Say "No"
A Parable for Parents of Young Children
Phobias
Quitting Soccer: Thoughts from Mom and Dad
Raised in Cultic Groups: The Impact on the Development of Certain Aspects of Character
Reflections on Post Cult Recovery
Seeing God in New Ways: Recovery from Distorted Images of God
Setting Boundaries
Spiritual Abuse
Spiritual Brokenness in Recovery
Traumatic Loss and Grief
Use of the Word "Cult" on this Site
What to do When Your Child Says He Doesn't Believe Any More
When Religion Goes Bad--Part 1, Part 2, Part 3
When the Darkness Will Not Lift
"When You Are Ready To Try Again: Going Back To Church
Wish I Could Be There...
Wretched Urgency: The Grace of God or Hamsters on a Wheel?
Wretched Urgency II: My Not-So-Guilty Pleasures

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Recovery from Spiritual Betrayal and Abuse

Wellspring
Words of Grace from the Bible
Relationship Checklist
Couple Counseling in Violent Family Relationships
Cognitive Distortion
Is God's Grace Suspended Until We Act A Guide to Healthy Communication
The Inner Ring
Christian Husbands: How to Be the Husband of a Happy Wife
A Real Marriage
Author Index - Recovery from Spiritual Betrayal and Abuse
A Healthy Assembly Afterlife
Complicated Grief - from Reuters News Article
Stages of recovery
A Myth - Excerpts from Dispelling the Myths by Dr. Paul Martin
Elements of Recovery
Recovery Issues
Phobias
A Guide to Healthy Communication
Group Loyalty
Misplaced Loyalty
Note to Abusers
Mature Husbands and Fathers
Child Training
Healthy Assembly Afterlife
The Recovering Pharisee
Getting Input from Others
Having "Morning Times"--??
Abandon the Invisible Lifeline
A Healthy Church
Beware the Leaven of the Pharisees
Chess Master
Doctrinal Recovery
Out of Solitude Excerpt
Helps to Spiritual Renewal after Spiritual Abuse
A Model for Healing
Apology 2006
Wounded Pilgrims

Purpose In Writing
Term Explained
Is There Any Encouragement
Finding No Joy
Being Human
Hold On
The Inheritance
Redefinition Of Faith
Bible-Reading Reluctance
Reading the Bible With the Mind
Reading the Bible Mystically
Reading the Bible - the Gospel
Intimacy In Prayer Praying and Talking with Others
Who Is Deceived?
The Faith
Book Recommendation
Disabusing the Abuser
"Cult" Word
Honest About the Past
For The Weak
Grace For Sinners
Sinner Woman
LeadingOfSpirit
Assembly Investment
Triggers

Assemblyspeak

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Biblical Correctives for Spiritual Abuse

Alphabetical Index - Biblical Correctives
Author Index - Biblical Correctives
Words of Grace from the Bible
Devotional Helps
Christian Books
Glossary of Theological Terms
Checks on Power and Authority
Justification by Faith and Its Consequences
The Galatian Crisis
Assurance of Salvation in Romans 8
Barely Saved
Beyond Probation
Christ Our Surety
Death and Unconfessed Sin
Justification Vindicated
Justification  At Judgment Day
Quotations On Rewards
Righteousness for the Unrighteous
Gospel-Driven Sanctification
Free To Be Righteous
Living As Heirs
What Is Sanctification?
Keswick Burnout
Two Natures
Christ Died for the Sins of Christians, Too
Overcomer FAQs
On Perfectionism
It's Like Navigation
Hebrews Chapter 6
Is God's Grace Suspended Until We Act
What Is "God's Will"?
Explore the Book Part 1 - Genesis through Esther
Explore the Book Part 2 - Job through Daniel
Explore the Book Part 3 - Hosea through Malachi
Explore the Book Part 4 - Intertestamental Period and New Testament
I Will Restore
Learning What We Already Know
Making Sense out of Suffering
Preacher of Good Tidings
Progress of the Gospel
Reminders from the Heart of God
Who I Am in Christ
Ecclesiology of Ephesians
An Organism and an Organization
Universal Office
Special Offices
Calvin Church Discipline
Church Discipline URC
Fundamental Structures: Fullness of the Time
Fundamental Structures: The Mystery of Christ
Fundamental Structures: Firstborn from the Dead
In Christ With Christ
Revealed in the Flesh
Thousand Year Reign
Full Salvation by Devout Effort
The Importance of Using Our Minds
The Mind in the Christian Life
Authority
Checks on Power and Authority in the New Testament
The Inner Ring
The Office of Ruling Elder
Christian Husbands: How to Be the Husband of a Happy Wife
A Real Marriage

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Faith after Spiritual Betrayal

Existential Faith
Pascal's Wager
Improbability Of Chance
Anthony Flew
Why
Reason for Evil
Why Does a Loving God Allow Tragedies?
The Beach of Glass

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Introduction to the Assembly Ministry of George and Betty Geftakys

