“The odds are that everyone sitting in this classroom today will not make it through this course. Some of you will drop out because it will become uncomfortable to deal with the issues that will be brought up in this class.”
This was said by my professor this past semester in a Christian counseling course I took as part of my bridge work toward my doctorate.
The professor was right. I recall three people who dropped out mid-way through the course. And among those who didn’t, it became emotional at times. I cried during two of the lectures and I remember glancing over at my colleague who is another minister about my age – a big strong man. There he sat at his desk with his head in his hands, handkerchief up to his eyes, weeping.
What was going on? A considerable amount of processing our past.