11 March 2007

Sunday School Is NOT A Confessional

Seriously. There is a young woman at church who shares a large part of her life story every time she raises her hand to comment, which she does quite often. Today she volunteered that despite being an outwardly 'bubbly' person, she is tormented by depression and suicidal thoughts. She took two or three minutes to thoroughly describe the extent of her situation. It made everyone extraordinarily uncomfortable. And kind of ruined the lesson, which was about emotional self-sufficiency.

5 comments:

esperanza said...

Welcome home! Jk. What age rage was she in, just out of curiosity?

aquamarine said...

yikes! Kind of missed the point of the lesson, eh?

Scully said...

She is probably early 20s, as she moved in with her dad and step-mom for a couple of months while her fiance, who is in the Navy or something, is off Navy-ing. Plus, I actually got called to teach RS again, so I'm going to have to figure out how to cut down on the commenting w/out offending.

ZB said...

Wow! You mean there are people like this where ever you go? Not just in Happy Valley? And here I thought you were safe! Not so, eh? How could Scully ever offend anyone---at least, not anyone with brains.

Panini said...

That's going to be touchy when you're teaching. You'll have to take her out in the hall and talk about "appropriate sharing." ;) If they've got a man, so many women think it's a license to flaunt themselves in the most degrading ways.