One of the best articles I have read about the child stealing Norwegian Child Welfare Services (Aren’t they supposed to help families?):
How a mother lost her children to the State (and fought to get them back)
We all have very warm associations with the ways in which we were brought up. The meanings of our experiences are so intricately woven around cultural traditions that they are often impossible to fully explain to an outsider. Why something was funny, why another was treasured, why someone was loved and why another was avoided, why some flavours were cherished and some spaces were treasured, these are all the substance of our childhood memories. Yes, many times, not all these experiences are pleasant, but for the large part, we all grow up developing our own unique collection of memories and meanings. These memories make us who we are, as we read in the posts of the last month on the issue of Identity and Selfhood. What happens when we move before our identity is fully…
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What a frightening thing to read about Norway the last few years as you have bravely covered on it in your blog. I pray for a massive rehaul of the system
Thank you for your kind words, Pastor Jim. Thank you for your prayers as well. The only thing that I think will solve the problem is the thing that you are praying for, a massive rehaul.
God bless you Chris for speaking out
Thank you again, Pastor Jim. It is an awful subject but I have been blessed by the many people I’ve met whom I never would have otherwise.
As you well know, God works in mysterious ways. 🙂