Today I talk about reflecting on past harms that we may have caused as Mormons (for me that means evaluating my parenting and mistakes I made in that realm). But also learning how to give and receive apologies when that was never modeled to us in a healthy way. The church teaches repentance and forgiveness but also refused to give apologies and that creates a really unhealthy example for us to follow. Imagine the hurts you could heal by just sincerely apologizing and taking responsibility for the pain you might have caused. This also gives us the chance to re-parent ourselves and/or give ourselves the love and validation that maybe we didn’t receive growing up in the church.
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