by Doug Wilson of Blog and Mablog – What Only the Infinite Can Provide
Editor’s note: Doug starts off another piece in mind control over his poor little raped and abused supposedly fictional young woman with lots of ‘Come to Jesus’s’ thrown about in regards to knowing your own identity before moving onto the idea that thinking of yourself as a ‘survivor’ is somehow embracing victimhood and squeezing his easily squeezed out version of God. Insulting to anyone that’s ever lived through sexual assault. Sorry, Doug, you do not get to define how survivors of sexual abuse get to self-identify.
The one exception from this category would be the creation of a fundamental identity out of an experience. If it is just an experience, it shares the silliness of other idols in this category.
But what if it is a traumatic experience? I have in mind the creation of an identity as a victim, which is what you are. Now as a matter of historical fact, you were abused by your father. This means that you are in fact a victim. But there is great spiritual peril in embracing this as your foundational identity. “Who are you?” the question comes. I am urging you to watch out if the first answer that comes to mind is “I am a survivor.” Now of course, I am not in the least objecting to the surviving. Nor am I trying to throw shade on the reality of your victimization.
What I am saying is that these are identifications that will, if they are placed in a primary position, challenge and seek to overthrow your other more important loyalties. And when they are done with doing that, they will turn and devour you.
QUOTING QUIVERFULL is a regular feature of NLQ – we present the actual words of noted Quiverfull leaders, cultural enforcers and those that seek to keep women submitted to men and ask our readers: What do you think? Agree? Disagree? This is the place to state your opinion. Please, let’s keep it respectful – but at the same time, we encourage readers to examine the ideas of Quiverfull and Spiritual Abuse honestly and thoughtfully.
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