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I love this idea that we model God and in so doing, teaching theology! What a comfort!

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It’s such a relief to me, too. ❤️

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I do not have children but I found this piece fascinating. It makes me think about some of the stuff I have been reading about attachment and how our attachment to our primary caregivers has implications for the way we experience God. I wonder would these things overlap?

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That's my hunch, based on what I understand of psychology. If you're interested in learning more specifically about how we cultivate attachment to God, I highly recommend Krispin Mayfield's book, Attached to God: https://www.amazon.com/Attached-God-Practical-Spiritual-Experience/dp/0310363799! :)

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Thanks for the recommendation I've heard of the book and I'd love to read it.

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I’m 100% out of the Christian scene but this reminded me of a post I saw about Vertical vs. Horizontal morality. It’s an interesting framework for evaluating where your moral values come from.

https://www.tiktok.com/@throwthepoo/video/7131756122108611886?_t=8V78R0uUdPm&_r=1

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Thanks, dude! That’s really fascinating— especially held up to all the evangelical absurdity happening lately. I hear collectivism vs individualism happening in the moral framework she’s describing as well, and I think these underpinnings have been what’s drawn me into progressive politics — it’s a fundamentally relational urge. Anyway, I appreciate your thoughts!

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