I really, REALLY needed to read this today! I also needed to read Psalms 94, which another blogger shared this morning. Thank you Pastor Dave, and thanks to Cindy Dawson, author of the blog Real Christian Women, for your timely posts! Today I am going to my son’s wedding rehearsal, and this Sunday I will go to my son’s wedding. A very abusive ex, who almost caused my death twice, will be there today and Sunday, and also on Monday, for a celebration of my granddaughter’s wedding. The two attacks on my life happened in 1988, but I still bear the physical and mental effects. So yes, I needed to read both of these posts, today!
Here is a link to Cindy’s post on Psalms 94: https://realchristianwomen.blog/2021/09/03/fridays-verse-9-3-21/ — the link to Pastor Dave’s excellent ‘Don’t let them touch you’ post is below. Thank you so much for stopping by and God bless! ((HUGS))
It’s Narcissist Friday!
(Continuing the series: “For My Grandchildren”)
From the time you were little, your parents and others have told you that people were not supposed to touch you in certain ways. Certain parts of your body were yours alone, and others were not supposed to touch them. This was especially true regarding people who were not your parents or doctors.
You didn’t understand this at the time, but the reason was that touch is a powerful action that breaks down boundaries. Once a boundary is crossed, it is far easier for someone to cross it again. Many teenagers felt this as they dated and experienced relationships.
As an adult, you may have begun to understand that even “innocent” touch can be manipulative and intrusive. There are people who use touch to control, and it works. From shaking hands to an arm around the waist, touch is used by…
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