Monday, December 31, 2012

Shame? - December 31

Melody recently sent me an e-mail asking how to cope with the shaming that goes on in her more traditionally minded church. Every time she says something about the teaching, she’s made to feel sub-human, yet she has excellent points to make. Now experiencing a deep sense of shame in even asking questions, Melody is suffering from an idiotic ignorance concerning her gifts and as a result is facing spiritual starvation. Here’s what makes it more difficult. She has nowhere to turn. Family and friends attend this church, and Melody thinks she has to stay. What’s your advice?