Here are some privacy don’ts: Another important part of family good manners is sharing. If you accidentally dial a wrong number, excuse yourself.
You share the TV set and the telephone and the bathroom and maybe a bedroom or a closet or a desk. This means cleaning up after yourself and sharing the responsibility for the safety of everyone in the house. If someone dials your number accidentally, accept his apology. It is considerate to make phone calls at a time when they will not disturb people.
Custom is the habit of doing certain things like shaking hands and tipping hats mentioned above.
Consideration is the most important idea behind all good manners.
Since leaving the IFB in 1999, I have encountered many people who have come from not only IFB churches, but also other Christian churches with similar experiences of spiritual abuse.
Although I understand that good things still happen in IFB churches and that many people are brought to the Lord and salvation, I still believe that the IFB operates much like a cult.
Much of what you will read here comes directly from my personal experience.It is important for members of a family to consider each other’s privacy.No matter how crowded a home is, everyone in it has a right to some place that is his own.I’ve been accused of making the fallacy of hasty generalizations or that I’m simply over generalizing based on just my experience.While I can’t say that every IFB church is run in a spiritually abusive manner since that would be an impossible claim to knowledge, I can easily infer, based on my experience with multiple IFB churches and based on others who I’ve talk to or shared their stories on this site, that most are.