Hello everyone. I’m about to start something i have never done…blogging. Well, i did do one blog about my writing adventure on my author website, jdrobertsmd.com, but I didn’t know how to link to anything. Still don’t, but I am willing to try to learn.
My desire is to start a weekly interactive blog on forgiveness, shame, healing, and struggles with faith. Now i definitely have a lot of experience on those topics, some of which i shared in my memoir, Break the Chains.
I never had “therapy” growing up. According to my parents’ household rules, only “crazies and rich stars” went to therapy. Besides, most of my issues stemmed from my alcoholic father— a subject that was to remain within the walls of our home. It had been branded in my brain that “you don’t air your family’s dirty laundry outside.”
Well.. enough of that…
What I want, again, is a dialogue on the posted topic of the week, so we can all share our laundry, and learn from each other. And we don’t have to even be crazy or a rich star. The purpose of finally telling my story was for to heal and to hopefully help others do the same.
So let’s get started!
My questions for this week are:
1. Do you agree with the quote of Mahatma Gandhi, “The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong?”
– my thought: If true, I was weak all of my life. It took me 32 years to forgive the one i hated the most.
2. Can you forgive, or is it worth to forgive, someone who has not repented?
– my thought: Hits close to home. I have an issue with this one with an in-law who acts like an out-law.
Looking forward to your thoughts.