Kristy and Rolf discuss some practical measures you can take for your mental health over this most special (pronouned: “spai-shul”) weekend now in April and in October (spoiler: start a tradition to get out of Dodge, preferably somewhere with no wifi).
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Now there is sound logic!
1. Try to listen/learn as little as possible, about the organization whom one chronically criticizes,
2. Increase our bias/prejudice towards those whom we seek not to understand, and further alienate ourselves,
3. Stick around, even though 99.9% of the members not only disagree with Kristy/Rolf and are never going to changed.
I guess that I should expect nothing less than the “Oppositional Defiant” Kristy Money.
Marko – try to see from the perspective of the disaffected. Conference is often a very painful experience to participate in when your beliefs have changed so significantly. I think it’s great advice to disconnect rather than expose yourself to the inevitable pains of mental anguish while listening to 10 hours of messages that often are very invalidating to your experience. This is NOT to say that many believers get a lot of strength/validation out of the conference experience, but that’s not who Kristy’s message was intended to help. Let’s all try to be more understanding of each other’s spiritual journey’s and emotional health/needs.
Ooops – I meant to say “this is NOT to say that many believers DON’T get a lot….”