You committed your offense years ago. Took responsibility. Served a prison term or completed probation. Paid your fines. Took care of restitution. You are trying to rebuild your life when Nebraska politicians pass a law that heaps new punishments upon you and your family. You are driven from your home, fired from your job, barred from participating in your kids’ school life, kicked out of your church and severed from your family.
Of course you are angry. Your spouse, your kids, your friends and family are angry. Nothing wrong with being angry. Anger is a neutral fact. What you do with it is not.
What you do with your anger is of paramount importance. It is possible to deal with anger in a constructive way. Or you can deal with it destructively. It is possible that how you deal with your anger will either strengthen or destroy your family.
If any of this resonates with you, and you want to connect with others who have been where you are, who have walked the difficult path you now walk, FEARLESS is for you.
Discussion topic for our Monday, November 17 meeting is Dealing With Anger.
FEARLESS starts at 7 p.m. at Saint Michael Lutheran Church, 13232 Blondo Street, Omaha. Park in the lot located on the east side of the building. Come in through the east entrance, which is just off that lot. We hope you will join us, and we hope you will bring with you someone else who would benefit from being part of our network. FEARLESS is exclusively for registered citizens and family members or friends who wish to accompany them to our meeting. We do not permit law enforcement, therapists, probation/parole officers or other representatives of the sex-offender industry to attend.