I am often asked why I don’t associate with my birth mother, my brother, and two of my half-brothers. The conversations all start with, “How is your…?” To which I reply, “I’m not really sure, I haven’t seen them or talked to them in years”. Then I am asked “Why?” To keep it simple, I just say that we took different paths in life, which sums it up in a nutshell, but that never seems to be an acceptable answer, because as soon as it’s said, the interrogation begins. At this point, I usually just say that the house I grew up in was abusive so I walked away, so I wouldn’t become a product of that environment. I am then told, in so many words, that it’s sinful and wrong that I’ve cut off ties with my family; that it doesn’t matter that they were or are abusive to me, the proper thing to do is be patient and tolerant of their sins.
Original Air Date: December 2, 2013
The TRUTH… Would you rather have people be brutally honest with you, or would you rather have people “beat around the bush” and sugarcoat things when you’re asking for their advice??? I totally believe that shooting people straight is the greatest form of respect there is but not everyone agrees. Check out “Truth Be Told” on the Coffee & Christ Show.
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Original Air Date September 30, 2013
Jeremy Armstrong shares another fabulous topic with us. Check out what he says about Christian Complacency in our every day lives. What can you add to this?
The perpetrator that spent 13 years raping me in my own home, spent time in foster care between 1964 and 1974 and from what I understand, was abused (sexual and otherwise) the entire time. He did to me what he was taught, what had been done to him. He started raping me when he was only 8 years old and I am just one of many that he has abused.
The doctor prescribed me valiums today. He says I’m in a state of shock and the best thing for me to do is rest.
The attorney agreed with him and left his wife to attend to me as he talked with my husband in the other room.