Worth the read, and worth a re-examination of policies that have created this mess.
In the end, I realize that it’s all about one thing.
Who has the power?
A father who constantly unleashes on his child, impugns his child, or hurts his child wants only one thing.
A mother who constantly berates her child, nags her child, punishes her child, or hurts her child wants only one thing.
And, any teenager who talks back, fights back, or pushes back wants only one thing.
They all want the power. Some power. Any power. All power.
Everybody wants to have the power over everybody else and every situation, and far too many people spend their lives trying to maintain the only thing that actually let’s them feel that power.
Worth reading the whole article. He’s spot-on.
“Jordan has attended Catholic grade school, as well as high school, but declined to go through Confirmation, the holy sacrament of initiation into the Catholic Church. But her mother doesn’t believe Jordan decided to observe Ramadan because she’s looking to practice another religion.”
It is an interesting idea, but this girl is walking a fine line. She doesn’t fully, truly understand her own faith if she declined to go through Confirmation and now is embracing ideas of Islam.
She needs to get Confirmed.