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Unitarian Christian Alliance

78 EpisodesProduced by Mark Cain, UCA memberWebsite

The Trinity doctrine is perplexing. Many Christians prefer explicit Scriptures on the one God over catholic creeds. Mark Cain explores living as a lower-case-u unitarian amid a trinitarian majority with insights and stories from unorthodox guests.


57. Emotional Abuse - Cara Shope

Recognizing and dealing with a subtle form of abuse vs. the sincere desire to honor marriage.




  • (05:44) The interview, introductions
  • (09:08) The problem
  • (12:31) Religions amplification
  • (13:39) A Part-time job
  • (16:01) Isolating
  • (17:08) Men abused, too
  • (17:44) Counseling
  • (19:51) Who am I trying to please?
  • (20:50) The move out
  • (21:34) Unitarian beliefs
  • (22:07) Theology text landmines
  • (22:52) Fired before starting
  • (23:48) Understanding emotional abuse
  • (25:34) Gaslighting
  • (26:46) Projection
  • (28:53) Word salad
  • (30:14) Hoovering
  • (31:16) One in three
  • (32:25) Blame shifting
  • (32:50) Playing the victim
  • (33:27) Control + isolation
  • (35:00) What do we do?
  • (36:09) Gray and yellow rock
  • (39:22) Convincing them?
  • (41:00) Staying married
  • (41:53) Counseling
  • (43:12) God's heart
  • (45:51) Teaching caveat
  • (47:27) Current helping efforts
  • (49:47) Cara and the next UCA conference
  • (51:27) UCA announcement
  • (52:22) New event in Indiana
  • (53:10) Tim from Virginia
  • (55:05) Boat and crew example


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