Re: Recovery from LGAT "Discovery" in Dallas
Date: November 05, 2007 11:37AM
A single text message saying "I hope things are going well" or an e-mail saying "Im praying for you" is hardly psychological warfare, mind control, or an emotional affair. I say the same things to the men that I attended the class with, I say the same things to people in every day conversation, I would say the same things to you if I knew you...its called courteous small talk.
EC I hope that you are not an actual cop if you are promoting the act of terrorist threats to an individual and his family. If an individual was behaving inappropriately with your wife, then you have legit beef, but that is hardly the doing of discovery. I went and I know the difference between offering a kind word, and deep emotional contact, there are losers who attend discovery just like there are anywhere, you have to be cautious. If I caught my wife in the same situation I would realize that I could not control her, I would communicate with her my concern and work on a solution. She should be the one to break the contact, not you being overbearing and doing it for her without her consent. 15% of the marriages have problems, wow welcome tothe real world. Most marriages have problems, a lot of people go to discovery because they are in an abusive relationship, if discovery helps them to resolve or discontinue those relationships, then more power to them.
No one is offering counseling to someone who doesn't want it, we are offering advice and encouragment to people who ASK for it. People only get a respomse if they communicate a need for advice or encouragement. So if a guy I met at discovery is an alcoholic who is already attending AA, and he calls me saying he wants a drink, I dont encourage him to stay strong? I put him on hold and go find a liscenced counselor. You dont advise your family and freinds when they need it. You ignore them until you go to college and get a psychology degree?
The "contract" she signed was not unlike the one I signed. It is a short description of your own self worth as you see it. Mine is "I am a worthy and loved man"... maybe a lottle hokey, but hardly dangerous. We also make commitments to a person who is our "buddy" , mine were this: i will spend more time with my family, I will play with my son more, I will take more time to be in nature. Hardly financial or binding commitments to discovery or any of its founders.
I will not post again because, quite frankly, your minds are already made up. Discovery defies the definition of what a cult is. Discovery has no agenda that it expresses to any member. No one from discovery, other than the people I met who attended the class, have had any contact with me. Discovery claims no one religion or political stance. Discovery is the farthest thing from a cult that there is, you just need a scapegoat and discovery is it.