Narcissism Defined and Disclosed with Dr. Dave Orrison

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Visit us at! This week on Discovering Truth Dan Duval brings on Dr. Dave Orrison. He has been a pastor for over 30 years and is now the Executive Director of “Grace for the Heart,” a ministry dedicated to proclaiming the sufficiency of Jesus Christ for all aspects of the Christian life. Dave has served in the Evangelical Free Church and in the United Presbyterian Church, and he holds a Ph.D. in Theology from Trinity Seminary. He has studied the subject of narcissism for decades and has recently published a book called “Narcissism in the Church.” You can find Him at

4 thoughts on “Narcissism Defined and Disclosed with Dr. Dave Orrison”

  1. Daniel, I don’t know if you’ve heard of or read the book “Binding the Strongman in America”, but I read and prayed the divorce decree to Baal in that book and shortly after that my parents got divorced and the Narcissist in the family was revealed. Getting free of our narcissist has been key in my life to being set free of spiritual bondage and severe oppression. I had to decree I was disowning myself from them because I was waking up every morning being cursed without ever contacting the narcissist for months on end.

    Also, a key behavior is projection. They protect on others what day themself are. The spirit of Jezebel and narcissism are basically the same thing. The family narcissist acused the other spouse and children of not being submissive and being a Jezebel all the time, whereas they never submitted to anything unless temporarily to milk benefit from a situation.

  2. Dr Orbison declined to Stop and discuss whether narcissists are truly Christian which slightly disappointed me. Having been married to a so called Christian minister who was undoubtedly a narcissist in the way in which he made my life hell, this is a question I’ve been asking myself for years. Can someone who preaches the Gospel and also swings between niceness and wickedness (without remorse) be truly saved?

    1. Hi Judy,

      Been in your shoes for any years. Get book….Dealing with the crazy makers in your life……from Liberty university counseling center. Read it and make avoid decision for yourself. I have stayed too long but I’m telling you get help fast. If you get out do it quietly cuz it will back fire on you if you don’t. Kim

  3. Have been following Dr. Orrison for a few years as I recognized and left a narcissistic husband who used the Word, the church and much more against me. Dr. Orrison’s insights every Friday have helped to keep me from absolute despair. I am grateful for his life work and for Bride to speak with him, on point. Thank you both for this affirming episode and look forward to the next one.

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