Category Archives: Narcissism

We serve no sovereign here

We now live in bondage under the final authority of the individual will, whose impulses and decisions are their own moral index. Even our religion betrays our inviolable spirit of autonomy. Continue reading

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People who want to feel important

“Half the harm that is done in this world is due to people who want to feel important. They don’t mean to do harm, but the harm does not interest them … or they do not see it, or they … Continue reading

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A generation of deluded narcissists

Are we raising a generation of deluded narcissists? This question is being raised in view of a study showing that, “college students are more likely than ever to call themselves gifted and driven to succeed, even though their test scores and … Continue reading

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Watch your tone!

When one of the tones listed here is prominent in your way of communicating, it points to deeper issues, — heart issues that must be resolved. Continue reading

Posted in Communication, Complaining, Conceit, Confession, Conflict, Contentment, Cynicism, Marriage, Narcissism, Parenting teens, Pride, Questioning God, Relationships, Speech | 5 Comments

A gospel-postured self-image

What can we learn about self-esteem from these people? Or, What does a godly disposition or perspective look like? Moses (Exodus 3:11, 4:10-11) Gideon (Judges 6:15) David (I Chronicles 29:13-16) Isaiah (Isaiah 6:5) Amos (Amos 7:14-15) Job (Job 42:6) Nebuchadnezzar (Daniel 4:28-37) … Continue reading

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The Greatest Way to Live

If you don’t like the life you’re living, allow me to point you to “the most excellent way” (I Corinthians 12:31). If you want to leave mediocrity and complacency behind to pursue a transformed life, faith and hope are important … Continue reading

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Don’t raise a narcissist

I have seen parents overindulged a child’s sense of personal beauty or talent in a way that distorts reality. This approach will lead to self-deception, narcissism and social dysfunction. It’s also a sure path to marital misery! Continue reading

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