Someone posted my blog address on another site. (Thanks, by the way.)
On that blog thread, someone, after reading my post, said I sounded like I was angry. At first, I was concerned - am I coming across angry? I have to admit that it bothered me. After sleeping on it, though, I realized something. Of course I am angry. That is the whole point. I wouldn't be doing this if I wasn't angry.
My initial response highlights the aftermath of abuse. Anger was one of those 'bad' emotions, both at home and in the church. The indoctrination along these lines leads to the belief that anger is, in and of itself, a sin. I have (until now) always apologized for getting angry - stuffed the anger. Bleah.
So, yes, I am angry. Sometimes, I am even outraged. And that is a good thing. Why? Because it means I am doing something about it . . . and it means that I am learning that it is okay to be angry.