I think I make for a pretty weird atheist...I spend all day listening to podcasts mostly from progressive Christian thinkers and am currently reading The Great Spiritual Migration by Brian McLaren.
I'm not sure I can believe in God anymore, but I still find it fascinating and hopeful that some parts of my former faith might be salvageable enough to make something beautiful.
I need a therapist like @mike described. I've had about 4 therapists, but none of them call me out for intellectualizing everything. I need help ~feeling~
Couple this with the shame-filled narratives of #purityculture and you get a very insecure young girl, feeling guilt about any sense of personal accomplishment or #selflove. To this day, and this moment, I struggle with guilt and deeply rooted shame about things as simple as posting a selfie, or a video of me doing what I love, or even this post. But I’m learning that I can love myself, as I am, and freely share and show that. There is no shame in who I am. And so, a selfie of me feeling cute 🖤
One reason I love the #enneagram is that it’s helped me learn so much about myself and the challenges I’ve not been able to recognize. As a #selfpres Enneagram 3, I’ve recently come to understand more why I’ve always shrunk from anything I’ve perceived as self-promoting or drawing attention to myself. Especially being raised deeply #evangelical, anything hinting towards “vanity” is wrong and shameful. 1/
For @mike, @Melissa, and any other climate change experts, my father (a climate change denier) recently shared this article: http://humansarefree.com/2016/09/over-30000-scientists-declare-climate.html?m=0. As someone relatively new to the topic, I don’t know how to respond in an intelligent and informed manner, even though climate change is a topic I am deeply concerned and interested in. Would love any thoughts/advice/resources y’all could throw my way!
Detoxing my library! Show more
Finally going through my extensive book collection, ridding it of evangelical theology books, homophobic & islamaphobic books, sexist books, and all things John Piper. Still a ways to go, but feeling good!
Ugh guys I can’t find any available copies of All About Love for #theliturgistsbookclub at any libraries near me. I was trying to avoid buying it, because I have a book buying problem....but now I don’t know what to do 😭😭😭
Last FB & Politics Vent I Promise Show more
Y’all...my last thread of attachment to FB is that it’s the only way I can stay updated on my extended fam. We don’t speak often since I came out and got engayged. And I love them dearly. But they’re all trump supporters. And post s*** like this. If they weren’t serious, I’d laugh.😐 But they are.
I’ve never been one to want politics to be a divisive force in my life, but it seems almost unstoppable in this climate. I will continue to care about them but SIGGHH