If you have been hurt here on my blog by something I said or something another commenter said, I want to know about it, please! If I don’t know about it, I can’t fix it. And if I don’t know about it, I can’t apologize for what is was that was a problem for you if I sinned against you in some way.
I am not interested in the approval of people – or I certainly would not write about the things I write about. And I understand that no one will agree with everything I say. I am not concerned about that – we will all stand accountable to God. No one answers to me. I will continue to boldly speak God’s Word. I will make no apology for God’s truth.
But I am concerned about not breaking “a bruised reed.” I want to approach everyone with humility, the love of God, compassion and respect. There may only be a few who have felt hurt – but I care very much if I have wronged a sister of mine in some way.
One unfortunate thing about communicating in writing is that there are no non-verbal cues at all. So, it is possible sometimes for things to come across to people in ways that the person writing did not intend. I wish that you could hear my voice and see my facial expressions – I think that would really help if we could be face to face having a real conversation.
My heart is that I love Jesus, and I love women and I care VERY much about women having beautiful, godly, healthy marriages and a strong walk with Christ Jesus.
I am not an expert. I am not super human. I am not perfect. I do not have all the answers. I am just another wife on this journey. I mess up sometimes. I can get exhausted and overwhelmed at times. I am attempting to minister to a LARGE number of women, not knowing exactly where everyone is at any given moment. I am in desperate need of the power of God and wisdom and love of God every single moment. Apart from Him, there is no good in me at all. I am a wretched sinner.
My fervent prayer and hope is that I might point women to Christ and His Word and His power and that they might find healing, hope, faith, comfort, peace, strength, courage, power, joy and abundant life in Him. It is my goal to treat everyone with honor, respect, dignity and the love of Christ. I give ideas and suggestions that I hope will help point women towards living the lives God commands us to live as wives and believers in Christ. Ultimately, though, I pray that each wife will listen much more to God’s voice and His Word than to my suggestions. I pray we will all be sensitive to God’s Spirit and filled with His power to do His will and to walk in obedience to Christ.
I do talk about some very painful and difficult issues here. These are often issues that we all probably “should” have heard about at home or in church as we were growing up, but maybe we didn’t – and sometimes these things can be quite a shock – realizing that we have sin that we didn’t know we had. I know it was a huge shock for me when God showed me all of my sin, that is for sure!
I also only address things that wives can change. I don’t talk about what husbands “could” or “should” do. That doesn’t mean that husbands have no fault or no room for improvement. And it doesn’t mean wives are 100% responsible for all problems in marriage. Not at all! All husbands are wretched sinners just like all wives and all people are. But I only talk about the wife’s side of the equation and what wives can control. So – yes, my blog is one-sided. However, all of God’s commands to husbands still apply to them and they are still accountable to God for obeying Him even though I do not teach husbands.
If you are hurting, especially because of something I said – I need to know. I want to know. I want to try to make things right if I did anything that has wounded you.
Each of you are precious to me and important to me. I want to be a blessing to you, not a hindrance and certainly not a source of pain or injury.
If you would prefer to email me, please leave me a comment and let me know. 🙂 I will try to contact you as soon as I can. I’m working a bit extra this week.