Mary Kay and Cult Thinking

How cults exercise control over the way their members think… and how Mary Kay might be similar. Cult expert Steven Hassan, author of Combating Cult Mind Control, provides lots of information about cults. He is a former cult member as well as a certified counselor. Cults exercise four distinct types …

Comparing Mary Kay to a Cult

This part of our cult series compares Mary Kay to cults with a Cult Checklist from the International Cultic Studies Association. Does Mary Kay fit the bill? “The following list of social-structural, social-psychological, and interpersonal behavioral patterns commonly found in cultic environments may be helpful in assessing a particular group …

Mary Kay and Cults

Mary Kay has often been described as a cult, or as having cult-like characteristics. This is the first of a 3 part series exploring the cult issue. Is Mary Kay a cult? No. Does it have many things in common with cults? Yes! The fact that Mary Kay Inc. is …

Show Me the Balance in Mary Kay

Written by a Former Consultant If Mary Kay Cosmetics says “faith” is supposed to come first, why are so many other things put first? I cried, “Grace,” to the mountain. I cried, “Grace,” to what stood in front of me. I cried, “Grace,” to the mountain. So, Lord, how come …

Don’t Judge Mary Kay!

Written by The Scribbler I’m convinced that one of the most cherished verses in the world of MLMs – Mary Kay included – is Matthew 7:1, “Judge not, that ye be not judged.”  Want to test that theory?  All you need is someone who bats for the MLM team and …

Using Religion to Manipulate in Mary Kay

Written by Anonymous Mary Kay consultants are vulnerable. They are told to follow the direction of their sales directors and sales directors. Those in leadership have an opportunity to manipulate these women, especially when it comes to religion and spirituality. We’ve all seen them: brand new, giddy, starry-eyed Mary Kay …

The Danger of MLM in Church

Written by The Scribbler This article is designed to show church leaders of all denominations how the recruiting practices of multi-level marketing companies like Mary Kay are stumbling blocks to the spiritual growth and faith of their parishioners. I encourage you to e-mail this article to the leaders of your …