Once again, we look over the shoulder
Well, by now we all know all about my relationship with "Muddled" and "Multi." This is Magdelena, or Lena. (And thanks for using my real name, guys. Nice.)
So anyway, things are going pretty good in our "stable, loving relationship." (They said I might want to put that in.) What I'm missing from "Muddled's" trade, I make up for by being on my own now. I've left the brothel and set up shop in our apartment. That way I can contribute to the family budget.
There's only one problem. We'll call her "Strudel." That would be the six-year-old daughter of my "family." She's a snoopy little brat who's making it hard to conduct my business. She's always wanting to talk to the customers, and I finally even had to put a lock on my bedroom door! I don't want anyone thinking she's on the menu. I don't need to be dealing with creeps like that.
As her "other mother," I think I should be able to teach Strudel and, you know, punish her and stuff. She don't respect me. What should I do?
Signed, Magdalena in Munich (no kidding, huh?)
Blended families present problems that may seem unique, but are the same every family faces. You can rest assured that the Church is with you on your journey. It offers nothing but support and approval, no matter what.
I suggest you have a prayerful, frank discussion with Strudel's other parents about her disruption of your business, and your need to apply, mild, loving discipline. But you should understand that children are naturally curious, and, as long as you are not leaving her alone with your customers for an extended length of time, meeting people different from herself is not necessarily a bad thing.
I can only imagine the trauma that led you to become a sex worker. The Church understands your economic necessities, and, as long as you are insisting on the appropriate precautions, has no comment. “'Woman, where are they? Has no one condemned you?' She replied, 'No one, sir.' Then Jesus said, 'Neither do I condemn you.'"
One thing I cannot pass by, however. It was perhaps unhelpful for you to judge those who may suffer from intergenerational attraction. Remember what Pope Francis said? "Who am I to judge?" Every teaching of the Christian faith, along with the other two Great Abrahamic religions, Judaism and Islam, can be reduced to those five simple words.
And scripture reminds us that if we ourselves do not judge others, then God will not judge us. It's like Monopoly!
"Du kommst aus dem Gefängnis frei Karte!"