It has been over 3 years since I first joined Think Atheist. Back then I was a submissive Christian wife hanging on for dear life.
Reg the Fronkey Farmer cared enough to take time out of his day and be my friend. I started to learn (slowly) that my faith in God was keeping me chained in a self-perpetuating prison. I did not feel free to think for myself apart from what I was trained to think that God would want me to do.
Letting go of my faith is what enabled me to painfully but swiftly get out of a dangerous situation. Permanently. I have broken through my prison chains and ended my cycle of self-destruction. I have a bright(er) future now. Life is still hard. Very hard. But I am no longer chained to a faith that keeps me held hostage. I no longer submit to a man who abuses me, or a god that tells me I am beneath men.
I am a free woman now. In every sense of the word. I have been given a second chance at life... Because one good man cared enough to stick up for me. I am forever grateful beyond words.
Thank you Reg the Fronkey Farmer, and Happy Valentine's Day!
The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing."