Jennifer, you are only 14 and dealing with so much!! I have two daughters, almost 14 and 16 and we've been through the divorce from their father and their home they grew up in. There were many tears and many more heart aches. yet we are all healthier, emotionally and have a new home and a new beginning. You cannot think, for one minute, that you are emotionally responsible for your mom. When I was 13 my parents divirced and we had to move out of our home, too. I would watch my mom cry in the quiet of the darkened room and mkany many times I wanted to make it all better for her and for us. Yet there was nothing I could do. Time took care of a lot of things, as did years and years of counseling for me. My mom eventually married and moved on. Now I'm hopiong my girls will heal through time, prayers and counseling. I will pray for you and your family. Please know we are all here at SoulForce to help you through your hard times!
Nonviolence is less a matter of "not killing" and more a matter of showing compassion, of saving and redeeming, of being a healing community. One can only choose between doing good to the person placed in one's path, or to do them evil. To do good is to love a person; but not to do that is as good as killing them. To love someone is to restore them physically, socially, and spiritually. To neglect and postpone this restoration is already to kill. - André Trocmé: