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"When a narcissist has lost control over you, they try to control how others see you."I did another cartoon earlier this year about a woman being warned not to share her wounds. Check it out! I worked for an international ministry in 2002-2003. When I left I was told to sign a gag order before I could get my last paycheck and my severance package. I didn't sign. When I pastored local churches it was always hard to see people go. Even now, as I facilitate an online community The Lasting Supper, it is hard to see people go. But I learned a long time ago that people want to be just as free as I want to be. I also know people have the right to be just as free as I have the right to be. Why do churches do this? For many reasons. Essentially, they want to possess something that's yours. Your soul maybe? I like what Anne Lammott says:
"You own everything that happened to you. Tell your stories. If people wanted you to write warmly about them, they should have behaved better."So Leah is telling her story. I tell mine. You tell yours! Take everything with you that's yours.