It has been proven that our prejudices are formed at a very early age. This truth means that our children can quickly learn from us how to be racists—how to hate certain people. Thankfully, the good news is that our taught biases can be unlearned. The uncomfortable truth, however, is that, if we truly love God the way He expects us to and/or the way we say we do, we could have chosen not to teach this horrid ugliness to our children.
I am a divorced woman, and I have been divorced for 18 years. I did not want a divorce; nevertheless, here I am feeling once again like I lost my soulmate. Sadly, every August 13th—as well as at least 5 days leading up to it and 2 or 3 days after it—I suffer from a deep sense of loss that cannot be avoided no matter how hard I try.