Do Your Parents Feel Like Failures Because You Left Their Faith? April 17, 2016

Do Your Parents Feel Like Failures Because You Left Their Faith?

How many of your parents are ashamed because you’re no longer religious, as if they did something wrong with you?

This showed up on PostSecret today:

failure

My dad says his only failure
Was raising 4 children
Who gave up Christianity.

The dad may feel that way, but here’s a message for the person who sent that in:

You did nothing wrong. Your siblings didn’t do anything wrong, either.

No one has the right to control your thoughts and beliefs, and you shouldn’t feel guilty because your dad is hung up on his superstitions. Even though he probably means well and just wants to be with you all in “Heaven,” you deserve a pat on the back for realizing it’s all a fairy tale. I hope your dad, too, eventually understands that he raised four freethinking adults and that’s nothing to be ashamed about.


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