“Clerical malfeasance,” says Sipe, “has always centered on three issues: power, money, and sex” (Sipe in Shupe, 2007, p. preface).”
… it is considered treasonous to talk to talk to ANYONE outside of the family about “family issues.” This warped loyalty encourages a culture of suffering silence in dysfunctional families of spiritual and natural seed.
Blessed are the naughty and narscisitic;
For this is their kingdom.
In the age of speaking, let us not forget that doing so must remain a choice – not a compulsory act.
“It’s seems impossible to convince people that private behaviour cannot be predicted from public behaviour. Kind, non-violent individuals behave well in public, but so do many people who are brutal behind the scenes. The growing sexual abuse crisis in the church just underlines that fact the offenders can recognize ideal settings for child molestors even if the rest of us can’t.” – Anna Salter
How then, did the wicked man lower his estimation of his God?
By increasing his estimation of himself.