Category Archives: abuse

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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“The Only Divorce in the Bible,” by Cindy Burrell

Today’s post, an article by friend, author, and fellow blogger Cindy Burrell, reveals an in-context, well-researched exposition of God’s Word on the topic of divorce rarely if ever taught in today’s Christian churches. I believe it reveals God’s true heart … Continue reading

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Sticks and Stones….Part 2

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila The words of the reckless pierce like swords,     but the tongue of the wise brings healing. Proverbs 12:18 NIV. I thought the pictures, below, might suffice for a thousand more words (as in the idiom, “a picture is … Continue reading

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Sticks and Stones May Break My Bones–But Words Will Crush My Spirit

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila My sister Claire wrote up the following anecdote about an event she witnessed in a recent intercessory prayer session at her church. It was Sunday evening and time for the prayer warriors to gather and pray. You … Continue reading

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