Dear Editor: The author of “Secrets in the Friendly Home” describes a life uncannily like the one would still be living without a late-life separation and divorce.
I think some of our Quaker practices may make it harder for us to imagine, let alone deal with, the suffering some Friends experience behind closed doors. We think the best of people. We see that of God in everyone. An abuser who cares deeply about others’ good opinion may find a Friends meeting an easy place to shine.... Read more.