Assembly Locations and Leaders
Problems with Assembly Teaching and Practice
The Assemblies - an Overview
History-of-the-Geftakys-Assembly-Ministry
The Assemblies of George & Betty Geftakys: Introduction to the Ministry
2003 Disbanding of the Geftakys Assembly
The Assembly Lifestyle
Cult Definition
Current Concerns
Challenges Facing Former Assembly Members

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Assembly History

Assembly Locations and Leaders
George and Betty Geftakys Post-Assembly
The Assemblies - an Overview
History of the Geftakys Assembly Ministry
Midwest and Tuscola History
Missing Info
Seminar Pix
Assembly Pix
Assembly Timeline
ANOPDec89
Seminar Titles Fullerton
Seminar Titles Comments
The Work
House of Christian Love
Letters  From Abroad
Publications
Believers Prayer Letter Excerpts
The Jesus Movement
Why the Irons Left the Assembly

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Final Weeks of the Assembly

Kristin's story - George Geftakys' secretary
Rachel Geftakys' account of her father David's domestic violence
Timeline of the Collapse of the Geftakys Ministry

Letter From Concerned Hispanic Brother, July 20,2001
Rachel Geftakys' account of her father David's domestic violence - Part 4
Letter of Reprimand to David Geftakys
Mike and Cheryl Zach's Letter to George
Heidi Johnson's Email
Dan and Mark's Letter to David. Nov. 20, 2000
Kirk C.'s Letter to Mark Miller, June 23, 1994
Eli
Reality and Fantasy
Response to Kirk Cesaretti's Public Letter
Brent E-mails Danny
leaving the lodge
George Plans Meeting to Discuss Future of Work, December 23,2002
Letter to George Expressing Disappointment Jan. 6, 2003
Spiritual Insanity
Dan Notti Apologizes to San Luis Obispo Assembly, Jan. 13th, 2003
George Claims Brethren Pre-judged him, Feb. 5, 2003
Was GG's Excommunication Scriptural

Brent T. Calls the Assembly Leadership to Action

Department of Corrections
301 Moved Permanently
Why Are You Doing This?
Excommunicated
Issues
But We Didn't Know
The Issues
GGSA
Day 19, Cultivating Community
"Statements Collected from the Published Writings of George Geftakys"
Finances in the Assembly
Warning Flyer about the Assembly
"My son just joined a strange church and I am worried about him. Who are these people?"
tobin2
Minimum Requirements
A False Apology by George Geftakys
Eyewitnesses To The Farce
Here are a couple of letters that The Lord
Retirement or Repentance
Rumors
On The Threshold of Opportunity
An Outsider
Something To Consider Regarding Leaders
The Latest
January 18
January 19th
Where Are All The Articles
I must apologize for the tardiness of this update
Excommunication of George Geftakys
This kind only comes out by prayer and fasting
The Six Week Challenge
Why Six Weeks
Deciding to leave
Navigating the Deeper Life
Who Are The Wolves?
Where is Timothy Geftakys?
Answers to Questions For Mike Zach
Some Encouraging Developments
Some Discouraging Developments
Principles to Employ When Dealing With Geftakys
Recent Words from Mike Zach
My view of Recent Events in The Geftakys Assembly
This kind only comes out by prayer and fasting
Bewitched And Deceived
Farewell
Brent's Original Website Home Page
Here's Something That May Help
Chuck V. Repents
Letter Announcing G. Geftakys' Excommunication
The Wicked Son
Persecution
Brent Reflects on the First Year
From an Ex-Assemblyite
Seeking Survivors

Collapse of the Geftakys Assembly in Omaha, Nebraska

Department of Corrections
Answers to Questions For Mike Zach
Some Encouraging Developments
Some Discouraging Developments
Principles to Employ When Dealing With Geftakys
Recent Words from Mike Zach
My view of Recent Events in The Geftakys Assembly
This kind only comes out by prayer and fasting
Bewitched And Deceived
Farewell
Chuck Miller's Response

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Assembly Teaching and Practice

Robert Lifton's Criteria for Thought Reform Applied to the Assemblies
Report on the Geftakys Assemblies in Nigeria 
Open Letter to Assembly Folks
Defense Mechanisms of Addicts
Plymouth Brethren Heritage
Alphabetical Index - Assembly Teaching and Practice
Assemblyspeak
California Legal Codes
Author Index - Assembly Teaching and Practice
Relationship Checklist
Dr. Enroth - Stress-Making Churches
Dr. Enroth - Memo
The 3HO Dysfuntional Family - How I Figured It Out: Introduction

The 3HO Dysfuntional Family - How I Figured It Out: Don't Talk - Roles - Sex Roles
The 3HO Dysfuntional Family- How I Figured It Out: Personality Roles - the Hero, the Scapegoat, the Forgotten Child
The 3HO Dysfuntional Family- How I Figured It Out: Keeping Safe
The 3HO Dysfuntional Family- How I Figured It Out: Network of Lies
The 3HO Dysfuntional Family- How I Figured It Out: Personality Types - Grief-on-top-of-Rage, Co-Dependents
The 3HO Dysfuntional Family- How I Figured It Out: Pit of Rage, Keeping Up, Talking about Mom and Dad's Problem
The 3HO Dysfuntional Family- How I Figured It Out: Denial
The 3HO Dysfuntional Family- How I Figured It Out: 3HO Forfeited
The 3HO Dysfuntional Family- How I Figured It Out: Conclusion

