I found out today one (of many) of the things that the psychologist is holding against me. Apparently, I waited too long to get my divorce. Agreed my ex-husband was a very un-nice kind of guy, and was in jail at the time but the reason that I took so long to get my divorce was because I was waiting for the Abuse Crisis Center to provide an attorney for me at low-cost.
I explained that it was a matter of being poor but apparently that is a crime in his eyes. I weighed my choices.....feed my child and pay the electric bill OR get a divorce from a man currently locked up and no threat to me.
I guess that was the wrong choice for a potential clergy member to make.
I know that the great majority of United Methodists would probably not agree with him. Unfortunately, he is in a position of power and that makes all the difference in the world to me.
I feel that I am being abused all over again. What is most painful is the things about me that he objects to happened before my conversion to Christianity and my Baptism.
Are Redemption and Forgiveness merely mouthed platitudes or do they really have a place in the Methodist Church?