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Question and Ethics: What do I do when family secrets come to light?

In this episode of Question and Ethics, I answer a question about family secrets. How do we react when secrets come to light that change how we see our family members or ourselves? Is it dishonoring to reveal those secrets or should we desire to make things known? This situation reveals something about our desire to understand our own story and how to make sense of it in light of this new situation. When these situations become known, we can ultimately take comfort in the fact that we are not the sum total of our genetic material or family line. 

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Only when we see how lost we are, we can find our way again. Only when we bury what’s dead can we experience life again. Only when we lose our religion can we be amazed by grace again.


About Russell Moore

Russell Moore is Editor in Chief of Christianity Today and is the author of the forthcoming book Losing Our Religion: An Altar Call for Evangelical America (Penguin Random House).