Brother Ron Barnes
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My Mother Is an Extremist


Dear Brother Ron

My mother is an extremist christian how do I handle her? I just pressed on an online fortune cookie and she just lectured me for two hours about how i am letting demons enter my life by the "fortune telling". I am spiritual so this is annoying,she also plays evanglical tapes 24 hrs day.

Lucy


Dear Lucy

The next time, she talks about religion, take notes. Then do some research. Downloading E-Sword would be helpful. It has bibles, commentaries, diction- aries, graphics and a whole lot of other features that will make you an expert on the Bible. Then start asking questions.

This is known as the Socratic method of teaching. If you make statements refuting her rants, this will only inspire more rants. But if you make her come to some realizations herself, she has to accept them because they are her ideas, not yours. Explain to her that you are not trying to destroy her faith, you are tryig to strengthen it. A person who knows WHY they believe is much stronger than somebody who simply knows WHAT they believe.

If you need help, email me privately. I am a minister to ministers. My con- gregation is over 3,000 ministers worldwide. If I can help them with their questions, I can probably help you with yours.

Hope this helps.

Best always
Brother Ron