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Can I View God As A Motherly Figure?

In this episode Dr. Betters answers the question, "I grew up in a very abusive home. My father was a terrible man and has caused me great pain and suffering. My mother finally got the courage to leave him but the damage was already done. I am now in my 30’s and have recently begun attending church. I just heard a sermon that was all about viewing God as our father and it caused me to want to vomit because it made me think about all the horrible things my father did to me. I just can’t go there, I can’t use that image. Is it wrong to view God as a “motherly” figure? (refer to Isaiah 66:13, 49:15)"

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