Parenting Journey

Patricia Ritsema

The Journey metaphor is one of movement, pauses, vistas, companionship, and adventure. The journey is sometimes called a pilgrimage, a sojourn or an odyssey. Words that convey a sense of the unknown ahead.

Journey in contrast with a trip does not go and come back, like a trip from Miami to Fort Lauderdale. A journey often has no clear destination and may be filled with surprising turns.

Biblical Metaphor

A Journey Metaphor is not just a made up idea. Think about all the journeys in the Bible.

Abraham sojourned in the land of promise before going down into Egypt for 400 years.

Moses sojourned in the desert for forty years.

Paul went on missionary journeys for three and four years at a time.

Jesus life on earth can be thought of as a journey. The disciples of Jesus were with him on His earthly journey as He called to them…

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About Sue Rosenbloom, M.A., C.T.

Thanatologist: Loss and Grief Coach - My blog is for educational purposes only. I am not a licensed professional counselor - Bachelor of Arts in Human Studies - Marylhurst University (2007)- Certificate in Thanatology - Hood College (2008) Master of Arts in Thanatology - Hood College (2009) Certificate in Thanatology - The-Association for Death Education and Counseling (The highest level of loss and grief education). * Hospice, Alzheimers and Senior's Advocate * Former first responder for Trauma Intervention Program, Inc. (TIP) * Hospice and Bereavement Volunteer for Providence Hospice Bereavement Program * Association for Death Education and Counseling Member * National Alliance for Bereavement of Children * Hood College Thanatology Association * American Group Psychotherapy Association * Marylhurst Gerontolgy Association * Oregon Gerontology Association * Hospice, Loss, Grief and Bereavement Researcher * Creative Writer
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