Date: March 30, 2021 10:14AM
The first lines of “Families Can Be Together Forever”: “I have a family here on earth. They are so good to me.”
Fortunately, that was true for me. My parents were far from perfect, but I always knew that they loved me, and I always knew I was important to them. I was never subjected to physical, verbal, emotional, or sexual abuse. As I have gotten to know people throughout my life, I realize that many people weren’t as lucky as I was. I’ve heard tales of all kinds of abuse. Many of my friends lived in fear of their parents or other family members. Home was a safe place for me, and it should be for every child, but sadly, that is too often not the case.
For those of you who grew up in an active Mormon family, and were victims of mistreatment, did TSCC’s emphasis on family make an already horrible situation even worse?