13. Engage in criminal misconduct for in the name of their religion
For the narcissist, the end justifies the means. They may engage in criminal misconduct or cover up the transgressions of others in the name of their religion. This includes covering up sexual abuse, physical abuse, financial felonies, and misdemeanors. They believe they are above the law and therefore can subvert it.
14. Estrangement from extended family members and friends outside of the religion
To complete the isolation, estrangement from extended family members and friends outside of the religion is mandatory. This includes shunning, alienation, or persecution. You are completely alone now with only them as the voice in your life.
15. Constant abuse
At the end of this, you find your own beliefs have lost their vitality and your religious growth is stagnant due to the constant abuse by the narcissist. It is not unusual for you to question your faith and even abandon it due to sadistic behaviour.
You don’t have to be subject to religious abuse. Study these steps and refuse to be part of any organization that encourages this behaviour. Your faith is far too precious to be destroyed by a narcissist. Don’t let them steal your joy.
Written by: Christine Hammond, MS, LMHC Originally appeared on: RadiFine.com Republished with permission from Randi Fine