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I say do whatever works for you. Prayer is great--if it makes you feel better and that's all you need--but medication is great too, if you need it for your problem.
Rick Warren's son committed suicide. Warren had this to say in a letter after his son's death, “In spite of America’s best doctors, meds, counselors, and prayers for healing, the torture of mental illness never subsided. Today, after a fun evening together with Kay and me, in a momentary wave of despair at his home, he took his life.”
This young man had the best of everything available to him and yet it still wasn't enough to stop him from killing himself.
2 days, 17 hours ago on Founder of “For Brown Girls,” and Advocate for US, Karyn Washington Committed Suicide, and I Suck.
"As I posted below this thing is being blown all out of proportion for political gain. Feigned outrage...."
2 weeks, 2 days ago on My Take on the Jamilah Lemieux Liberal vs. Conservative Kerfuffle
I'm on Jamilah's side.
I don't see anything wrong with her telling Raffi she didn't care to hear anything he had to say. My time and energy is not "equal opportunity," I choose who I want to spend time with, respond to, and listen to, and sometimes, especially when I'm discussing a specific topic with specific people, I'm not interested in what the other side has to say.
I wouldn't go to a meeting of Orthodox Jews and demand that they hear me out. I'm not an Orthodox Jew and thus my opinion is irrelevant at their meeting.
Has the RNC ever had a caucus or rally and made sure half the speakers were Democrats or Progressives?
There is a time and a place for diversity of thought, that time and place does not exist at all times and in all places and with whomever you happen to be speaking to.
Furthermore, by just looking at an avatar it would be easy to see how a light-skinned black person or mixed race person who identifies as black could be mistaken for a white person.
@temple Not surprised at all by her personal story. I know someone who had a baby less than a year ago. Someone else started to tell me about how this person is having trouble with her baby's daddy and his other baby momma--I just cut the conversation short because its a story I've heard too many times, I don't care to hear it anymore.
My daughters father married his other child's mother while I was still pregnant. He called me up and told me after he had done it. So I know how devastated Jamilah must have felt.
Hence, why I tell any woman/girl to put yourself and your needs first. Men will drag you along as long as they are getting what they want and drop you like a hot potato the second they find another option. Men put themselves first and women should too.