Category Archives: abuse

On the Escalating Rage of the Far Left: When Reason Fails–Two Responses to Political Abuse from Relationship Abuse

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila I am going to draw an analogy between how targets of abusers in relationships survive the abuse and how similar strategies can help targets of political abusers–i.e., individuals and groups I would define as those on the … Continue reading

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Hallmarks of Spiritual Abuse and Sally’s Story (© 2018, Sally Richardson)

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila Introduction: Today’s post is a contribution from a reader in the UK who shares her story of spiritual abuse in several churches. She also presents a list of the hallmarks of such churches, which aligns with the … Continue reading

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“Responding to Spiritual Abuse at Authoritarian Churches” by Dale Rudiger

Below is another excellent article in a series by Dale Rudiger who blogs at The Ex-Catholic Journal. It is an important read, I believe, not just for ex-Catholics, but for anyone in churches who, by way of false doctrines, desire to … Continue reading

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Dealing With (Political and Other) Narcissists With Insights from David Johnston’s “Second Mile Principle”

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila In some of my recent posts I have been offering my perspective on the state of “lethal rage,” you might put it, that I have observed in the behaviors and vitriol from some the extremist ends of … Continue reading

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Is It The Silent Treatment or Emotional Survival, Part 6: “Losin’ All Your Highs and Lows”

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila A segment of the lyrics to the old Eagles’ tune, “Desperado,” that I listened to again, recently, speaks to the topic of this series. These words: “You’re losin’ all your highs and lows; ain’t it funny how … Continue reading

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Let HIM Love You…

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila   How often I have longed to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, but you were not willing  (Jesus,  quoted in Matthew 23:37 NIV).     Loving Him I was … Continue reading

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Recognizing and Resisting Global (Asymmetric) Psychopathy: Red Flags and Four Strategies

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila PREVIOUSLY ON THE BLOG… In two prior posts here and here I commented on spiritual asymmetric warfare and the original psychopath (read: Satan) behind the global ones running amok on terra firma. I highlighted our weapons as believers “in the … Continue reading

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