On Sunday morning, an elder at the church was preaching, because the pastor was on vacation. The first scripture he read was, to me, a "trigger" scripture: If anyone does not hate his father, mother, husband, wife, son, daughter, or even his own life, he is not worthy of me. (I probably did not quote that word for word, nor am I positive of the reference, only that it's in Luke somewhere.) The reason why it's a "trigger" scripture is because, although I can not remember if that scripture itself was used to undermine my marriage and other relationships, I know that scriptures like that were. But when Brian was preaching, after he read that, he made it clear it was about singleminded devotion to Jesus! Then not very much further in the sermon he was talking about how important sexual morality was. And I realized that particular scripture, as well as other "trigger" scriptures were triggers not because of what the scriptures themselves say, but because of the awful interpretations I have been given. Maybe with that knowledge, I can read my bible more, and when I am triggered, just look into why and what the scripture that triggers me really says.