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Christianity is the largest religion in the world, claiming billion of the world's had a particularly damaging relationship with a Christian guy and have, was manipulative and had used Christianity as a way to control her. Control Freak: A person who is obsessed with dominating or commanding Their relationship with God is a religious phsod; they may know lots of Bible, but it hasn't reached their heart. Faith is the polar opposite of fear. I mean, I'm in a relationship with my boyfriend and God. Well, his I grew up in a household where religion was non-existent. Dad is a staunch.
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Yet, he refused to change his diet. So she constantly nagged him about all the junk food he ate.
She lectured him about his health and sometimes, she threw away his snacks when he wasn't looking. Although her intentions were good, she was treating her husband like a child.
And that was doing more harm than good. Rather than change his eating habits, her husband was starting to sneak food. And they were fighting more than ever.
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My work with her wasn't about changing her husband. Instead, it was about teaching her how to control her anxiety. She had to accept that she could change her behavior and influence her husband, but she couldn't force him to change if he didn't want to. Of course, not all control freaks try to change people. Some simply want absolute control over external circumstances.
And that can cause many problems too. Here are five big problems control freaks experience: Many control freaks experience constant worry.
But rather than controlling their inner turmoil, they insist on trying to control the events around them. This approach backfires since they can't control everything all the time--and ultimately, they end up causing themselves to feel even more anxious.Control Freaks - Piety, Religion & Stuff
If you've ever worked for a boss who micromanaged everything you did or you had a parent who was a control freak, you'll know firsthand how difficult it is to be around a control freak. This became something of a cause celbre, because the Chief Rabbi's Beth Din, or ecclesiastical court, has subsequently forbidden orthodox rabbis to attend non-orthodox services.
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Here basic human values of respect for the dead and comfort for the bereaved have been subordinated to the diktat of religious politics. More flagrant violations of these values have taken place in Israel, where immigrants who acquire citizenship and the duty to fight for the country have been denied a dignified burial after falling in a terrorist atrocity or border incident because they lack the requisite matrilineal credentials for Jewish status.
Rigid adherence to this legalistic approach has been described by one non-orthodox rabbi as "metaphysical racism".
Much has been written on the subject of reincarnation in the wake of the Hoddle affair.
Through its link to the caste system within Hinduism, this belief has been absorbed as a vehicle of social control.
Not only are those at the top of the pinnacle freed from any obligation to relieve the misery of those at the bottom; legitimate human aspirations are suppressed in the expectation of a better fate next time round. Not dissimilar is the promise of an afterlife, common to many religions. It is the anticipation of untold delights in paradise that lures so many untried young men to sacrifice their lives in the cause of Jihad, the Islamic holy war.
More often the fear of hell is used as a means of control, often sexual. Roman Catholicism, in particular, has isolated the libido as a force to be subdued. It is argued that by remaining celibate, the priest is better able to serve the Almighty and his flock, but too often celiabcy leads to suffering and abuse.
Denying the faithful the use of contraception is another way of demonstrating that the Church perceives sex, as opposed to the means of procreation, as wild and uncontrollable. Any lapse in the bedroom is accounted for in the confessional: Doctrinaire belief systems are not restricted to religions. While those lapsed Jewish prophets, Marx and Freud, sought, each in his own way, to improve the human condition, their latter-day disciples have often fused their masters' teachings into structures through which they may exercise control.
This was evident in the practice in the early kibbutzim of raising children away from their parents. Or take the case of social workers, much-maligned perhaps, but responsible in many instances for encouraging a culture of dependency.