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Sunday, 25 September 2016 16:59

How Do I Recover From Religion?

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Question:

I grew up in an extremely conservative Fundamentalist Christian church.  We were not allowed any dancing, smoking, TV, radio, or associating with outsiders, and women were not allowed to wear trousers.

When I was a little girl I was sexually abused by a man in his 60s.  I told my parents, but they insisted that it was a bad dream.  My mother told me that God and prayer would heal me.  As a result I never received therapy.

I spent years avoiding all men and grew up with a total aversion to sex. 

I am now nearly 30 and feel lost and detached from my life.  I have tried counselling and Christianity but it made no difference.  God does not seem to be helping and counselling is very slow and expensive.

I am now in my first relationship and I am going to lose this man because I am disgusted by all forms of affection – even kissing. 

I would like to heal my broken spirit and be happy in a relationship.  How do I do that?


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About ten years ago this so-called loving God took great pleasure in ripping my family to pieces.  My father contracted a chronic illness which left him an angry, nasty man needing constant care.

My mother became his full-time nurse against her will and had to give up all her freedom.  My dad aims all his frustration at me, and my brother tries in vain to be a peace-maker.

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