Jim Wright is a church sower, public but unassuming, thinker, mentor, teacher, local church elder, motivated by redemption, foe of tyrants, friend of the dispossessed, retired international attorney, entrepreneur, former private pilot, and so-so bass fisherman.
Marianne is a retired public school teacher, private but strong, heart, skilled counselor, knows deep intimacy with God, a comfort to others in the Lord, wise, motivated by mercy but has strong resolve, gardener, and a bridge to healing for many.
Together, we have been part of a community of simple, participatory fellowships for many years in our own home county - some of which we helped start.
Our blogs and devotionals spring from firm roots in those local fellowships.
I agree – most people dont recognize narcissists for who they are because they are usually very charming & manipulative and sometimes charismatic as well – they are very dangerous as they have little or no conscience and recognize no power but power – i write about narcissists in my book “Jesus v. satan: The message of the Wilderness Temptations” – i see satan’s offer to Jesus to give him the world as the offer to power, control & ultimately that of narcissism – but of course Jesus puts the focus away from self and back on worshipping the Father.
I see most politicians as narcissists, many captains of industry and, sadly, many high profile church leaders. I have several female friends who were married to narcissists. They all made their spouses miserable–one was a serial philanderer, another a ministry leader and another a high profile physician–head of a dept at a major hospital, but these guys were small potatoes when compared to narcissists like Hitler.
HOW? can you give us a step by step process?
Pingback: Feed the Need « Crossroad Junction
Pingback: Predatory Grooming in Our Churches « Crossroad Junction
Narcissists come in every form, a users come in every form. Your every day traditional workers and husbands, those with high profile jobs, even garbage men. Their positions of power only gives most an advantage, but don’t think this abuse and destruction is mostly in clerical positions! Been there ,done that for 25 years and survived. It happens most in your own homes.
Pingback: Confronting Evil « Crossroad Junction
I agree, Betty… it happens “most in your own homes”. That’s where the greatest destruction occurs, and where I believe we need to stop it first.
Listening to the stories of survivors is one way for Love to penetrate into those dark areas, bringing healing Light and Truth. To really listen, and to believe the survivor, is a precious gift so great one cannot imagine. Sadly, the opposite usually happens – survivors are silenced.
Pingback: Requiem of Abuse « Crossroad Junction