Reprobates & Cutting Ties
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Jerry: "Marriage is a big step, Elaine. Your life'll totally change."
Elaine: "Jerry, it's three-thirty in the morning. I'm at a cockfight. What am I clinging to?"
....Seinfeld, The Little Jerry 1/9/97.
Do you think you understand how a psychopath thinks? Here's a riddle for you:
A young woman is at her mother's funeral. There she meets a man she's never seen before. They talk for awhile and she feels an instant connection to him- it's love at first sight. He's everything she's ever wanted in a man. She could easily see herself spending the rest of her life with him. She can't believe she's finally found her Prince Charming! The only problem is, she doesn't get his name or number before he leaves.
Two weeks later, she kills her sister.
Take some time to think about it, and then scroll down to the bottom of the page for the answer.
IF THE HEAD OF THE HOUSE HAS BEEN CALLED BEELZEBUB, HOW MUCH MORE THE MEMBERS OF HIS HOUSEHOLD!.... Matthew 10:25
Warn a divisive person once, and then warn him a second time. After that, have nothing to do with him. You may be sure that such a man is warped and sinful; he is self-condemned...Titus 3:10-11
A sow that is washed goes back to her wallowing in the mud....2 Peter 2: 22 NIV
****HIGHLY RECOMMENDED BOOK: 'THE SOCIOPATH NEXT DOOR - 1 in 25 Ordinary Americans Secretly Has No Conscience And Can Do Anything At All Without Feeling Guilty. Who Is The Devil YOU Know?' By Martha Stout, Ph.D.
Most of us are dealing with difficult, controlling, or manipulative relatives of one kind or another. For their own selfish reasons, they cause us sorrow and stress as we try to resolve our relationship with them. But then there is the type of relative who takes abuse to a whole other level- one who makes all the other problem relatives look like a walk in the park.
Sister, there are truly evil people in this world. Some people are just depraved, degenerate, sadistic, vicious, malicious, and without a decent bone in their bodies. They thrive on chaos and live to wreak suffering, pain, and heartache on others. They have not one redeemable quality, and no one can think of anything good to say about them. They have completely rejected God and given their lives over to Satan. Many of these wicked people are in our prison system, and, unfortunately, many are not; they are still on the loose, out in the world, inflicting their hatred, malevolence and evil on any innocent victim they are able to contaminate.
These demonized people marry and have children of their own, just like normal people. Some of us have had the misfortune to be born one of those children......
***ANSWER TO PSYCHOPATH RIDDLE: She reasons that if he was at her mother's funeral, he must be a friend of the family. So, if there's another family funeral, maybe he'll show up again......
Did you get it wrong? Well, don't feel bad. You don't think like a psychopath, but until now you also didn't understand how they think. At least now you know what you're up against.
******What does NO CONTACT mean? And what is HOOVERING?:
AND WHEN PHAROAH DREW NIGH, THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL LIFT UP THEIR EYES, AND BEHOLD, THE EGYPTIANS MARCHED AFTER THEM; AND THEY WERE SORE AFRAID: AND THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL CRIED OUT UNTO THE LORD, AND THEY SAID UNTO MOSES, BECAUSE THERE WERE NO GRAVES IN EGYPT, HAST THOU TAKEN US AWAY TO DIE IN THE WILDERNESS? WHEREFORE HAST THOU DEALT THUS WITH US, TO CARRY US FORTH OUT OF
***For more on this topic, please see the Sections on REPENTING & APOLOGIES, FORGIVENESS, REBUKING, THE SILENT PARTNER & THE SILENT MAJORITY, THE ABUSER'S REACTIONS TO REBUKE, GOD'S WORD, THE WISDOM OF PROVERBS, THE FREEDOM OF THE HOLY SPIRIT, CLAIMING THE VICTORY, HAPPIER HOLIDAYS, and FINDING PEACE .
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