Daily Archives: June 30, 2009

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Manipulation – Not a Good Thing

One of the benefits of intimately knowing and trusting the word of God is the ability to avoid coercion and manipulation in dealing with others, especially your children. It is an easy thing to slip into manipulation rather than to trust God’s methods and direction. Manipulation provides an all too accessible short-cut for trusting in God to work in the lives of your children. Manipulation is trying to get someone else to do what you want them to do simply because you want them to. This kind of behavior is quite different from what Proverbs 16:12 teaches:. Kings detest wrongdoing, for a throne is established through righteousness. Notice how authority is secured – through righteousness. Manipulation, no matter how noble […]