Friday, March 20, 2009
The Terrorizing Father
A Christian perspective on forgiveness ~
From Dr. Stoop’s “Making Peace with your Father”
Pages 181 - 182:
Additional Losses from the Terrorizing Father:
1. The child often experiences deep fear that turns into despair.
2. He or she may lead a life of denial in which all emotions are buried.
3. He or she may surrender to helplessness and adopt the identity and lifestyle of a perpetual victim, constantly immersed in fear, guilt and depression.
4. He or she may become angry and defiant in an attempt to obliterate a deep fear about life.