I'm working on 'untying my thoughts' in therapy. My sweet therapist tells me mine are all bound up too tight. I've taken seeking truth and not falling into the trap of relativism a bit too far. It happened when I became serious about my faith. I am uncovering all kinds of thoughts that I have that I didn't even realize were there.
Catholic mothers shouldn't work outside the home.
Catholic families should be big.
God will bless me if I follow the rules.
I should be just like the Proverbs woman.
Some of this came from Catholic media and how I interpreted it. To be clear, I've gained far more than I've lost from Catholic media. Like I said, these thoughts came from my interpretation of what I was reading and hearing. However, I've learned that even with Catholic media, I must be cautious.
The best thing I get from Catholic media is the stories. The blogs. The stories of real women living out their faith on a daily basis.
It's there that I find women who work outside the home for whatever reason. It's there that I find families of all sizes. It's there where I find people who face adversity after adversity and through it all are faithful and loving. It's there that I find women who strive to be that Proverbs woman, yet share the messes and mistakes of life.
Thank you all for sharing your stories and loosening the knots in my head.
Mary, Undoer of Knots, Pray for us