After the initial shock of being kicked out of Debbie's life, I spent a few weeks feeling deeply wounded. After a while, the hurt turned to a bitter anger. How dare she take away her friendship, and by default, my connection with her entire family! She had three young nieces who I'd known since they … Continue reading The Aftermath of Friendship Lost
In early spring of 2005, Debbie and I got together for an evening walk. We hadn’t been spending much time around each other at that point, but I was busy planning my next steps in life, and I figured she was busy too. We walked and caught up on recent news as usual, and then, just as we were at the farthest point from the house, she turned to me and said, “We need to talk.”
Have you ever cast a ballot to determine someone's standing in the church? I participated in the disfellowshipping of one of my best friends, and yet I STILL couldn't bring myself to walk away from it all.