Journal of Family Life
This paper describes the difficulties of being born into an emotionally and intellectually dysfunctional family headed by two child-parents who had neither the skill nor interest nor desire to be thoughtful parents, and who were saddled with all the intellectual and emotional baggage of fundamentalist protestantism that they passed on to their children, forcing the author of the essay to untangle many personal knots of confusion and pain on his path toward autonomy and peace.
Appeared in Journal of Family Life.
Marshall W. Gregory. "Junk-Yard Ride" Journal of Family Life (2009).