The Lies Women Believe

The Lies Women Believe

The most important thing you need to do while raising your children, women, after teaching them all about Christ and His Word and making sure they obey you is to teach them to be led by Truth rather than by their emotions and feelings. As many of you know, I was extremely ill while I was raising my children. I decided early on that I didn’t want to destroy my children’s childhood, so I decided to learn to take my thoughts captive to the obedience of Christ. This has helped me immensely throughout my life.

Here are some of the lies women believe with the Truth they need to replace those lies with.

“Oh, no! I’m pregnant. I cannot have this baby now. It’s a total inconvenience.” TRUTH: “Lo, children are an heritage of the Lord: and the fruit of the womb is his reward.” (Psalm 127:3)

“I love having sexual liberation and being able to fornicate without any commitment!” TRUTH: “Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body.” (1 Corinthians 6:18)

“I must go to college and get a degree in case something happens to my husband!” or “I will never be able to stay home with my children.” TRUTH: “But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:19)

“I can’t handle these children or my marriage. I want out!” TRUTH: “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.” (Philippians 4:13)

“I feel myself sinking into a deep depression. I just can’t handle life.” TRUTH: “For the joy of the Lord is your strength.” (Nehemiah 8:10)

“Marriage is bondage. There’s no way I ever want to be married.” TRUTH: “Whoso findeth a wife findeth a good thing, and obtaineth favour of the Lord.” (Proverbs 18:22)

“I am so worried about the future!” TRUTH: “Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:6,7)

“I don’t think I can bear this burden any longer.” TRUTH: “And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.” (2 Corinthians 12:9)

Eve was led by her emotions and feelings which led to the downfall of mankind. Most are led by their emotions and feelings rather than by Truth. God promises His children a sound mind (2 Timothy 1:7). He commands us to take every thought captive to the obedience of Christ (2 Corinthians 10:5). Kick out wrong thoughts and replace them with Truth. We are to renew our minds with Truth (Romans 12:2) and be anxious nor worried about anything so we can have the peace of God that passes all understanding (Philippians 4:6,7). These are the glorious promises of God. Teach your children early and often to be led by Truth rather than by their emotions and feelings.

John MacArthur recently claimed that there is no such thing as mental illness. Listen to his sermon here. James Knox preached an excellent sermon called “The Battle of the Mind.” I encourage you to listen to both of these!


7 thoughts on “The Lies Women Believe

  1. Oh, how I wish there was no mental illness. Pastor Macarthur should have lived a week with my Mother, who, born in 1931, was bi-polar (therefore, I had three Mothers -and everyday was a surprise about which one I was going to get.) My best friend’s Mother, born in 1925 was schizophrenic. Her parents coped with that by allowing her to marry at 17. She promptly had two children. Her husband divorced her by age 20, and had her institutionalized and also sent his children away to his former in-laws. She spent most of her life in mental wards, until, in the early 2,000’s, drugs were developed that helped control her illness. Of course, she wouldn’t take the drugs. But, she could be forced to take a shot. The shot allowed her re-join society, for the most part. However, the shot wasn’t perfect and wore off towards the end of month. So, she would ‘receive radio transmissions through transmitters placed in her teeth by the Russians.’ She was a double agent, you know. CIA/KGB. (This was how she explained the voices in her head to herself.) She was ‘married to a very wealthy man, so she could spend any amount of money she wanted.’ Leaving her daughter to pay her bills. She also was the illegitimate daughter of FDR and a whole host of extremely interesting things. Both these women were devout Christians, and I know my Mom was in church at least three days a week. She prayed for healing, but it was the burden she had to bear.

  2. Just because someone claims to be a believer in Jesus Christ does not mean they have learned to take their thoughts captive to the obedience of Christ. Most Christians are not taught to do this. The battle is in the mind! God promises us a sound mind. I believe Him. You don’t? Our actions come from our beliefs. Buy this book and read it.

    “The landmark book that argued that psychiatry consistently expands its definition of mental illness to impose its authority over moral and cultural conflict.” — New York Times

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    Thomas Szasz’s classic book revolutionized thinking about the nature of the psychiatric profession and the moral implications of its practices. By diagnosing unwanted behavior as mental illness, psychiatrists, Szasz argues, absolve individuals of responsibility for their actions and instead blame their alleged illness. He also critiques Freudian psychology as a pseudoscience and warns against the dangerous overreach of psychiatry into all aspects of modern life.

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  3. A lot of mental illness is a result of a leaky gut. However, that doesn’t mean mental illness doesn’t exist.

    I struggle with damage to the organisational part of my brain and struggle to concentrate on more than one thing at a time and often drift off and lose focus.

    My husband took psychology classes and gave Up as he believes it was just giving labels to excuse sin.

  4. Lori, I understand a big part of where you’re coming from in terms of criticizing our culture that has had an uprising of people claiming mental illness as a way to remove themselves from accountability of their actions. That is definitely a big trend nowadays, and it needs to be called out.

    But I think you need to leave room for nuance in this discussion. There are real people suffering from genuine mental illness too. I don’t know if you have had any family members with hallucinatory or psychotic disorders, but if you have interacted with such a person you will understand their suffering and illness is very real.

    I’d encourage you not to be so black-and-white on an issue like this that can totally people’s lives and have a bit more empathy and compassion. You can call out a worrying trend of people claiming mental illness as a means to escape responsibility, while also acknowledging there are other people who do truly suffer from it.

    As someone with a family member who’s entire life has been ruined by her psychosis (she was completely ostracized by the community and suffers from paranoia,) it does feel hurtful when people claim that all of her suffering and condition is a lie to escape accountability.

  5. Thank you Lori for this beautiful article of Gods truth! God has blessed you with the gift to speak His truth and I am so very thankful for you! Often the truth goes against the culture of the day and your clarity is truth in love. God bless you and your beautiful family today and for all eternity!

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