ubfriends 10th Anniversary Edition

For those affected by undue religious influence

archived articles and discussions:

ubfriends 1.0 - 2010 to 2015

ubfriends 2.0 - 2015 to 2018

ubfriends 3.0 - 2018 to 2019

Friendship rose

Who is this site for?

If you have experienced (or are experiencing) a controlling or authoritarian or overbearing group, church, or relationship, you may find this site helpful. You have friends here :)

This website is currently a collection of documents and information intended to assist people associated with the Korean campus Bible study group called University Bible Fellowship (UBF). The information here is for members, former members, friends, students, parents, university personnel, and anyone who has happened to encounter the UBF shepherds or missionaries on a college campus.

The plan is to expand the discussions here to include anyone who has experienced undue religious influence and is seeking healing and recovery.

"You Be Friends" is friendly toward current members. The information provided here may be shocking or infuriating to you as a current member. Friends, however, speak to one another with honesty. Reading this material is understandably a risk for you. The hope is that you will begin to examine your organization more objectively, and work toward public repentance.

"You Be Friends" is friendly toward former members. After leaving an authoritarian religious group such as UBF, there are few people in the outside world who understand your situation, and the impact UBFism has on your life. You will find here many resources and connections with people who also left the group. The hope is that you will find healing and rebuild your life.

"You Be Friends" is friendly toward anyone seeking relief from undue religious influence. Regardless of the specific group or church or relationship, there are common recovery techniques for what could be called post-traumatic church syndrome (PTCD) and other excessive influences on people's lives. We may not be able to help each other specifically, but at least we could share and learn from each other.