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SIGN 2 The cursed becomes the curser He tries to change you into someone you’re not


As a friendship with Tim developed, he saw me as ‘the rock’, a spiritual mentor he looked up to. He was just starting to attend church again, which meant more than just physically entering a church building and all that entails. For him it meant a complete change in lifestyle, thinking and life focus. Spiritually, I was where he thought he needed to be. To him, I ‘had it all together’. We would spend countless hours talking about our lives.


During this time I would encourage him to take his spirituality up to the next level and become committed to his beliefs. This not only strengthened his spirituality, but also reinforced the concept in my mind that God had placed him in my life. I was of the firm belief I would only marry someone who had the same religious beliefs as me, and here was this guy who was fast fulfilling this requirement. His self-esteem grew as I encouraged him to think well of himself. Before meeting me, Tim’s self-esteem had been at an all-


time low. As his ‘spirituality’ and self-esteem developed, he took on more and more responsibilities and leadership roles


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