By Stephanie M. Crumpton
This ebook is ready Black women's look for relationships and encounters that help therapeutic from intimate and cultural violence. Narratives supply an ethnographic picture of this violence, whereas elevating issues over even if present paradigms for pastoral care and counseling are congruent with what number Black girls technique healing.
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Rori remembered the vision some time later when she got a call to come back home and take care of her critically ill mother. She left college (and the drug and alcohol abuse) behind and returned home. Rori understood the encounter in church during college and the multiple visits from transitioning family members to mean that God was interested and involved in her life. She finally felt affirmed. These two critical experiences in her spiritual journey made God real for her. For Rori, these affirming events began an important process of building a relationship with God.
And my mother was calling me. I guess she heard me in the closet. She opened the door. She saw me trying to fix my pants. ” She was kind of stern or fussing? I don’t know. It scared me and I started crying. ” And so I started telling her. And so she took me to my grandmother and she started yelling for [name omitted]. She said, “Where is he? ” And he had run outside. I had a pony. And he had run outside to where the horses were. And [name omitted] said he just flew out of here and went down there.
I mean, that’s stuff that I just didn’t do. He came by, and I said, oh, I’m so sorry, and I began to tell him what I experienced with the Lord. . He said, “Your conversation now is so different,” that he knew that I was serious. I wasn’t trying to run no scam. ” I said, “Yeah. Man, it’s nothing like it. ” So, now it’s like I still believe. Up until that transformative moment during college, Rori hadn’t taken seriously church or other spiritual phenomena she had experienced. That moment during the sermon prompted her to believe it really was safe to believe.
A Womanist Pastoral Theology against Intimate and Cultural Violence by Stephanie M. Crumpton