(What do you think? Was the individualized legalism my mother developed for me any less quirky and random than the laws developed for the ATI students? I thought this post was one of the best I have ever read at pointing out the inconsistencies, and it helped me more clearly see the ones in my story as well:
Did your family develop random extra-Biblical or inconsistent legalistic rules for you to follow that affected you?)
This is where I would like to make another important point. Remember I mentioned that my mother had chronic struggles with depression and had borderline personality disorder. It wasn’t until much, much later in my adult years that I realized she picked both lifestyle and doctrine that matched her dysfunction.
Not only that, but midwives had to study and research and think for themselves on intimate and controversial topics, and then pass that information on to clients for them to make informed decisions- that might differ from mine-but that was okay too.
But for that year and a half, from 1988-1990, I thrived.
To be (further) continued…