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Ep. 328 - Tracey Scott Shares Top Resources She Used While Parenting Her Son With Mental Illness

January 12, 2023 • Tina Griffin

Tracey Scott’s son Benjamin Paul was a sophomore in college when he had his first psychotic episode. After bringing him home, Tracey and her family struggled to understand what was happening to him, setting out on a long journey that would lead to her son’s diagnosis of mental illness. Tracey is a wife, mom, and grandmother who still cares for her now-33-year-old son alongside her husband. She explains how NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) helped educate her on how to help her son survive and thrive despite his cognitive challenges. Tracey also discusses five important things that friends and family can do to support the mental wellness of the people they love.



TAKEAWAYS


Reach out to those suffering with mental illness and let them know you’re available 


Don’t define your loved ones by their mental diagnosis 


Tracey recommends reading I Am Not Sick: I Don’t Need Help! by Xavier Amador, Ph.D.


If someone you love is diagnosed with a mental illness, it’s not their fault or your fault, and YOU are their best statistic for a better life



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Ep. 559 - Emotional Abuse Includes Arrogance, Lack of Empathy, and Immaturity - Dr. David Hawkins

February 21, 2024 • Tina Griffin

Dr. David Hawkins talks about the common signs and behaviors associated with narcissism and emotional abuse. As the owner and clinical director of the Marriage Recovery Center and the Emotional Abuse Institute, he is an expert on counseling couples who are struggling through the thick of narcissistic behavior from at least one partner. Dr. Hawkins describes the five key behaviors of abuse: an attitude of arrogance, a lack of empathy, an attitude of self-protection, profound emotional immaturity, and a lack of dedication to make a change. He further explains that around 10 percent of the narcissist population are women and breaks down what reactive abuse can look like. TAKEAWAYS Healing from emotional trauma can’t be dealt with through “staying and praying” or the opposite which is simply “walking away” Get expert help if you’re in a situation where emotional abuse is involved - Biblical resources are available and healing is possible A victim of narcissistic abuse or emotional abuse will always feel diminished, disregarded, and alone in the relationship Domination, dismissal, and defensiveness are narcissistic signs and are not signs of a healthy and vibrant relationship 🛠 TOOLS AND RESOURCES FROM EPISODE Donate to Counter Culture Ministries: https://bit.ly/3wganmo Narcissists and Love video: https://bit.ly/3rqt2sk When Loving Him is Hurting You book: https://amzn.to/42mbtn5 The Core Program for Men: https://bit.ly/48rc1au 🔗 CONNECT WITH MARRIAGE RECOVERY CENTER Website: https://marriagerecoverycenter.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/marriagerecoverycenter/http://www.facebook.com/marriagerecoverycenter Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/marriagerecoverycenter/http://www.instagram.com/marriagerecoverycenter YouTube: https://bit.ly/3ofufqo Podcast: https://marriagerecoverycenter.com/podcast/ 📢 THIS EPISODE SPONSORED BY Institute For Creation Research: https://www.icr.org/ Patriot Mobile (use code TINA for free activation): https://www.patriotmobile.com/ccmom/http://www.patriotmobile.com/ccmom TruPlay (get 30% off with code Tina30): https://truplay.games/counterculturemom RogersHood Apothecary (get 10% off with code TINA):  https://www.rogershood.com/?coupon=tinahttp://www.rogershood.com/?coupon=tina 🔗 CONNECT WITH COUNTER CULTURE MOM  https://linktr.ee/counterculturemom 📺 WATCH OUR PREVIOUS SHOWS https://bit.ly/fpmccmshow 📲 GET OUR APP & FREE PARENT MEDIA GUIDE http://bit.ly/landingpageccm 💵 SUPPORT THE MISSION 2023 Recap & 2024 Goals: https://bit.ly/ccm23impactreport Make a Tax-Deductible Donation: https://counterculturemom.com/partner

Ep. 558 - Top Narcissist Behaviors Include Dominating, Dismissing and Deflecting - Dr. David Hawkins

