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Linda
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« on: July 27, 2018, 08:36:52 am »

https://pastormarkdarling.com/letter/

Here is the link to Mark Darling's letter of resignation and the announcement of his new mentoring ministry called Strong Disciple.

No mention of the elephant in the room.
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« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2018, 08:47:52 am »

So what has transpired with his Sin coming to light is simply, in Mark's words, God calling him to a new ministry? Really?

Mark Darling needs psychological help.

nar·cis·sism
ˈnärsəˌsizəm/Submit
noun
excessive or erotic interest in oneself and one's physical appearance.
synonyms:   vanity, self-love, self-admiration, self-absorption, self-obsession, conceit, self-centeredness, self-regard, egotism, egoism
"his emotional development was hindered by his mother's narcissism"
PSYCHOLOGY
extreme selfishness, with a grandiose view of one's own talents and a craving for admiration, as characterizing a personality type.
PSYCHOANALYSIS
self-centeredness arising from failure to distinguish the self from external objects, either in very young babies or as a feature of mental disorder.
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« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2018, 11:40:13 am »

Wow, he didn't deny any wrong doing. 

I don't know if it's better or worse that he's focusing on ministering to men.  On one hand, he shouldn't have access to personal time with young women.  On the other hand, he can replicate his own attitudes that obviously devalue women.

So, my former abusive pastor (non-GCC related) left after being found guilty and was going to continue in pastoral counseling independent of a congregation. It didn't last.  I'm sure Darling has enough of a fan base to raise some support but I wonder how long it will last.
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« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2018, 12:11:38 pm »

Wow, he didn't deny any wrong doing. 

I don't know if it's better or worse that he's focusing on ministering to men.  On one hand, he shouldn't have access to personal time with young women.  On the other hand, he can replicate his own attitudes that obviously devalue women.

So, my former abusive pastor (non-GCC related) left after being found guilty and was going to continue in pastoral counseling independent of a congregation. It didn't last.  I'm sure Darling has enough of a fan base to raise some support but I wonder how long it will last.

His ability to generate funds relies on his being able to get up on stage to mesmerize people. He does not actually have any counseling credentials. Does that make his future plans illegal? Or can anyone just set up to counsel others without a degree, license, etc.
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« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2018, 01:25:32 pm »

As long as he describes himself as a "mentor," "life coach," "spiritual counseler," "discipler," or anything that doesn't falsely imply that he's a licensed and credentialed professional, he's probably okay from a legal standpoint.

But that letter he wrote, wow. He makes it sound like all of this is just something that happened to him out of the blue, like a flood or a house fire, and not something he brought about by his own actions. Not a single word about the victims; it's as though the victims never even existed.
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« Reply #5 on: July 30, 2018, 10:11:44 am »

As long as he describes himself as a "mentor," "life coach," "spiritual counseler," "discipler," or anything that doesn't falsely imply that he's a licensed and credentialed professional, he's probably okay from a legal standpoint.

But that letter he wrote, wow. He makes it sound like all of this is just something that happened to him out of the blue, like a flood or a house fire, and not something he brought about by his own actions. Not a single word about the victims; it's as though the victims never even existed.
Exactly.  Sickening.
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« Reply #6 on: July 30, 2018, 04:00:40 pm »

I have watched several documentaries in the last couple days on cults. More extreme cults. The leaders of these cults began as pastor's that lost their calling when serious sin was uncovered. They all focused on new ministries and created even more strict and rigid cultures than they had created before.
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