From XFamily - Children of God
- January 19 — Approximately 30 members of the Children of God are arrested in Mexico.
- The Reorganization Nationalization Revolution brings a name change from Children of God to The Family of Love.
- Flirty Fishing is adopted widely by the membership.
- The Family of Love banned in France amid charges of sexual abuse.
- Christianity Today: Children of God: New Revelations — 1978-02-24
- Globe and Mail: Didn't know boy killed until three days later, Gruener says on stand — 1978-03-07
- Globe and Mail: Pampered Betesh, other 3 shared interests despite backgrounds — 1978-03-11
- Globe and Mail: Gruener is looking to religion — 1978-03-11
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