How do we confront people when they sin against us? Biblically, the benefit of the doubt is not always a true application of the Gospel.
How do we forgive those who have abused us in the marketplace or home?
The continuum of abuse provides for both hope and confusion. Abusive individuals and Abusers are two different animals. Tread carefully.
Praising abusive leaders, no matter how much good they have also done, can further traumatize those who have suffered under their leadership.
Susie spent 3 years serving an abusive and lying pastor.There's no way but out.
Jacob simply described his Pastor as a narcissist. But, it took over an hour for him to describe all the destruction wrought by his Senior Pastor while Jacob served the burgeoning church plant. Jacob had studied for two years in college before he and his wife joined a church that had been a church … Continue reading The Narcissist Pastor: Jacob’s True and Painful Tale
Burns, Chapman, and Guthrie give helpful guidance to God's people in the art of getting things done.
King David was a quality leader. His followers were a mixed bag.
What keeps abuse of authority in the workplace and home alive? Going along to get along. It is man's penchant for crowd-mongering. It is my penchant for pleasing others. While reading the beginning of the book of Proverbs in the Bible, I was struck by the applicability of the very first chapter to the experience … Continue reading Complicity: Going Along to Get Along
According to Roman Catholic doctrine, a Pope speaking 'ex cathedra' on issues of faith or morals is infallible. In general use, the phrase has come to be used with regard to statements made by people in positions of authority, and it is often used ironically to describe someone speaking with overbearing or unwarranted self-certainty. [Merriam-Webster dictionary] … Continue reading Janet: God’s Man & Authority Abuse