*updated to add...This seems so silly in light of what is going on in Japan right now. Pray for Japan!
Yesterday I received a comment that no blogger wants to hear.
"You share too much." (personal details online)
I was a little crushed and confused to say the least. Mostly because this person knows me and I had hoped that they would see my heart in why I share and write what I do.
1 Thessalonians 2:8
"We loved you so much that we were delighted to share with you not only the gospel of God but our lives as well, because you had become so dear to us."
I am convinced that if Paul had been living in the day of technology he would have been a blogger and on facebook. He obviously liked to write. :)
What may seem personal to you may not be to me or other bloggers. There are christian women who blog about their past affairs, surviving sexual abuse, ones who are very candid about their broken marriages, and sin in their lives. I don't want to speak for these women but I know I write about details in my life in hopes to further the gospel. God has given me a passion for marriage ministry after watching my parents marriage crumble. And I am not going to let one negative comment stop me from blogging about it.
This person's comments were judgmental because I wasn't meeting her standards for what is appropriate. (her opinions had nothing to do with God's standards) If you see blatant sin in what a write or share about then please call me out! But making judgmental comments in passing to me or anyone else is wrong.
Reading some of the comments from one of the Pillow Talk posts, there seems to be a need to talk about it.
"I'm looking forward to the next installment, Monica! I'm so glad you're writing this. Christian women are usually curious, but too embarrassed or confused thinking that this is an inappropriate subject matter for women of the faith and if you're interested, you're perverted. But, if you're married, you need some sort of council. If more Christian women actually got over their embarrassment, maybe that would minimize some of the divorce percentages in the church. "
"Thank you for being obedient and talking about this "blushing" topic."
I never blog about something my husband asks me not to, nor do I publish a post without prayer.
All that to say, I will continue to "share too much". I will continue to share my life with you. In hopes that He will ultimately be glorified.