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PK I hate being a pastors kid or at least that is what I used to say Being a pastors kid is not a desirable appointment in life It is not without it benefits in that one can stay abreast of biblical discoveries and theological trends more than the average Joe however a part from that it is an unfortunate path In the autobiography The Color of Water by James McBride talks about his mother Ruth who was a daughter of a Jewish preacher and a rabbi struggles with her strict religious and self-dominant father who was as hard as a rock I as a pastors daughter had similar experiences as Ruth struggling with the status of being a preachers daughter but I also had many good things that influenced my life to really experience and truly know God I was strictly nominal throughout my youth at my dads church I have always been known as a PKPastors kid When I think about this label a lot of struggles and blessing come to mind I have grown up in a great and loving family unlike Ruths family where she didnt receive love throughout her childhood But I was loved I was also lucky enough to be able to say that my parents love the Lord However because of who my dad was I remember the frustration of not being introduced as Helen Kim but rather as Pastor Kims daughter I struggled incredibly with who I was And the frustration of overloaded expectations that gave me a severe pressure People expected me to be a perfect little Christian girl when I wanted to be normal around people and my piers In the book The color of Water Ruth also went through the similar experiences Her dad a rabbi didnt want Ruth to go to gentile school but she ended up going there She was not allowed to have gentile friends That was forbidden aveyre
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