Relationships/Family

Black Women and the Burden of Strength: Book Review

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  1. Darian Black says:

    Thank you so much for dissecting this persona of African American women. By addressing this image and stigma it truly hits home. I believe this has been forced on us to bear for hundreds of years stemming from slavery. For example, whenever treacherous times occurred to the black woman or her family, she was demanded to be silent and bear it. I think this is an ungodly and perilous attitude to have especially in times of desperation and dire need. We serve an expressive savior, who not only welcomes us when we are in pain but also experienced pain himself with the death of Lazarus, “Jesus wept (John 11:35).” I pray that we become more vulnerable and accepting of ourselves, and personal struggles so that we maybe healed. Similar to the great scripture, James 5:16, “Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.”

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