The Illness:The Double-Bind

If there could be a diagnosis deemed by the medical world for mind rape, "The Pattern of The Double-Bind in Mormonism" would be the name of that grave illness. An illness that is a complex, hidden cancer that festers unceasingly and is undetectable to almost everyone. It erodes away every healthy mind it comes in contact with, and will cause necrotic cranial fissures that deepen in time.
If there is an arc of life that remains within the cell bodies of what is left of an untouched area of healthy brain tissue, then, and hopefully then, that spark will energize a warning sign or an urgent message that screams out how something inside is terribly wrong.
Marion Stricker, who wrote "The Pattern of The Double-Bind in Mormonism," was able to give identity to a vast corrosive epidemic within the mind of all who believe in the so-called prophet Joe Smith and his cult.
My husband skimmed through the book and commented to me about how this particular book described me. He said it fits me to a "T". It's a long road to reality and truth (especially if you never had them in the first place). I've spent the majority of the past fifteen years fixing the problem. Some of the symptoms creep in now and again and my husband is quick to point that fact out. So, I strongly urge everyone to spend the money and get the book. It is a must read for anyone who is in Mormonism (and out) to understand why Mormonism is so hard to brake free from and heal (move) on with life in a mature way.
Leaning on the Lord is the cure for this disease. He will be your constant companion and guide. "Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest." (Matthew 11:28 NIV).

1 comments:

DARRELX April 10, 2011 at 7:34 PM  

I wonder if Joseph Smith was concidering all the lives he would hurt,and damage when he wanted to start his persanal little cult, that would gain him the praise of men. Such suffering caused by such egotism and such a shallow need for acceptance and power and glory. How much suffering one shallow and egotistical man can cause. Now times that by several billion. Most suffering I beleive can be traced back to men like J.S. In our lives, or in our church or in our goverment. Sounds like a good and worthwhile book to read. No success can ever be worth the suffering it may cause to others.

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