Originally published Friday, 17 February 2012.
Church is a place where unimaginable healing can take place. The grace and love of God can heal even the deepest of wounds and forgive even the darkest of sins. However, because the Church, not yet perfected, is made up of struggling human beings, it can also be a place that wounds and defeats. Un-rightly so, but true nonetheless.
What are some things you've learned are NOT permissible subjects to talk about in church settings?
What are some struggles you've learned are NOT accepted for confession in the church? What are you afraid to tell to the people who are supposed to love you the most? What do you wish you could get out in the open but don't for fear of judgement or ridicule?