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  1. Caryn LeMur says:

    YES!

    When a person receives ‘correction’ from the church that is deeply damaging to your heart, the most important thing is to let that silly wound go. Grow wings! Live life to the fullest. And laugh again!

    When a person receives ‘grief’ from a parent that is trying to ‘protect you’ (actually control you), and the words are deeply damaging to your heart, let the words go away. Grow wings! Live life to the fullest! And laugh again!

    If I need to, I can find a church that is supportive and affirming.

    If I need to, I can find a professional counselor to help me grieve the loss of my ‘fantasy parents’, and accept who they are. Or, I can find ‘substitute parents’ that are supportive and affirming.

    I have come to believe we cannot change the ‘group think’ of the church ‘corporate’ personality. We will most likely not change our parents.

    But we will live. And one day, we shall die.

    And in between those two events, we can learn to fly again.

  2. Thanks Caryn. Your words are beautiful, as always.

  3. Jordan says:

    Caryn, you said it better than I could ever possibly state it. (You can also add in “substitute family” for friends you consider closer to you and more supportive than biological family.)

  4. Caryn LeMur says:

    Thank you for the kind words, Jordan.

    And I agree, let’s add in ‘substitute family’ too! 🙂

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