New Blog Post From Marlena Fiol

Marlena Fiol, author of Nothing Bad Between Us, has written a new blog post on her talk with Kim Colegrove, take a look.

Friday Brief-Blog: Looking for What’s “Right”

In this week’s blogs, our guest Kim Colegrove has inspired us by sharing her personal story about transforming grief and suffering into compassionate action.

She ended her blog with, “If you feel inspired or motivated to activate your grief, here are some ideas.” She lists three ways to get started:

Tell your story.

Look for what’s right.

Look for what’s wrong.

In this brief-blog, I share with you one of the things that is “right” in my world: My grandsons on the coast this week in beautiful Yachats, Oregon.


Nothing Bad Between Us

A Mennonite Missionary’s Daughter Finds Healing in Her Brokenness

This story differs from similar accounts of childhood domination or abuse because it tells the story of the author’s seemingly paradoxical responses to the powerful forces in my life, but doesn’t leave it at that. It sheds light on the social and religious dynamics underlying these responses, giving readers insights into and understanding of her otherwise incomprehensible choices, as she found my way back into loving relationships with her parents and the Mennonite community.