Every way of a man is right in his own eyes, But the Lord weighs the hearts.
I recently read an interesting article containing interviews with people who had robbed houses. None of the criminals were sorry about their deeds, and they all had excuses: “Their door was unlocked; they deserved to be robbed.” They had too much stuff anyway; they didn’t miss the things I took.” The criminals showed no signs of guilt, only anger that they had been caught.
When I encounter patients with no guilt, I know the chances of them getting better are slight. Rarely does a sociopath, a person who feels that other people are put on earth for them to use and abuse, seek counseling of their own free will. A sociopath usually enters therapy to manipulate either a family member or the court system.
What can we, as women on the journey, do about the sociopath in our lives? To the best of our ability, we must refuse to let ourselves be sexually, physically, or verbally abused. Our body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, so as God’s daughters we have the duty to protect ourselves.
Prayer: Lord, help me guard my heart and my body from all kinds of abuse today.