07 Mar '16, 6pm

Join me for CtK Faith & Spirituality Group tonight at Trails End Taphouse (511 Maple, Snohomish). We discuss:

Join me for CtK Faith & Spirituality Group tonight at Trails End Taphouse (511 Maple, Snohomish). We discuss:

When I was a kid, I was taught that anger was bad. It had nothing to do with Christianity because I was not raised in a family of faith; rather, in a home with an alcoholic, there was an underground but extremely strong message that negative emotions should be avoided at all costs. Happy, thankful, quiet, and easy-going were highly valued but mad, frustrated, hurt, or sad, not so much. That was reserved for the parents. When I became a Christian and started learning more about Jesus in "church", I discovered that some of the same rules applied. Messy feelings were ones to avoid. They were equated with a lack of faith or an inability to turn it over to God properly in the moment. For me, honestly, it didn't work half bad because I was already a master at stuffing negative feelings and pretending like nothing was wrong. 20 years ago, my husband Jose and I had our first son. ...

Full article: http://rachelheldevans.com/blog/anger-not-sin-kathy-escobar

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