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In this article, I will explain why critical thinking is important to resisting manipulation. 
Critical Thinking

Why Resisting Manipulation Means Learning to Think Critically

This article is normally offered to course members only. To learn more about Mere Liberty Courses, click here. Recently, it occurred to me why critical thinking is a tool to resist manipulation and heal from manipulative forms of abuse. Manipulation is itself a failure in the skills of thinking well (critical thinking). Most people speak about manipulation as if it were enigmatic. But really, it’s like a cheap magician’s trick; once you learn how the

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contradict human rights 1 Corinthians 7:5 marriage
Culture

Does 1 Corinthians 7:5 Contradict Human Rights in Marriage?

Can a wife say ‘no’ to sex with her husband? Can a husband say ‘no’ to sex with his wife? Does 1 Corinthians 7:5 contradict human rights expressed through self-ownership? A popular interpretation of 1 Corinthians 7:5 says spouses may never say ‘no’ to sex unless it’s for “medical reasons.” This interpretation relates to some objections from Christians about the principle of self-ownership. In this view, you can’t own yourself because God owns you (which

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domestic abuse and law enforcement
Culture

The Problem with Domestic Abuse and Law Enforcement

The news of Gabby Petito is that law enforcement missed an opportunity to rescue a victim of domestic abuse. Anti-abuse advocates point out the tell-tale signs that Petito was a victim of domestic violence. Her fiancé (and now a “person of interest”) Brian Laundries is missing. During a traffic stop of the couple, police failed to properly identify who the real victim was. However, this is where I part ways with anti-abuse advocates. Domestic Abuse

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Podcasts

Residential Schools in Canada

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The Wisdom of Trauma A Christian Review
Book Reviews

The Wisdom of Trauma – A Christian Review

The Wisdom of Trauma is a documentary produced by a nonprofit organization called, Science and Nonduality (SAND). SAND’s mission is inspired and informed by cutting edge science aimed at healing people through an understanding of the interconnectedness of our physical, social, spiritual, and creative wellbeing. The Wisdom of Trauma presents the work of Dr. Gabor Maté. Dr. Maté is a retired physician and infant Holocaust survivor of Socialist-occupied Hungary. His expertise ranges from addiction to

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Originally Published on The Libertarian Christian Institute

Libertarian Christians Can Bridge a Gap for Abuse Victims

Note: This article was written in the context of the latest allegations concerning domestic violence against women in the church. It is not intended to diminish abuse of men by women, which is equally valid and horrific. The content of this article is applicable for men, but for simplicity, is directed to a female audience. The Christian church is no stranger to controversy, and concerns of abuse are especially disturbing. The Roman Catholic Church has

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