Inverse Paranoid

An ”inverse paranoid” is someone who believes the universe is conspiring to do them good.

They see EVERY situation as being heaven-sent either to produce some benefit, or teach some valuable lesson that will assist them later in life.

This is the foundation of a positive mental attitude.
It is a unique quality that high performing, successful, happy
men and women have.

Suzie and I are just now starting to embrace this concept
as we enjoy the new journey it has propelled us on.

I say ”new journey” because Suzie and I are on the mend.
Like any married couple, we had/have our issues.
We are just now coming out of a dark place that almost
ended in divorce. But neither one of us really wanted that.

On the surface, our dark situation seemed negative.
Until we discovered ”Inverse Paranoia” which gave us the
insight to flip things around and seek the positive that resides in
EVERY situation.

Here is that positive that I’m referring to. It’s in this email
that I wrote to my amazing wife. It reads in part:

Negative and erroneous ”thoughts” have no choice but to manifest in our attitudes and behavior. By law, this will have negative affects in our life and relationships. So why not take control of our mind and replace all the negative self-limiting ideas and beliefs with positive self-liberating thoughts?


Everything starts in our head, with our thoughts.
Once we TRULY understand this, we can then begin to reconstruct
our marriage.

However, if we fail to acknowledge and fully accept this, then our lives will always be at the mercy of an uncontrolled mind, drifting where ever the currents of negativity takes us. And as we have both discovered, that’s not good!


Suzie my love, we literally have the power to change our mindset, and therefore change our circumstances, our marriage. We have the power to make every part of our lives positive, exciting, and uplifting. The second we eradicate negative thinking and replace it with positive thinking, those positive thoughts immediately start to clothe themselves in tangible realities, and our environment, marriage, and livelihoods will reap the sweet rewards.


Let’s give it a try and see where it takes us.
Let’s truly forgive each other and start fresh with this new outlook.
I love you woman…with all my heart!



My amazing wife was completely on board with this new perspective and
Inverse Paranoid philosophy. As a result, we emerged from the darkness
stronger and more in love than ever before.

So much in life is beyond your control. But one thing you can always
control is your mind. Learn to master your mind and you’ll learn to master
your life, despite what’s going on all around you.

The best is yet to come for Suzie and I.
We look forward to sharing our journey with you.
Thank you for all your prayers, love, and support.


Steven Jennings


Author: Steven & Suzie Jennings

She was raised as a Mormon, and he is a convict serving 43 years in prison. This blog offers a glimpse into two vastly different worlds that somehow came crashing together. Join them on their journey through prison life & married life.

3 thoughts

  1. What a beautiful concept, it would be so nice to see a blessing in every struggle that life puts us through. My prayers are with you both, I believe in this love of yours and I’m looking forward to read more of your amazing journey! Be blessed!

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