Meredith Miller on abuse dynamics — from the micro to the macro level.

Meredith Miller is a trauma coach. She teaches the mindsets, skills and actions to help people recover after relational trauma. In this video she talks about cognitive dissonance, emotional short-circuiting, trauma-based mind control, and awakening to the fact that you are being abused. She describes how having power over others is addictive. The abuser wants… Continue reading Meredith Miller on abuse dynamics — from the micro to the macro level.

Jesus in his love for us, laid himself on the altar.

[June 13, 2022: There have been some changes made to this post. For more information, read the Editors’ notes at the bottom of the post. Editors.] I am learning Who Jesus is on a personal Christian – not "C"hristian – basis. I am still missing the heart connection, trying to get past the non-stop force-feeding… Continue reading Jesus in his love for us, laid himself on the altar.

True vision and true blindness. Do you know Jesus?

Jesus healed a man who had been blind from birth. Some of the man's neighbours—people who had known him as a blind person for all his life—were doubting and suspicious. In their unbelief they brought the man to the religious leaders (Pharisees) for assessment and verification of the 'right way' to interpret this strange event.… Continue reading True vision and true blindness. Do you know Jesus?

This is What Enables Evil to Hide in Our Churches

This post is difficult for me to write because I have lived it so many, many times. The subject gets my blood pressure, dander, ire and anger "up" big time. I hate this stuff. It is soooo prevalent in our churches and there is no excuse for it. This time, as is so common, it… Continue reading This is What Enables Evil to Hide in Our Churches

The woman at the well—was she unprincipled, wanton, lustful and promiscuous?

UPDATE  Sept 2021:  Barbara Roberts has come to believe that Jeff Crippen does not practise what he preaches.  He vilely persecuted an abuse victim and spiritually abused many other people in the Tillamook congregation. Go here to read the evidence. Jeff has not gone to the people that he spiritually and emotionally abused. He has not apologised… Continue reading The woman at the well—was she unprincipled, wanton, lustful and promiscuous?

Wisdom in Dealing With an Abuser — Realize Everything he Says or Does is Evil

UPDATE Sept 2021: I have come to believe that Jeff Crippen does not practise what he preaches. He vilely persecuted an abuse victim and spiritually abused many other people in the Tillamook congregation. Go here to read the evidence. Jeff has not gone to the people that he spiritually and emotionally abused. He has not apologised to them,… Continue reading Wisdom in Dealing With an Abuser — Realize Everything he Says or Does is Evil