The perfect relationship?

Originally appeared online in the teen series: Turning Point - September 3, 2020

I was really thrilled with my boyfriend, and deeply in love. My parents weren’t so thrilled about him. He was older than I was. And there were the drugs; we smoked marijuana and took THC, and then later used harder drugs and alcohol. However, he also had a spiritual leaning and loved nature; I loved that we had those things in common.

Looking back, I can see that my mom was afraid, and that she was worried about me. Unfortunately, at the time, her opposition only made me dig in my heels. Her words of concern about my boyfriend seemed so hypocritical, since she’d taught me that all of God’s children are good because we reflect God’s goodness. So why, I wondered, wasn’t she seeing the good in my boyfriend?

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