Years ago, when I first talked about starting this blog, the Guy behind the Curtain asked me “What will you do if you get popular?” I laughed and said : “That’ll never happen.” I still remember Deb saying, “Do you think we will find enough to write about?” I told her, “Who knows?”
For better or worse, we have found ourselves thrust into national recognition. As you have, and will see, that attention has opened up some doors for us in getting the concerns of this blog to a larger audience.
However, this brings with it new challenges. Our greatest love is talking with people who have been hurt by the church and writing their stories. We also want to warn people about concerns we have with the greater Christian community and tactics which can bring harm to people like the Biblical Counseling Movement, abusive church authority, etc.
We started to makes some change a few months ago but the stories came crashing down on us and turned us away form those changes to simply managing the stories as best as we can. However, that is a recipe for disaster and we know it.
Over the coming two months, we are going to try to figure out how do this without letting down the dear people who have written us and asking for us to tell their stories. We want to tell your stories. This is why we are here. If you do not hear from us in 3 weeks, please email us again and put “Can you tell my story?”
This is the time to reiterate that we do not, nor will we, take advertisements or kickbacks for reviewing books. We do this so that everyone understands that we do not do this for financial gain. It is a labor of love. That decision makes us unable to hire support staff. In other words, we need to get really creative, really fast since we are committed to forgoing remuneration for our work.
Pray for us as our *mom and pop* blog goes global. TWW was featured in a Scottish newspaper this weekend and I will post about it. Pray we do not lose our reason for doing this. This blog is about you, not us.