Unholy Charade - Jeff Crippen

Unmasking the Domestic Abuser in the Church

The “Right Now” in the Moment Thinking of the Abuser

I recently heard Dr. Les Carter (find him on Youtube) mention this "right now" mentality of the narcissist and I wanted to call it to your attention. This is a very, very typical characteristic of the RASN (reviler, abuser, sociopath, narcissist) and it is one reason the Bible calls wicked…

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God Hands the Abuser Over to Evil – And it is Right to Escape

Saul looked at David with suspicion from that day on. Now it came about on the next day that an evil spirit from God came mightily upon Saul, and he raved in the midst of the house, while David was playing the harp with his hand, as usual; and a…

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King Saul – a Classic Toxic Person

As they were coming home, when David returned from striking down the Philistine, the women came out of all the cities of Israel, singing and dancing, to meet King Saul, with tambourines, with songs of joy, and with musical instruments. And the women sang to one another as they celebrated,…

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Does Time Heal all Wrongs?

That happened a long time ago. You can't keep holding it against me. Have you ever heard that line? It actually is pretty commonly used by RASNs (revilers, abusers, sociopaths, narcissists). Especially if they claim to be Christians. They will throw in a twisted Bible verse or two to back…

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Divide and Conquer – a Tactic of Evil

Therefore I, the prisoner of the Lord, implore you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling with which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, showing tolerance for one another in love, being diligent to preserve the unity of the Spirit in the bond…

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A New Post at ‘Light for Dark Times – Lessons from the Hypocrite Mr. Pecksniff

Here is a link to my article at Light for Dark Times entitled "Oh, How Forgiving the Hypocrite is - A Picture from Mr. Pecksniff." Pecksniff is a character in Charles Dickens' great novel - Martin Chuzzelwit. Pecksniff's name is synonymous with "hypocrite." One of Pecksniff's tactics is to pronounce…

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Abusers are Users

Rom 16:18 For such persons do not serve our Lord Christ, but their own appetites, and by smooth talk and flattery they deceive the hearts of the naive. Why would someone use "smooth talk and flattery" on you? Deceiving words? Why? Paul warns us that it is because they are…

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A Wonderful Psalm of Promise

This Psalm (121) is short, but it contains some of the most encouraging and powerful promises to be found in Scripture for Christ's people. Here it is: A Song of Ascents. I lift up my eyes to the hills. From where does my help come? My help comes from the…

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Christ is Our Only and Certain Hope

Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.(Rom 12:12) Many of you have written to me and shared your stories of past and present suffering at the hands of an abuser. I greatly appreciate the privilege of being someone with whom you can share. Often, when I…

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Flattery and Popularity – Two Warning Signs of a RASN**

Rom 16:17-18 I appeal to you, brothers, to watch out for those who cause divisions and create obstacles contrary to the doctrine that you have been taught; avoid them. (18) For such persons do not serve our Lord Christ, but their own appetites, and by smooth talk and flattery they…

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