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Posted by: Elder Berry ( )
Date: May 14, 2018 02:29PM

First, this article is nonsense. The author advocates suffering to pay tithing and then writes up a whole part about not letting yourself suffer (from spiritual self-abuse not starvation.)

The article goes round and round the Mormon-go-round about non-issues and un-problems like beating yourself up for not giving "10 percent" of yourself to church work. I mean really? You think you are spiritually abusing yourself when it is the church but not when it is the laundry you are avoiding?

But the big gun the author brings to this article gave me chills. A woman entrenched in a sexist patriarchy is a licensed counselor specializing in female abuse? REALLY? God. That is terrible. It is like worrying about female hygiene for your young daughter and taking her to a woman doctor who advocates female circumcision to help your daughter.

"Author’s Note: I want to thank Peggy McFarland, a licensed LDS counselor, for her help on this article, and for the help she has given me in my life. She has been a good friend for many years. She has recently moved to Nampa, Idaho, and specializes in girls and women’s abuse issues."
https://ldsmag.com/recognizing-spiritual-self-abuse/

Anyone else find the existence of Peggy McFarland in this article unnerving?



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/14/2018 02:30PM by Elder Berry.

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Posted by: ificouldhietokolob ( )
Date: May 14, 2018 02:49PM

The existence of Peggy McFarland is unnerving.
Period.

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Posted by: Elder Berry ( )
Date: May 16, 2018 12:13PM

I agree. Apparently, I've read women are usually the worst offenders at supporting patriarchy and sexism.

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Posted by: Anon42day ( )
Date: May 16, 2018 10:08PM

The filter of shame that she refers to is created by listening
To Repetitive talks in church that continually focus on what we haven’t done. On the continued realization that no matter how
Much we give, how much we sacrifice, or how hard we work, it will
Never be enough. It’s an empty well that is bottomless and
Thankless.

Walking away from it gives us our first realistic glimpse of
Normal

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