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Chapter  7Family Communication Patterns Theory

Tracy

Growing up, my mom had a rule: we had to go to church on Sundays until we were 14. After that, we had a choice. I don’t ever remember us talking about it. It was just the family rule and that was that. I don’t remember even talking about why church mattered to her so much, which seems odd to me now. If faith was so important to my mom, you would have thought that she might have explained her reasons or at least given me some incentive. But we never talked about it.  I also never felt free to push back on the rule which I’m also not sure why. It’s not like it would have turned hostile or anything—we just didn’t do that. You followed the rule and we didn’t talk about it. Reading this chapter, I’m pretty sure my family was would be classified as protective—high conformity expectations and low conversation.

I’m not sure the plan worked as my mom intended. I think she thought if I went often enough, it would “stick.” I haven’t gone to church consistently since I was 15. Maybe a different approach would have worked better.




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Chapter  7Family Communication Patterns Theory

Tracy

Growing up, my mom had a rule: we had to go to church on Sundays until we were 14. After that, we had a choice. I don’t ever remember us talking about it. It was just the family rule and that was that. I don’t remember even talking about why church mattered to her so much, which seems odd to me now. If faith was so important to my mom, you would have thought that she might have explained her reasons or at least given me some incentive. But we never talked about it.  I also never felt free to push back on the rule which I’m also not sure why. It’s not like it would have turned hostile or anything—we just didn’t do that. You followed the rule and we didn’t talk about it. Reading this chapter, I’m pretty sure my family was would be classified as protective—high conformity expectations and low conversation.

I’m not sure the plan worked as my mom intended. I think she thought if I went often enough, it would “stick.” I haven’t gone to church consistently since I was 15. Maybe a different approach would have worked better.




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