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.