Who Comes to Spiritual Direction?
Some of the questions that individuals bring to spiritual direction:
Growing a Spiritual Life
I'm a spiritual person but religion is irrelevant to me. I'm married, have children, a great job, yet I have this feeling that something is missing in my life.
Seeking Meaningful Community
I'll never set foot in a church again. I was raised in a strict religious community and it was so oppressive. But I miss the feeling of belonging. I wish I knew how to get that back—but with people who are like me.
Healing a Wound
I'm gay and my parents have never accepted me as I am. Parents are supposed to love you, no matter what. They don't see how much pain I'm in. Supposedly, Love makes the world go round but where is Love in this?
Developing Family Spirituality
Since our dog died, my child is asking me questions about death and what happens after that. I'm not even sure what I believe about it so how can I help her?
Grieving a Loss
I've just gone through a huge loss [divorce, serious illness, miscarriage, betrayal, lay off, death of a loved one]. I used to be able to find comfort in praying but what kind of God allows this to happen?
Discerning a New Direction
I'm planning on changing my [career, job, location, way of life] so that I can follow this dream I keep having. I want to do something more [socially conscious, creative, simple, giving back]. But I'm scared. Is this really what I'm supposed to do?