Power and Control

Any woman who fights for those held captive in the dark realm of domestic violence knows the sin of domestic abuse is rooted in power and control. But as I look at the issues of the world and the issues of our heart, isn’t the root of all such sin about power and control? This is not to say the grievous tormenting sins of domestic violence is permissible. But only highlights the simple and sinful fact we all want power. We all want control. Therefore, we commit whatever atrocities and offenses to either get or maintain our false ideologies of power and control. The only control we really have as individuals is how respond to what we can’t control! In doing so, we will exert the power our lives and world longs to encounter.

 

 

Can you relate to any of these behavioral patterns?