by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy magazine – But I Wanted to Ask Mr. Pearl
Editor’s note: Here we go, super toxic Pearl speak. I wondered when he was going to start throwing blame and shame around. Apologizing to the family when you’ve been wrong is never a bad thing. I think it’s important for kids to see that even parents can be wrong, realize they are wrong, admit humbly that they are wrong, apologize to the kids and take steps to remedy the situation. But this thought that most churches are evil? Even if that is true this is sort of like the pot calling the kettle ebony.
Get the family together and announce that you have been a hypocrite and a religious bully, and you are deeply sorry. Tell them that you want to change and you may not do a perfect job at first, so you seek their patience and forgiveness.
The vast majority of churches are an evil that should be avoided. Maybe your husband has never been in a man’s church where sentiment or legalism are not dominant. Somewhere out of 100 or so churches surely he can find one that preaches the Word of God from a King James Bible and lives by grace and faith. You may have to drive 90 minutes, but it is worth the time and gas. Anyway, that is his decision. Remain flexible and follow his lead.
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