Society today is more tolerant of divorce. Why should a man or woman remain in a situation that is loveless and could become a source of abuse? Couples often remain together for good reasons and endeavor to make the best of it. But why remain in a religion that brings pain and abuse? Many have been brainwashed into believing their birth religion is the only way to believe. To leave the fold would be to damn themselves to eternal hell, some believe, so, they choose a temporary hell instead.
Many painful things occur in divorce. The decision to stay awhile longer is painful. The decision to leave is painful. Sharing that decision with the spouse, family, and friends is painful. Fear and doubts create anxiety and more pain. The divorce proceedings are painful. The days, months, and even years following the divorce can still be painful. But, when the relationship is unhealthy, when there is no love, staying can become an unbearable, never-ending pain. There is also pain involved when divorcing a religious belief system. One has to decide what will ultimately create the least amount of pain. Leaving or staying.
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