Though Demons Gloat: They Shall Not Prevail

 
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HOW USELESS TO KEEP MY HEART PURE AND WASH MY HANDS IN INNOCENCE WHEN I AM ATTACKED DAY AFTER DAY, AND MOCKED EVERY MORNING.
But if we should think like that, we would abandon the faith of our Fathers.
Yes, though we are attacked by liberal activists from without and by apostasy from within, the trueChurch--that is, the body of those who remain faithful to Church tradition--weeps, and she prays, because she knows the fate of those who oppose God.
Our enemies might fear love, and they can push love away, but they can't kill it. And so the battle against them cannot be fought with politics; it requires a pro­found personal struggle against the immorality of popular culture. The battle must be fought with love for God through pure and chaste lifestyles lived from the depths of our hearts in every moment.
With compassion and clarity, Raymond Lloyd Richmond, Ph.D. explains the psychological and spiritual aspects of a growing battle with evil that looms in front of every Christian today.
CONTENTS
Preface
Part One: The Faith
Real Love | The Reason for Doctrine | Faith | Belief | Tradition | Judgment | Heresy | Sexuality and Love
Part Two: Refuge
Baptism | Chastity | The Divine Liturgy | Confession | Spiritual Fruits
Part Three: Questions and Answers
The True Church | The "Church" | The Dead | A Spiritual Life | Evil | Ruthless | The Call to be Holy | Sports | Entertainment | Contemptus Mundi | Living Righteously | Triumph and Revenge | Temptation | Conscience | Fire and Brimstone | Honor | The Vanity of Protest | Terrorism | Social Justice | Peace | Quietism? | Predestination | End Times
Appendix I: Identity
The Problem | Encounter and Trauma | Fragmentation | Identity and Sexuality | Loneliness
Appendix II: Death -- and the Seduction of Despair
Introduction | Repetition | The Beginning | Repetition Revisited | Rebirth
Appendix III: How to Pray
Asking for Guidance | Praying Constantly | Feelings in Prayer | Distractions During Prayer | When You Don't Receive Answers to Your Prayers | Vocal Prayer and Mental Prayer | Warnings
Appendix IV: Terror
The Incubus and Succubus | Someone's Prey
Notes
Index

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Raymond Lloyd Richmond, Ph.D. holds his doctorate in clinical psychology and is licensed as a psychologist (PSY 13274) in the state of California. He completed a Post-doctoral Fellowship in Health Psychology. Previous to his doctoral degree he earned an M.A. in religious studies, an M.S.E. in counseling, and an M.S. in clinical psychology. During the course of his clinical education he received training in Lacanian psychoanalysis, psychodynamic psychotherapy, hypnosis, and cognitive-behavioral therapy. His clinical experience encompasses crisis intervention; treatment for childhood emotional, physical, and sexual abuse; trauma and PTSD evaluation and treatment; and treatment of psychotic, mood, and anxiety disorders. Dr. Richmond has written and maintains two public-service websites about the practice of clinical psychology; the websites have no user fees or advertising.

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