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Former Leader,Thank you so VERY much for this post...

2007-07-21T19:27:00.000-04:00

Former Leader,
Thank you so VERY much for this post. I'm going to try to add some thoughts about it on my blog. Thank you for your comments on my blog as well. It is good to be able to share with others on this journey. Being a former leader myself, some of our perspectives are different than others from CLB's, but the pain is the same. Thanks for processing so publicly!



I like this comparison, but I'd also suggest that ...

2007-07-19T13:27:00.000-04:00

I like this comparison, but I'd also suggest that "parent" might be a good addition. Parents understand that each of their children is different, and has their own pace, their own learning style, their own rhythm, etc.

But a parent also recognizes when boundaries, interventions, and good old-fashioned advice and protection are sometimes warranted.

Great post -- made me think!



It really touched something inside of me when you ...

2007-07-18T18:54:00.000-04:00

It really touched something inside of me when you described the understanding the midwife has of allowing each woman to find her rhythm and what that symbolizes spiritually. For several reasons, first the respect for individuality, secondly the trust that we can each find our rhythm, and finally the unique innate capacity within each person to express themselves in the best possible way.

I really enjoyed the entire post and all of the comparisons you brought out.



As a fan of elucidating similes, I say, "Hurrah!" ...

2007-07-18T14:51:00.000-04:00

As a fan of elucidating similes, I say, "Hurrah!" to you for having found a really good one.



Wow. Just wow. I will be thinking about these para...

2007-07-18T14:46:00.000-04:00

Wow. Just wow. I will be thinking about these parallels a lot, especially with a dear friend having recently had her baby at home with midwives. Such a great post you've written here, thank you for writing it.



Excellent points! Having had all my babies at hom...

2007-07-18T13:28:00.000-04:00

Excellent points! Having had all my babies at home with midwives, AND having left the institutional church in recent years, the parallels made a lot of sense to me. Thanks for the insight.
-Sandy