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You may have noticed it’s been a while between the last post in the Narcissist Series and this one. It’s because this is so hard for me to write and also, not everyone will agree with me. This subject has caused a good deal of pain and dissension in the church, so I don’t enter this discussion lightly. Nor do I claim to have the authoritative answer. I don’t. I’m using my experience dealing with narcissists, my experience counseling people […]

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One of the most difficult things about being married to a narcissist who is abusive (and no, I am not), is finding people who will not only listen to your plight, but understand it. And sadly, even if you find those people, they may not always know what to do to help. Is is my hope and prayer that church leaders and counselors begin to be educated about how to help people who find themselves in these emotionally abusive situations. […]

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Why Use the Term Narcissistic Personality Disorder? Having had a family member (or two) with narcissistic personality disorder and having walked recently very closely with several women in narcissistic, abusive marriages, there are some important things I want to clarify surrounding the term itself, which some Christians do not like to acknowledge, especially the “disorder” part. Most of us have some degree of narcissism (self-love) but I’m referring in these posts to a person whose extreme narcissism has caused disruption […]

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One of the reasons I’ve been quieter here lately, is because I’m neck-deep in helping several women who are in/coming out of narcissistic abuse. I have so much I want to say, and there are so many things that need to be said, and I’m still formulating an order of how I’m going to say them and put them in a series.  (By the way, I’m only mentioning my personal involvement for the purpose of credibility on the subject.) I’d […]

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I know there have been lots of crickets here lately. What to say? Life is super full and I don’t get around to writing like I used to. But let me just tell you…when I saw this piece come across my Facebook feed, I HAD to share it with you. Do not click away. Read the whole article and feel your heart and mind recharge with beautiful truth. I’d love to hear what you thought (I miss our conversations)! “I […]

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“Ponder all the life-implications of a well-controlled adult and see if he will not look back on his devoted mother with all the gratitude his life can muster and attribute to her the bulk of his earthly successes!” Mothering became a full time job I knew I had to devote my life to when I began to look at Scripture and understand my responsibility to impart spiritual wisdom to my children.  That it was more than crayons and protecting them […]

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Even a daily reminder is not enough–I need an hourly one, to remember that I’m not parenting just to survive the day or to create the most comfort for myself. I am parenting for the future, for my grandchildren–waging war against the one, masquerading as light, who wants to destroy my children. That sober realization is the fastest way to be a better parent. It’s so hard to remember when we simply want peace and quiet, or when frankly, we’re […]

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On the heels of New York’s law passed last week to extend the allowance of abortion up until birth, I have felt it’s important to keep talking about the misunderstanding that drives support for the pro-choice movement, and the need for us to not stop talking about it until we have liberated a whole group of people who are not allowed to speak on their own behalf. It took centuries of bold heroes to overturn the atrocities of slavery, and […]

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We view children backwards.  Jesus’ disciples did too… “Jesus, tell them to take their children away–they’re interfering.” (paraphrased, of course). Jesus said, “Do not forbid the children to come unto me for of such is the Kingdom of Heaven.” And in other places He said, “Unless you humble yourselves and become as one of these little children, you will not see the Kingdom of God.” And of course, “Children are an heritage from the Lord”…”a gift”…”a blessing”…”Blessed is the man […]

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There is a cultural epidemic killing us (in the name of making us healthy). It’s the notion that you shouldn’t feel bad, no matter what. Feeling bad is the ultimate terrible thing, and we must eradicate all its roots. This ideology is also what causes such hostility to Christianity, but I digress. We have pain sensors in our limbs and they cause us to hurt when we are injured. And though the pain isn’t pleasant, it is absolutely necessary for […]

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