When You Need to Sever Ties With Family Because of Religion. Good Read in the Guardian

The Guardian had an article the other day on how to let go of family. This is a brief post to encourage people to read the article. 

“Some birds are not meant to be caged, that’s all. Their feathers are too bright, their songs too sweet and wild. So you let them go, or when you open the cage to feed them they somehow fly out past you. And the part of you that knows it was wrong to imprison them in the first place rejoices, but still, the place where you live is that much more drab and empty for their departure.”

Stephen King

Ford’s Theater in Washington, D.C.

This is a brief post. The other day in the American version of the London Guardian they had an interesting article about religion. The article dealt with how to let go of family when religion poisons the relationship. The article is about letting go in a healthy manner and how to do it. You can read the article in, “‘When to sever ties?’ My parents’ religion has shattered our relationship.” 

 

One thought on “When You Need to Sever Ties With Family Because of Religion. Good Read in the Guardian

  1. Reading this is a reminder of how sheltered my life has been. It’s hard for me to imagine a family member doing something that would cause me to sever ties with them. It would have to be something that would cause danger I think, but most of those things would let us protect ourselves via law enforcement. When I think about things that could cause me to want a divorce, I realize intellectually that it would be admirable for me to endure them in love, and I also realize that I would not be thinking intellectually if any of those things were to happen.

    This is actually kind of a crazy statement for me, because I used to be big into holding grudges. I guess I have matured or something.

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