Freedom: Part Six of My Life Inside the Narrowgate Cult at Messiah College

A man is something that's real. It's not what you are, it's what you can feel. It can't be too late to look through the hate and see - I know that's what a man can be. (Boston) I've been to quite a few Men's Ministry events in my life, but none has ever been quite like … Continue reading Freedom: Part Six of My Life Inside the Narrowgate Cult at Messiah College

White Wedding: Part Five of My Life Inside the Narrowgate Cult at Messiah College

Come on it's a nice day for a white wedding. It's a nice day to start again! (Billy Idol) One of the couples within the group, Ava & James, got married on March 16, 1996. They had become an official couple while in Narrowgate, and asked Liam to officiate the wedding ceremony. James was one of … Continue reading White Wedding: Part Five of My Life Inside the Narrowgate Cult at Messiah College

Nomads: Part Four of My Life Inside the Narrowgate Cult at Messiah College

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And the road becomes my bride. I have stripped of all but pride, so in her I do confide. And she keeps me satisfied, gives me all I need (Metallica) Now that Narrowgate was banned from meeting on campus, we met in various locations as a temporary arrangement as we worked things out.  It was about this … Continue reading Nomads: Part Four of My Life Inside the Narrowgate Cult at Messiah College

Special Report: Part Three of My Life Inside the Narrowgate Cult at Messiah College

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I think that I'm now somewhat caught up and have filled in as much detail as I can. Thank you for your patience while I got my chronological crap together. Also, thank you for humoring me in sharing some of the back story of how Pooky and I met and became a couple. We truly … Continue reading Special Report: Part Three of My Life Inside the Narrowgate Cult at Messiah College

Flashpoint: Part Two of My Life Inside the Narrowgate Cult at Messiah College

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When you finally regain control of your life's story from abusers who have held the pen for so long, it can take time to get the courage to write again, to say in effect: "You are no longer the author of my story and I do not need your approval to write the next chapter." … Continue reading Flashpoint: Part Two of My Life Inside the Narrowgate Cult at Messiah College

25 Years Later: Part One of My Life Inside the Narrowgate Cult at Messiah College

My daughter is a student at Messiah College (soon to be Messiah University) in South Central Pennsylvania. She writes articles for the campus newspaper, and has access to their news archives. One day, she sent us pictures from her iPhone of an article dated December 1st, 1995. The title, "Walking the Straight and Narrow Gate," … Continue reading 25 Years Later: Part One of My Life Inside the Narrowgate Cult at Messiah College