18 Apr '17, 2pm

My Parents

It’s far and away the most common question I get asked. You pose it in the comment section, at book signings, during the Q&A session after a talk, in emails and tweets and handwritten letters. What about your parents? you ask. Do they approve of all these changes in your faith? How have they reacted to your questions and doubts? What is your relationship like? And I know that for many, there is a question behind the question…and often a world of hurt too. I remember the young woman in Nashville who pulled me aside, tears brimming in her blue eyes, to tell me about how her mother worried about her, argued with her, and was deeply disappointed in her…for going to seminary and becoming a pastor (when “the Bible clearly teaches” women cannot serve in such a way). I remember too the college student in Seattle who straight-up begged, Can you PLEASE write a letter to my parents a...

Full article: https://rachelheldevans.com/blog/my-parents-faith-doubt

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