I've never had an addiction but sometimes I feel like religion was
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03-09-2012, 09:38 AM
RE: I've never had an addiction but sometimes I feel like religion was
(30-08-2012 11:17 PM)Erxomai Wrote:  
(30-08-2012 10:59 PM)Alice Wrote:  I don't know about you but I feel like I don't even know where to start with those skills. How do they develop, do I just wait for them? I like your comment about seeing accomplishments as your own, I had never thought about that. At least that is a happy thought. I feel like I am in a urgent mode, like I don't have time to figure it out I need to know what to do now. I feel rushed. I have a 5 and 2 year old and we have bibles all over. bible stories, everything. they love reading them, well my 5 year old and just from the short time she was in sunday school she is sure jesus is real. like tonight she wanted for book time bible stories for girls, so we read it and she commented "that is real". She knows I don't believe in god and I want her to choose, but I want to make sure that SHE is actually the one making that choice. Thing is I don't even know what I am doing so how am I suppose to know what to do with them so that they never have to go through all of this. Im am dumbfounded. The afterlife was always there, now theres one, now what should I do with it? It's hard to accept, its hard to comprehend (even though if we were never exposed to religion it would be so much easier and we would have epic coping skills lol).

I'm glad I don't have kids to worry about. Just my dog, and I'm pretty sure she's an atheist too, although we never talk about it. Big Grin

I would imagine it won't be too long before she starts realizing if Mommy and Daddy don't believe then it must not be real.

I've had the same question as you about where to start as well as how? I'm in therapy, but my therapist is person-centered using a non-directive approach, so as far as actual tips to follow, I'm trying to discover my own. Yesterday I went to a psychiatrist to consult about my medications. He was the opposite of my therapist, asking tons of questions and making statements and giving ideas. I realized it might not be a bad thing to check in with him from time to time as a different way of approaching things.

Not so much lately, but I used to listen to the Living After Faith Podcast with Rich Lyons. I first heard him on TTA with Seth. He talks about his own PTSD experiences after being a minister for 25 years. I don't know if you're into Podcasts, but you might try it. There are some helpful ideas there, at least for me.

thank you I will check out those podcasts!

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RE: I've never had an addiction but sometimes I feel like religion was - Alice - 03-09-2012 09:38 AM
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