"I always thank my God as I remember you in my prayers, because I hear about your love for all his holy people and your faith in the Lord Jesus. I pray that your partnership with us in the faith may be effective in deepening your understanding of every good thing we share for the sake of Christ. Your love has given me great joy and encouragement, because you, brother, have refreshed the hearts of the Lord’s people."
It was seven years ago that Dee kept after me about starting a blog. During the fall of 2008 the proverbial light bulb went off for both of us as we spent countless hours researching Christian topics that are of interest to us. During this time we focused on authoritarianism, patriarchy, complementarianism, submission, the Council on Bliblical Manhood and Womanhood, quiverfull, submission, The Gospel Coalition, Dominionism/Reconstructionism, spiritual abuse, young marriages, and did I mention SUBMISSION? As we look back, our focus continues to be on these topics as well as others that have peaked our interest. Early on we became advocates for those who have been physically, sexually, and/or spiritually abused.
During this season of Thanksgiving, we want express our sincerest gratitude for you — our loyal readers — who have come alongside us on this journey. We are humbled as our readership has grown and has literally expanded around the world! We never in a million years imagined that our blog would be so widely read. We are exceedingly thankful for your taking time to read our posts, for your thought-provoking comments, and for your suggested topics. Some of our most interesting articles have originated from information provided by our readers, so keep those links and ideas coming…
We are very thankful for the internet, which makes this communication possible. While we acknowledge the world wide web has a dark side (pornography immediately comes to mind), we are grateful that it allows us to shine the light in some dark places in Christendom. The blogosphere has definitely leveled the playing field. Now the average Joe can express his views freely without having them suppressed by those who think they have 'authoritah'.
And most importantly, we are grateful to Almighty God for His great love for us. We believe He has sovereignly made the internet possible for such a time as this. When we launched The Wartburg Watch, we felt a great deal of despair as Christian women. Hyper-authoritarianism was on the rise, and we felt helpless to do anything to reverse the trend. Now we have an effective way to speak out about matters that concern us, and so do our followers!
Please forgive us when we have been slow to respond to your comments, emails, and phone calls. This is a voluntary labor of love that we try to make a priority. Unfortunately, sometimes life gets in the way.
The Scripture verses at the top of the post best express our sentiments. Thank you for your dedication to us, two middle-aged women, who have a thing or two to say…