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Leadership
Do you have anyone in your church that is a manipulator?  Maybe it’s a board member.  Maybe it’s a little old lady down the street.  Regardless, it can be tough to ministry to a manipulative personality.  Brooks Faulkner had an article posted at LifeWay.com (that is no longer available) that helps address how you might approach your favorite manipulator.  Brooks writes,

Three As of the manipulator:

  • Attention: He never gets enough, no matter how much you give.
  • Affection: She nevers feel enough, no matter how many share their love.
  • Approval: He never receives enough, no matter how actions are affirmed.

A manipulator may legitimately need attention, affection, and approval, but as a leader you must prioritize your time. keep reading

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