As discussed in Chapter 3, no one really knows what causes pathological narcissism. Some believe it is purely psychological, others believe it is wholly spiritual or a combination of the two. In
Chapter 3, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual 5 criteria for
narcissistic personality disorder is discussed.
In this chapter
narcissism is framed spiritually in accordance with the Bible. This is both because my mother masqueraded as a selfless Christian mother, and because the maneuvers and entanglements discussed in this chapter involve spiritual abuse. So regardless of whether one believes narcissism is wholly psychological or a just a new name for a spiritual malady in existence since the dawn of man, this discussion is very much applicable to untangling oneself from the deception of a "Christian narcissist" mother's web.
of my narcissistic mother's routine was convincing her scapegoats
everyone, yes, even God, was on her side. This invo…