IFB Children’s Homes

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Hephzibah House to be featured on CNN (09/01)


According to the Times-Union in Warsaw, Indiana, CNN is featuring Hephzibah House as part of their “Ungodly Discipline” series on “Anderson Cooper 360.” I believe it will air at 8pm and 10pm, but check your local listings just in case. I am glad that Hephzibah House is receiving more national attention. In ABC New Investigates … Continue reading

“Broken” Part 4


This is the last part of the four-part article published in Mother Jones (July/August 2011) on IFB teen homes. If you have not read the article in its entirety, I strongly encourage you to do so. As a mom, I cannot imagine what it must be like to pick up the shattered pieces of a … Continue reading

“Broken” Part 3


Today, I’m continuing my series entitled “Broken,” that shares the recent Mother Jones article about IFB children’s homes in the July/August edition. Part 1 talks about one girl’s experiences at New Beginnings Ministries; Part 2 mentions more girls homes, Rebekah Home for Girls (Corpus Christi, TX) which eventually closed, and Hephzibah House, which operates today … Continue reading

“Broken” Part 2


In my last post, I shared the first part of a four-part article featured in Mother Jones (July/August 2011). This is the second part. The links in the article are not mine, but the author’s. Horror Stories From Tough-Love Teen Homes By Kathryn Joyce Part 2 of 4 New Beginnings is emblematic of an unknown … Continue reading

“Broken” Part 1


In case you haven’t seen the recent Mother Jones article about IFB girls homes (July/August 2011 Issue), I’ve decided to post it here on my blog. Normally, I try to summarize articles I read, to give you the gist of it, and the source as well. However, there is no way I can summarize this … Continue reading

ABC News Investigates New Beginnings Girls Academy


I am so glad to see a well-written article giving just a glimpse into the dark, secret world of some IFB children’s homes, specifically New Beginnings Girls Academy. Susan Donaldson James does an excellent job of giving a real voice to the girls highlighted in the article: Anne, an 18-year old who, after only two … Continue reading

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