Bill Gothard to launch marriage advice column
After the wild success of his courtship tutorial Seven Courtship Secrets for a Successful Marriage, Bill Gothard recently announced that he has agreed to write a weekly marriage column for a national newspaper chain.
"Thousands of young ATI couples are experiencing the blessing of God by loving the Lord Jesus Christ and honoring both sets of parents while pursuing their life partners," said Gothard. "We now want to give them the tools to build successful marriages. After all, these are two individuals who have never been kissed -- they need to be taught."
Gothard's syndicated column will feature advice about finances, sex, children, housekeeping, and other highly-contentious issues that newlyweds often face. "After 50 years of advising couples in how to resolve their conflicts, I have discovered in God's Word many steps to achieve a powerful marriage," he said.
ATI choir to perform Super Bowl halftime show
After the debacle of Janet Jackson's performance, National Football League officials have sought "family-friendly" entertainers to perform during the NFL's highly-rated halftime show. Recent artists have included U2, Tom Petty, and the Rolling Stones.
ATI families around the country were thrilled to learn that the IBLP Headquarters Staff Choir has been selected to perform for Super Bowl XLV. (For a sample of their work, click here.) "The NFL strongly believes in character qualities and humanitarian service," said NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. "We searched far and wide and selected the IBLP Choir as the best representatives of our league. We're confident this group will have no wardrobe malfunctions."
"The IBLP Choir is thrilled to have this opportunity to shine their light for the Lord," said Bill Gothard, ATI's well-loved president and founder. "Football itself can be a distraction from the higher calling that God has for us, but we trust that our acapella harmonies and handbells will persuade the Super Bowl audience to lay aside worldly pursuits and begin developing a mighty spirit."