The Vulnerability of Parenting

In our social media culture parents are particularly under a microscope. We will unpack some of those judgements, and think about the inherent worth and dignity of every parent, especially those who are struggling to “get it right.”

Sensational stories like a child falling into a pen at a zoo go viral, judgements fly from every corner of society, everyone seems to have an opinion about what a parent should have done. Families who are challenged with mental health issues, or addictions to substances may find that reaching out for assistance, advice, and support means being judged by the community. Our implicit bias against being vulnerable pushes many people to carry on without seeking support.

Each Service, please bring a donation for the local Jericho Foodshelf. Our Fellowship is asked to provide canned fruit when possible. Our contributions are critical to this important work!