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rebuilding trust post vpw, regaining some spiritual sight, and naming abuses!

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 Hey folks! Let me know if I should try to find a thread that already is on this topic...

To restate something from a  reply I just posted, maybe my Trust-o-Meter is functioning well enough that I can now return here to GSC and interact more... This past week I have had several marathons in which I read lots here; so helpful to see various POVs, individual ways of processing, different folks' experiences, and DWBH's posts re: restorative justice and not sweeping abuses under the rug.  Again, thank you SO MUCH for keeping this site up and running bros and sis's!!

Rebuilding trust post vpw w/ new spiritual sight and confidence re: doctrine/Biblical interpretaton- It was a good exercise to stop and separate what "the teacher" stole from others, and what was original to his dossier/public pontificatings. Yes! The latter was a bunch of hog wash phooey! :nono5:  Damn! And when it came to teaching re: the non-virgin birth, getting all excited re: Esther's preparation for her big night with the king, ETC ETC... That doctrinal sexualizing (along with the accompanying filthy practice) was a factor that resulted in powerful men feeling entitled to helping themselves to young women, with a trickle down effect, and in personal injury for the victims, myself included. This is one area of vpw's many slippery slidings, of course, but is the one that I am focusing on in recovery right now.

It has been so good to have the veil lifted re: the BLATANT PLAGUERIZING AND ALL OF THE IMAGE BUILDING, NARCISSISM, MANIPULATIONS OF ALL SORTS.

I could write much more, but for now will just say that I am so very glad, along with several others here at GSC,  that Jesus and the Father will be the final JUSTICE/INJUSTICE NAMERS. And 2 Peter 2:21 "It would have been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than to have known it and then to turn their backs on the sacred command that was passed on to them." WOW!!!   Leaving the final judgment up to God and Jesus, getting in my punches here and there, and going on my merry way!  :dance:

Blessings to all this fine day!!! <3 <3 <3

 

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Hey, annio!  It's quite something, isn't it, when the scales start falling from the eyes!

You won't untangle everything all at once, so don't beat yourself up about it.  You will soon work out what's most important for you to know, to understand, to put right.  I'd say (though others here would differ) that the Lord will show you where you need to start.

If you are attending a church of any kind, how do the people interact?  Does it seem forced, too friendly, not friendly enough; do they seem to care for each other without being intrusive in each other's lives?  How do the leaders behave?  Quietly, humbly, approachably, listening; or overbearingly / dictatorially / or otherwise a bit uncomfortably?  It's okay, you can check out various churches.  Or, should the desire take you, check out non-Christian organisations.

I try to love God; love my fellow human beings and try to help them; and try not to be too cynical or jaundiced when people say things that seem a bit "off" (you and I probably say/said wacky things too in early recovery mode!) 

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