We want to begin by stressing the importance of prayer in these situations. Often the issues seem insurmountable, but God is powerful and “able to do far, far more than anything we could ask or imagine” (Ephesians 3:20). Pray for the person exhibiting SBCMB, that God may bring them to truly understand the love and power of the Lord Jesus for them so that they see themselves as loved and fulfilled in him and do not need to seek that love and fulfilment from others. Pray for yourself, that you are able to rest in God’s love and power, and to have a right understanding of reality and of yourself in the face of the distorted understanding of reality that the person exhibiting may be perpetuating. And pray for others who are affected by the behaviour, that God’s love and power may also be a reality for them.
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