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Resurrected from Rejection

I have experienced rejection from several sources. I was rejected by my father before I was born. I have been rejected by family and friends. I have been rejected by leadership in the church. And during the first 10 years of marriage, I was rejected by my husband. Rejection is a pain I can closely relate to.

The pain of Rejection is something we all have experienced once in our lifetime. Rejection is a loss. Most experiences with a loss are associated with a time of grieving. The stages of grief can include: denial, isolation, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance. The stages of grief do not occur in any specific order, and can vary from person to person. The feelings of being rejected can also be accompanied with feelings of abandonment, betrayal, and being forsaken. Rejection can come through many sources of life. Regardless if we suffer rejection from professional relationships, social relationships, close friend relationships, family relationships or an intimate relationshi…