The words below are cherry picked straight from Jen Hatmaker’s post on IG today. They speak directly to my heart and make clear for me the difference between those I am genetically linked to and those with whom I am spiritually linked. I see, that with the models of love and loyalty which I was provided, why I could be so edgy, vicious, righteous, and menacing. I am beyond remorseful and will spend all of my days amending the things I can.
I WAS a beast, learning what I lived and living what I learned. I cannot help but shake my head in horror and disbelief at what continues. Thank all of the good gods for unlearning. It is never too late. I am breaking the cycle. Click anywhere on the quote below to read Jen’s entire post.
Anything other than a radically inclusive faith that honors the dignity of every person makes no sense to me. I cannot find any other road through my faith than one that condemns abuse, neglect, exclusion, and dominance. Nothing else makes sense.
This post prompted by my ex and his new girlfriend hosting my mother and female sibling for dinner. Wrong for so many reasons. And for my boys getting reprimanded one more time for resisting hugs from women who do this to their mother. They have no choice about showing up for this…but really, telling young boys that forced and unwanted touching is not only ok but required. No means NO.
My boys reported feeling disturbed by the usual all white suit(so angelic and pure), the house warming gift to their dad from her and her over the top fawning, apparently worse when her husband is not present. Ugh. Please stop. So awkward– forcing yourself on small boys and grown ones. Nobody likes it. At all. It is yucky. And Good News: It is never too late to stop. Ever.
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