Friday, March 9, 2007

Yes, But I'm Weird, Too?

I just got back from having a discussion with my husband. I've asked him again tonight if he would take me to a Unitarian Universalist church on Sunday. His response, "I don't want to go. There's a bunch of weird people in those places." Little does he know that by insulting them he's also insulting me, because I have a strange feeling that I'd fit right in with these "weird people". I just have such a strong desire to connect with people right now.

8 comments:

T. said...

When asked about active UU forums on this forum/thread:

http://www.uua.org/programs/forums/index.php?action=vthread&forum=1&topic=174


someone recomended this Unitarian forum:

http://www.religiousforums.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=27


Are there family members nearby who would accompany you?

Mark said...

Even if you husband does not want to attend, he should support your desire to go. I would let him know that you feel hurt by his comment and that you are looking for his support. Sounds like you need to go, with or without him. I am sure that you can find a loving way to help him understand your need to go and explore this need that you have.

Chris said...
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Puzzled Woeman said...

T., thank you for the links to the forums. I'm going to register for the ReligiousForums.com link that you provided. My husband is reluctant, but he'll go with me. I told him I could go alone if he gave me directions. I'm terrible about driving in the city, and that's really the only reason I needed company. If after the first time he doesn't feel comfortable there, I will know how to get there and can go alone. With the exception of my mother and sister, the rest of my family go to Christian churches and would probably say I'm sinning if I go anywhere else! My mother and sister don't practice any faith, although if asked, they'd probably say they were Christian.

Puzzled Woeman said...

Hi Mark, my husband might grumble about my spiritual needs, but I have faith that over time he'll grow to accept me and my choices, especially when he sees how important it all is to me. As for my father and stepmother, well... what they don't know won't hurt them, although I'd love it if they could acccept my choices.

Puzzled Woeman said...

Hi Chris, I guess old habits die hard. Strangely, though, I have a new sense that seems to have accompanied my spiritual change - and that is that I seem to care less about what others think about me. I used to be terrified of people frowning upon my choices, but now I'm like, "Well, it's just something I'm going to have to live and deal with."

Chris said...
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Puzzled Woeman said...

That could be what it is, Chris! Not only had I gone through those physical symptoms, but my thought processes seem to have changed as well. My mind seems more quiet than normal. I have better focus, too.