Narcissists Are Church Members

I watched the 20/20 Special the other night with Diane Sawyer interviewing the young women from the House of Horrors. You may recall the couple in California that had 13 children and had them chained, locked up, starving for decades? The parents got life in prison which is still not enough punishment in my opinion.

As the story opened the couple was described as church members, they were strict faith-based, Pentecostal. A church that’s too familiar with me. They used church teachings to raise their children and discipline them. The children were not allowed to do multiple normal things and if they didn’t obey their mother and father they could kill them per scripture.

The parents were going to church on Sundays and during the week slamming their children against the wall, choking and starving them, chaining them up, and not bathing them for a year. It was heartbreaking and it resonated deeply with me.

They were narcissists, the mother was diagnosed with NPD and the father was at minimum a narcissist or maybe sociopath. It terrifies me to see 2 different sides of people. It’s a real-life Jekyll and Hyde. It’s not surprising to me since I saw many Jekyll and Hyde’s growing up in church. I grew up in a strict faith-based church and I saw one person at home and another in the church. The church kept everyone in line by shaming and guilting them with scripture. I thought God stayed mad at all of us. Nobody told me he was full of love and grace. And to this day, I still don’t understand how “Christians” can say slanderous and hurtful things about anyone while going to church and holding a bible. I believe that the scripture that speaks of “beware of false prophets that come to you in sheep’s clothing but are inwardly they are ravening wolves.” is depicting narcissists. Here’s the description:

Signs That Someone Is a Wolf in Disguise

  1. They live to take power instead of empowering others. …
  2. Wolves seem sweet on the outside, but they’ll show you their teeth. …
  3. They manipulate through emotions to get what they want. …
  4. A wolf will charm you first. …
  5. Their stories are full of holes.

As I blogged yesterday, let’s be aware of people’s words and actions matching and energy over everything. Let’s not get fooled by a wolf in sheep’s clothing holding a Bible in their hand and a knife in the other. What do they say now, “stay woke”.

Published by Dana

Creative writer about my life and life lessons. Survivor of abandonment, addiction, narcissist relationships, and trauma. Still dealing while I'm healing. Thank you Jesus!

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