One of the biggest hurdles
Overcoming derogatory vocabulary.
Words that make a person second guess their own perspective and over look facts that are presented them. Words and phrases that diminish self esteem. Understanding this vocabulary opens up insight to emotional abuse not realized until spotted.
Terms such as:
Falling away - should be learning or overcoming
Loosing your testimony - should be Gaining a testimony based in fact or reality
Struggling with sin - realizing it is not sin
Tearing something down - should be applying critical thinking skills
Soften your heart - Passive aggression for they want you to stop thinking and do as they say
Abandoning faith - should be applying reason
A few examples of negative phrases used to control, be aware of them and others as your eyes open.