Gothard resigned from the IBLP board of administrators in 2014 amid allegations towards him that declare he molested and sexually harassed ladies within the group, per NBC News. On the time, Gothard addressed the allegations in a since-deleted assertion on his web site: “My actions of holding of fingers, hugs, and touching of ft or hair with younger girls crossed the boundaries of discretion and have been flawed.”
Based on NBC Information, IBLP launched an inside investigation, which dominated that Gothard “had acted in an inappropriate method” and would not be part of the group. Regardless of this, IBLP famous they discovered no legal exercise in his actions.
Two years in the past, Jinger shared about her journey to leaving IBLP behind. In her 2021 e book The Hope We Maintain: Discovering Peace within the Guarantees of God, co-written with husband Jeremy Vuolo, Jinger particulars the beginning of her journey to breaking away from IBLP.
“I needed to see if the convictions I might all the time held have been true,” she wrote. “I needed to look at why I believed what I believed, and if these beliefs have been supported by the Scripture. Now, as I reexamined and in contrast them to scripture, my convictions have been altering.”