Maribeth Poole

Important Predicaments and Challenges To Consider As We Grow in Loving Well

Important Predicaments and Challenges To Consider As We Grow in Loving Well

In my last blog I gave an example of a friend of mine who is an inspiration to me in her determination to live out her values of love with her husband who lives out the horrific dysregulation of borderline personality disorder. The cost to her and her children cannot be captured fully! And her […]

Living Our Identities, Rather Than Our Reactions, With Narcissists

Living Our Identities, Rather Than Our Reactions, With Narcissists

In my last blog I gave some ideas as to how to practically go forward on our journeys that include interacting with narcissists. The foundation must be one of our doing out own personal work of healing and growth. From this base, which includes the process of reclaiming our identity and voice, we change the […]

Practical Strategies in Interactions With a Narcissist

Practical Strategies in Interactions With a Narcissist

In the last blog I wrote of 4 principles involved in pursuing our healing and growth which I believe are necessary if we are to navigate relationships, including relationships with narcissists. As we pursue healing and growth, what are our goals? 1. Our goal is NOT to get the narcissist to ‘see it’ and change. […]

Improving our Dance Steps

Improving our Dance Steps

In my last blog I started bringing into focus more the need for purposefully and practically addressing our own healing and growth so as to go forward wisely, individually as well as a community.  As we change, it automatically creates change in the environment in which we find ourselves.  This increases our own appropriate empowerment […]

The Complex Dance of Grace Between All in the Narcissistic Party

The Complex Dance of Grace Between All in the Narcissistic Party

Ongoing Healing, Connecting with Immanuel and Developing Emotional Capacity In the last blog we hopefully grasped more clearly how inept we are at bringing judgement to the narcissist or knowing how to navigate relating with a narcissist. There are too many ‘moving parts’ and puzzle pieces we do not know. And it will not be […]

How Grace and Forgiveness Fit in the Equation

How Grace and Forgiveness Fit in the Equation

In the last blog we looked at the tragic reason the narcissist becomes egotistical rather than loving, which clashes with the heart of God, who loves him. God’s heart is tender towards the wounds and diminishing of each individual that incurs damaging blows to their personhood. He does not expect us to live past the […]

Narcissism Among Us. Where Are We on the Narcissistic Scale?

Narcissism Among Us. Where Are We on the Narcissistic Scale?

I have spent years processing the recollections of my life growing up in a ‘ toxic Christianized’ environment and the impact on me. Some pretty rough stuff happened. I am a missionary kid, born and raised for the first 14 years of my life in Nigeria. After not bonding well with my parents, I was […]