Thursday, January 11, 2007

Mission Statement

This blog has been created to help those who have lived in covenant communities and are trying to adapt to real world circumstances. Those who are presently living in covenant communities and are having doubts about their situation are more than welcome to participate to discern their future plans.

7 comments:

Marie said...

This looks good! I'll do a little thinking about the Mission Statement.
One thing that has always concerned Adrian and me as that people who have been abused in POP and similar groups is that they leave the Church (throwing out the baby with the bathwater).
I believe that folks need down to earth help and advice, but also some spiritual assistance as that is necessary to healing.
Marie

Adrian said...

Good for you, Lisa. I hope this bears lots of good fruit!

(BTW, I'm the "Adrian" referred to in Marie's comment.)

Rachel said...

What I have read so far looks very interesting and accurate!

Cygnus said...

I posted about my life in the Lamb of God in Baltimore on the Catholic Answers forums. I hope I can be of service here! It's been 15 years since I left LOG, and I know I haven't completely adjusted even to this day.

Here's my CAF thread.

Thanks for this blog!

lisa a. said...

Hi Cygnus,

I read your thread on CAF and invited you over here. Tell us how your experience at LOG still impacts you in your present life. What made you leave? I'm hopeful that you are still a practicing Catholic (note marie's comment above). Adrian Reimers has a book and some online tapes that are most helpful for those coming out of a covenant community. Note the links above to his efforts. Welcome...

Anonymous said...

I hope people are still reading this blog. I only just found out about it a few days ago. I have sent it to several friends and relatives who have been in covenant communites, experienced abuse, and left. But many of them had little or no support, that is, support from people who really understood what had gone on. It is like talking about abusive marital relationships. People say, "Why doesn't she just leave?!?" But it's just not that easy. Somehow you believe you belong in the relationship. And when God is dragged into it,and you are surrounded by people telling you that He called you here to be a part of this people who He raised up to be a light on a hill for this modernistic age in which the Church has become weak and watered down, etc, it makes it doubly hard to get out of the relationship. I know reading the posts here will help those to whom I have sent it! Thanks!

lisa a. said...

Anonymous,

Although we haven't posted new items except comments in a while, we are still here and listening, hoping to help people like you. I have not, myself, been a member of a convenant community. I have run into people who are (Alleluia!) and have tried to figure out what it is about them: their language, their worldview, the Church view, etc. that sits so wrong with me. I investigated online and found Adrian and Marie Reimers. Thus this blog was formed. Welcome and send more this way!