This is a great article that shows the common threads of domestic abuse and cults.
The dynamics of cults have many parallels with the dynamics of domestic abuse, and studying cults can help us become ‘as wise as serpents’ (Matt. 10:16) which is essential in the battle against domestic abuse.
How Cults Work gives one of the clearest descriptions of cult dynamics that you might find on the internet. It’s written by the organization Cultwatch.
Here is what they say about Mind Control.
The modern definition of a mind control cult is any group which employs mind control and deceptive recruiting techniques. In other words cults trick people into joining and coerce them into staying. This is the definition that most people would agree with. Except the cults themselves of course!
Mind Control is a suite of psychological techniques that cult leaders attempt to control their members with.
Cultwatch does not consider Mind Control to be some magical device which can take away peoples’ free…
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