I have to have a daily, vibrant relationship with Jesus in order to survive that process toward healing.
To possess dignity is to be worthy of respect. Worthy of high esteem. Absorb this: you are worthy of respect.
I didn't have a fireworks moment for my salvation. I had a falling in love with Jesus in Sunday school when I was a very young child.
What I thought as a young adult is you act like you have it together whether or not you do because that is what church people do. That is not what God has called us to do.
I believe that children are, by nature, very forgiving. I don't think children expect their parents to be perfect. I think they demand that their parents be real.