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Monthly Archives: July, 2015

How a Sociopath took Control of a Church and Drove the Righteous Away – A Personal Encounter With Evil

Oh that there were one among you who would shut the doors, that you might not kindle fire on my altar in vain! I have no pleasure in you, says the LORD of hosts, and I will not accept an offering from your hand. Malachi 1:10 [The following is a first hand account of an unsuspecting …

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Thursday Thought — Two Underlying Assumptions of Couples Therapy

Couples therapy is based on two underlying assumptions.  The first is that there is equality between the partners.  The second is that each partner contributes to creating the problems in the relationship.  These assumptions simply are not true in an abusive relationship.  His abuse is not related to her actions.  It doesn’t matter what she …

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You’re Not Like Them

A while back I witnessed a car accident. As I was pulling over to check on the drivers, the car that was at fault [car A] drove away. I was already on the phone with the police, so I nonchalantly followed the car to give the license information. The car that was hit [car B] caught up …

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You MADE Me do it! – A Common ploy of the Abuser

Recently a wicked abuser, a police officer nonetheless, murdered his wife in public right in front of their daughter. When we featured that news article on our Facebook page, we received a comment from a certain genre of person who really gives me the creeps. He was one of these “fathers’ rights” types, and his …

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The abuser’s deceptive way of asking questions; and Jesus’ shrewd use of questions to stymie the wicked

Telling the truth is central to Christianity. In the lead-up to my conversion, God pricked me multiple times about how I was a liar and I had to stop doing it.  Buckling on the belt of truth is the first step in donning the armor of God. If we don’t put on truth, the rest of the armor will be of little …

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Thoughts on How Seminary Training Can Easily Produce Gnat Strainers and Camel Swallowers

Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you tithe mint and dill and cumin, and have neglected the weightier matters of the law: justice and mercy and faithfulness. These you ought to have done, without neglecting the others. You blind guides, straining out a gnat and swallowing a camel! Matthew 23:23-24 Way back in …

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