Learned Helplessness, the Hebrews, and You

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The typical picture given of learned helplessness is of a hawk staying in its cage, though the door is open and it is free to soar once again. The problem with this image is that, while certainly poignant, it minimizes the actual damage that precedes the state of learned helplessness. Abuse is almost always the […]

Become a Narcissism Detector in One Simple Step

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Now that I am seventeen years free of being held captive in an abusive marriage, I am quite a good narcissism detector.  But a friend recently recommended the youtube videos of a life coach named Richard Brannon in Southern California. He made some extremely wise connections that answered some serious questions that I could never […]

Narcissists in the Bible: God’s Preemptive Strikes

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God doesn’t always kill His enemies individually in the Old Testament, but when He does, they tend to be narcissists. What Onan, Jezebel, and Nabal each have in common  with narcissists is an utter lack of empathy for others, overweening greed, and the suspicion that the world is out to cheat them of what should […]

What Kind of Abuse Is It? Five Traits of a Narcissist

While it is tempting to equate all kinds of abuse as pretty much the same, narcissistic abuse has a few characteristics outside the boundaries of emotional abuse.  Obviously narcissistic abusers are emotionally abusive, but the goals of a narcissist are significantly different from those of a person who is emotionally abusive.  Knowing the difference is […]

God’s Miraculous and Timely Intervention

I suppose I was prepped to believe that God’s intervention can happen miraculously by a youth spent devouring the books of evangelists.  These men and women of God proved over and over how He can and does aid those who for whatever reason find themselves caught in unforeseen and overwhelming circumstances. For instance, the story […]