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Jessica’s Story: Part 1

My story starts out similar to most. ATF+Zeal+Parental Consent=August 99 Arrival! First year started off rough…my Core Advisor left weeks after Gauntlet…followed by my Intern Advisor…leaving an overwhelming feeling of aimlessness. After the January’s graduated,I…


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Does Puking = Godliness?

We’ve got a good conversation going on in the forums about eating disorders and whether or not the environment at the Honor Academy contributes to them. Now, this is not something I have personally struggled…


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Karah’s Story: Part 1

My Teen Mania experience was kind of middle-of-the-road. There were things that I loved and things I couldn’t stand. The Beginning. First, I never wanted to be there. I KNEW that God had told me…



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Ellen’s Story: Part 1

Ellen (not her real name) recently sent me a copy of the letter that she sent to the Board of Directors. I’ve left out her remarks addressing the Board specifically, but here is the rest…


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No Rest for the Weary

As any intern will tell you, sleep is a precious commodity during your time at the Honor Academy. You are kept SO busy and push your body so hard, that most people spend the year…



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Carrie’s Story

I was an intern in January of 1999. I dropped out of college in the middle of my sophomore year, convinced that I was supposed to be a world changer. I was placed as an…


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Health & Safety Issues

The number of injuries and illnesses developed at Teen Mania is shockingly high and totally unnecessary. I’ll be posting a story tomorrow that touches on this topic. In the meantime, send me your stories relating…