I received a lot of feedback for a post I had last week (read it here).
I even lost a few readers.
Apparently, they thought the statement that I would be blogging other women’s struggles in first person meant that my blog and it’s posts would somehow be inauthentic.
They also felt it was as though I wouldn’t be sharing my own struggles or that I somehow thought I didn’t have problems and so I would have to use others’ problems to have something to blog about.
Nothing could be further from the truth.
We all have problems. It is a part of living in this broken, sin-sick world we live in.
And, really, does it matter if I say, “hey, so-and-so was struggling with this” or if I say, “hey, there’s this problem women have”?
I don’t think it does.
So, which ever way I say it, the important thing is that we learn about Christ and draw closer to Him, examining ourselves and seeking to serve Him better daily.
I’m genuinely sorry if what I said sounded dishonest.
It wasn’t meant that way.
I simply wanted to reassure some close friends who read my blog. Two very close friends in particular are regular readers. If I start writing about things I haven’t mentioned to them they will worry. I was trying to avoid that.
I hope as the days and weeks unfold those who were doubtful will continue to read and will see that all I’m trying to do is be obedient to Him and to share what I’m learning, whether it is from my trials or the trials of others.