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  • Richard H Priday - 1 month ago
    Proverbs 9:8 says Reprove not a scorner, lest he hate thee: rebuke a wise man, and he will love thee. Again the Berean standard says a "mocker" which seems just an appropriate a term for such an individual.

    This; in short had a lot to do with my own marriage collapsing; as getting an emotional response on my part meant the other party was controlling the situation. Warning against a "narcissistic" entanglement as a purely psychological term in itself isn't a complete spiritual diagnosis but is a good warning against who NOT to enter into marriage with.

    I will say that we can learn from everyone. My father has also been quite "narcissistic" as well and such stubborn tenacity and not concerning oneself with what anyone else thinks can be a helpful balance to someone who say is emotionally sensitive and always concerned about such things. Naturally; then opposites tend to attract. We can say that God will teach us things even through sinful; unregenerate man. It is easier said than done when someone is trapped in such a situation; and I'm no expert on coping with it. We can sometimes learn when old age has become advanced how those who have always been unbending and stubborn sometimes become much less so; as well as those who always had a kind disposition can go the other way once the mind starts to deteriorate. In both those examples such as my parents; we of course have to continue to look for ways to reach them for Christ.

    Again; I am steadfast on this issue; specifically that no matter how bad a marriage is the scriptures make it clear that without infidelity divorce simply isn't an option; separation IS and of course is needed when personal safety or that of children or other family members is in jeopardy.

    Of course a good friendship is a good start; and regaining that perhaps will salvage a relationship. Serving the Lord always has to be the number one priority and that truly is what gives women honor and men character.


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