I heard this story on the news last night. A man kidnapped his estranged wife. That wasn't the part of the story that got my attention. He was assisted by the couple's 20 year old son. Okay, that's weird, but still not what turned my head.
After they kidnapped her, they took her to a church, prayed over her and tried to conduct an exorcism. Why? Because the 42 year old husband was sure that she was demon possessed. Why else would she leave him? Hubby and son thought that she would come back home if they exorcised the demons.
Instead, the police showed up, wifey (and, presumably, her demons) were freed, and hubby and son were arrested and taken to jail.
Wow. That's a serious case of arrogance and self-deception, isn't it? I'm sure he honestly believes that there is no other legitimate reason for his wife to leave. I'm no marriage counselor, but I think it's safe to say that there's probably no hope for this marriage. And I'm pretty sure that's why she left.
I've heard of lots of ways that men have tried to get their wives back, but exorcism wasn't on that list.