...was fun and enlightening, just like the previous one. There were about 10 of us, not a bad turnout considering it's a holiday weekend.
One of the attendees shared her story of abuse with us. Her abuse began in childhood and then she married an abuser. They moved around a lot during their marriage and each Bishop the wife confided in fed her the same church-manual bullshit: she's not doing something right, she's causing the abuse, divorce is unfavorable, support the husband and he'll be happier, blah blah. Cripes, that really gets my goat!
I shudder to think of the number of abused women (and children!) in the LDS church who keep quiet because they've either been told to keep quiet (we don't want anyone in the real world to know these things happen among our perfect members!) or been blamed for the fact that it's happening to them. I would like to see some statistics on that.