Could There Have Been a Few Sociopaths among Us?
The Galatian Crisis
Two Natures
Overcomer FAQs
Is God's Grace Suspended Until We Act
Full Salvation by Devout Effort
Misplaced Loyalty
Child Training
Beware the Leaven of the Pharisees
Apology 2006
Handbook to Happiness
The Jesus Movement
Why the Irons Left the Assembly
Cycle Of Devotion
George Geftakys:  Published Writings
Solomon Colleague Letter
Sonship
Reckoning Faith
False Holiness
False Holiness Outline
False Holiness Condensed
Getting Back To The Book Of Acts
Heavenly Vision
Glasnost, Perestroika and the Geftakys Assembly
Already Glorified
Simple Trust
Beginning Of Sorrows
Apocalypse XII
Which Is It
Betty Geftakys' Family Background
Message To Wives
Assembly Weddings
Brainwashing
Mind Control
Errors in Assembly Doctrine and Practice
Role Of Leading Brothers
Three Filters
Fear, Pride and False Virtue: Three Weapons that Protect the Assembly
A God Unlike the Assembly God
The Code of Silence in the Assembly
George Geftakys' Treatment of People
What G. Geftakys Believes about His Ministry
Leaving The Assembly
Money
Gnats Camels, and TV
Child Training
Response To WLA
Friendship
Who's Your Daddy?
Journalings On Prayer
Assemblyspeak
"Getting a Promise"
Puzzle Pieces
More Puzzle Pieces
Robb M.
The Pattern of Love
A Green Bay Tree
What's Happened To Us
A Healthy Assembly After-Life

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Assembly Documents

The Four Anchors
Kristin's story - George Geftakys' secretary
All Night of Prayer December 1989
"This Ministry" Chart
Called Into Fellowship Diagram
Living in Our Home
Selfer's Prayer
Selfer Chart
Fenelon Quote
Prayer To Change My Way of Thinking
The Faith of the Son of God: "Let This Mind Be in You"
Administrative Throne Chart
Child Training Pamphlet
Training Chart
Campus Letter
Christmas
Bookmark Comments
Heavenly Ladder
Cycle Of Devotion
Apocalypse Poem
Torch and Testimony Statement Of Purpose
Letter To Beth
Spring Seminar 2000
Winter Seminar 2003 Brochure
Full-Time Worker Directions

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Personal Accounts

Kristin's story - George Geftakys' secretary
Rachel Steepleton (nee Geftakys): Part of My Story
Assembly Domestic Violence
Hooked
Midwest and Tuscola History
Why the Irons Left the Assembly
The Code of Silence in the Assembly
Robb M
Seeking Survivors
Flora
My name is Judy Geftakys
Anonymous Tuscola
Gretchen W.'s Story
Issue OControl
The Story of 'Denise Stanford', one of G. Geftakys' private secretaries
Joe Sperling
What It Is Like To Be Fully Committed To The Geftakys Group
My Sorrow
Assembly Kid
Brad M.
Lydia - My Life
Dan N.
Rites Of Passage
Kevin W.
Exchange Student
Local Church
Stories George Told Us
Assembly Longings
My Rebellion
Stranger Rape
Beth's Account - George Geftakys' secretary in the 1970's
Navigating the Deeper Life
Chris and Mary
Last Conversations
Eulaha
Frank
Garth X.
Appeal from a Former Leading Brother in Omaha
Marcia M.
Gerson
Yet Another True Story

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Creative Writing

Assembly Love
Numbers
We Chewed Gum
A Dream
Olympic Gym
George In WLA
Jackass
Desecration
Rudolph
Night Before
An Unobserved Visitor
Good Samaritan
Charlie Brown
God's Character
Vigil
Moving
Healing Things
Remains
Hardest Things
Worldview
Three Years
Quizzical Eyes
Overcomers
My Escape
In Fond Remembrance of our Dear Brother
April Fool's Day
Little Georgie and the Giant Hand
Traversing Purgatory
Black And White
Sunday Morning
Return from Exile
You Are Loved, My Son

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New Directions

Wellspring
David Geftakys
George and Betty Geftakys Post-Assembly
Remedy Drive
Out of Solitude Excerpt
Wayne Mathews
Joe Miller
Dan Buss
Flora
Nigeria - Dr. Sunday Ochenjele  
Prayer Requests
Photos
GingerGeftakys
Connie Wellik, Former Assembly Member, Is Now a Minister
Dave Sable on Recovery
Gordon W. - what I've learned so far...
Tom Maddux
Chemically Sensitive
Becky Emails
Abe's Essay
Xerox Project
Cysewski Support Group
Where Now
Kathy
Nigeria Comments
ProLife
Brad Mathias
Al Hartman
Pandemic Preparedness

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Resources Related to Spiritual Betrayal and Abuse, and Other Good Stuff

Movies related to spiritual abuse
Christian Books
Secular books about spiritual abuse, cults, mind control, evil...
Links
Media
Other Good Stuff


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