Third, does a member’s personality generally become stronger, happier, and more confident as a result of being with the group?Leave a Comment
The use of guilt, fear, and intimidation is likely to produce members with low self-esteem. Many are beaten down by legalism, while assertiveness is a sign that one is not teachable and therefore not spiritual.
These leaders evaluate all forms of Christian spirituality according to their own prescribed system
Fourth, are family commitments strengthened? Church obligations are valued more than family ones. Although many ily as a priority, in practice they do not act like it. My colleagues at Probe, Don and Deanne, know of a mother who needed to gain special permission from her church to attend her son’s wedding because it conflicted with a church event. (more…)