Some lessons I have learned from reading about the Institute in Basic Life Principles:
1. Avoid any organisation offering counselling for sexual abusers and sexual-abuse victims founded by someone called "Gothard".
Avoid organisations where the main advice to sexual-abuse victims is
"It was your fault for tempting him. Feel repentance and allow Christ
3. Avoid sexual-morality-enforcement organisations which
are essentially job-creation schemes for the founder's family,
especially if the founder's brother was eventually sacked for treating
its secretaries as his personal harem.
4. Avoid counselling /
sexual-morality-enforcement organisations if the founder's name
frequently occurs in connection with words like "sexually grooming".
5. "Gothard". Ha.