February 20, 2024 • Tina Griffin

Most traditional marriage counselors will tell you that marriage is a two-way street, but Dr. David Hawkins disagrees. He says that this is “woefully inadequate for most problems” and confirms that many men struggle with dominating, dismissing, and deflecting their wives in their relationships. Dr. Hawkins is the owner and clinical director of the Marriage Recovery Center and the Emotional Abuse Institute. He’s also a bestselling author and the host of the “Mad In Love” podcast. Dr. Hawkins discusses the “maze of confusion” that emotional abusers and narcissists can weave and how women are most often - although not always - victimized by it. Dr. Hawkins also explains what emotional abuse is, what it does to a victim, and the key factor to escaping the trauma: intervention! TAKEAWAYS The past is the best predictor of the future unless there’s an intervention A person is not born a narcissist, but rather, it is learned behavior Narcissism can also be defined as “extreme emotional immaturity” Ongoing emotional abuse can result in PTSD or CPTSD in the victim 🛠 TOOLS AND RESOURCES FROM EPISODE Donate to Counter Culture Ministries: https://bit.ly/3wganmo When Loving Him is Hurting You book: https://amzn.to/42mbtn5 The Core Program for Men: https://bit.ly/48rc1au 🔗 CONNECT WITH MARRIAGE RECOVERY CENTER Website: https://marriagerecoverycenter.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/marriagerecoverycenter/http://www.facebook.com/marriagerecoverycenter Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/marriagerecoverycenter/http://www.instagram.com/marriagerecoverycenter YouTube: https://bit.ly/3ofufqo Podcast: https://marriagerecoverycenter.com/podcast/ 📢 THIS EPISODE SPONSORED BY Patriot Mobile (use code TINA for free activation): https://www.patriotmobile.com/ccmom/http://www.patriotmobile.com/ccmom RogersHood Apothecary (get 10% off with code TINA):  https://www.rogershood.com/?coupon=tinahttp://www.rogershood.com/?coupon=tina Jase Medical (get a discount with code TINA): https://bit.ly/jaseccm Capstone Legacy: https://capstonelegacy.org/ 🔗 CONNECT WITH COUNTER CULTURE MOM  https://linktr.ee/counterculturemom 📺 WATCH OUR PREVIOUS SHOWS https://bit.ly/fpmccmshow 📲 GET OUR APP & FREE PARENT MEDIA GUIDE http://bit.ly/landingpageccm 💵 SUPPORT THE MISSION 2023 Recap & 2024 Goals: https://bit.ly/ccm23impactreport Make a Tax-Deductible Donation: https://counterculturemom.com/partner

Ep. 557 - Red Flags and Malicious Behaviors of a Narcissist and Protection Strategies - Mary Heiser

February 19, 2024 • Tina Griffin

Mary Heiser was married for over 30 years to a man who displayed many behaviors consistent with someone who is a “malignant narcissist.” She returned home one day after serving for Operation Christmas Child, and discovered her husband was gone. He had taken all his personal items, her personal treasures, important documents, and financial records. Mary began to realize she had been mentally, emotionally, and financially abused and controlled for most of the marriage and then discarded. She describes five malicious behaviors that can help others identify if they are living with or dealing with a narcissist and how to recognize the “red flags.” Several strategies to protect themselves, including keeping a close eye on all financial issues and accounts are also discussed. TAKEAWAYS Spiritual warfare in the home is a clear and evident facet in these types of relationships as narcissism is mostly about self glorification You can expect to be devalued, blamed, lied to and instilled with fear, so it’s imperative you have a solid relationship with the Lord One of Mary’s favorite words is “thrival” - a combination of survival and thriving - finding herself again after decades of narcissistic abuse Forgiveness is possible and necessary for “thrival” to happen but cannot be done without strength that only Jesus Christ can provide 🛠 TOOLS AND RESOURCES FROM EPISODE Donate to Counter Culture Ministries: https://bit.ly/3wganmo Mary Heiser’s Email: mailto:marycheiser@gmail.com 📢 THIS EPISODE SPONSORED BY RogersHood Apothecary (get 10% off with code TINA):  https://www.rogershood.com/?coupon=tinahttp://www.rogershood.com/?coupon=tina Jase Medical (get a discount with code TINA): https://bit.ly/jaseccm Capstone Legacy: https://capstonelegacy.org/ TruPlay (get 30% off with code Tina30): https://truplay.games/counterculturemom 🔗 CONNECT WITH COUNTER CULTURE MOM  https://linktr.ee/counterculturemom 📺 WATCH OUR PREVIOUS SHOWS https://bit.ly/fpmccmshow 📲 GET OUR APP & FREE PARENT MEDIA GUIDE http://bit.ly/landingpageccm 💵 SUPPORT THE MISSION 2023 Recap & 2024 Goals: https://bit.ly/ccm23impactreport Make a Tax-Deductible Donation: https://counterculturemom.com/partner