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January 17, 2000
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How do you know if you have been a member of a cult? Is The Way International an cult? Should a excult member get counseling?
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January 17, 2000
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bird,

Great question...I'm not sure though if I have a good answer, only intuition. Maybe others here can help me out?

However, I believe a cult does share these two characteristics:

A Cult distances us from family and friends

A cult has its own set of "rules" which are many times different from society's rules.

Should someone seek counseling if they have been in a cult?

Well, if you feel unresolved pain, have lasting confusion, or have trouble re-assimilating yourself back into a life you feel good about, then yes, counseling could be a good starting point.

- SC

January 18, 2000
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bird,

I don't have an answer, only a question: What is The Way International, and why do you think it could be a cult?

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January 18, 2000
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Thanks Sc.
Eve, The Way International is considered by some to be a cult. It calls itself a riblical, research, and
teaching ministry. I was involved for 16 years and a couple of years I left. Leaving meant you could not have contact with anyone that was still involved with The Way. It was a very difficult time for me losing all my friends and identity. I am just now coming terms with what happened.

January 18, 2000
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I am sorry I meant to type biblical.

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