Monday, May 5, 2014

Returning Kindness with Evil

A sister site called Female Bullies examines the epidemic of malignant narcissism among women. These morally disordered women release their wrath upon other women (as well as on their children and romantic partners.) This is about failed female relationships, since there seems to be more information on narcissism/sociopathy as it pertains to love relationships gone wrong.

This blog, however, is specifically about adult bullies that you might find in church. Morally disordered people gravitate toward religious settings, for a number of reasons. One of the biggest is that Christians are tolerant and forgiving, so these folks can get away with a lot as they try to undermine legitimate authority in parish. (Sometimes, though, the pastor himself has narcissistic traits. If that's the case, pray for him and decide if you need to worship elsewhere.) My own first-hand experience with malignant narcissism unfolded in a church setting.

Anyway, the most recent entry on Female Bullies is about how malignant narcissist will attempt to trip you up, even as you are helping them. That's because deceit and treachery are the hallmarks of this condition.

However, you can rest assured God is watching everything. Although we can't hold a narcissist accountable, He certainly can and He will, both in this life and in the next. We have His word on that. Proverbs 17:13 states that, "Disaster will never be far from the house of one who returns evil for good."

As Christians we are called to pray for those whom harm us. Part of our prayer must be for God to have mercy on them.

For a discussion of female malignant narcissism, please visit my Female Bullies blog.

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