Blog Business 1: Emails and Confidentiality

“Those who are wise won’t be busy, and those who are too busy can’t be wise.” ― Lin Yutang, The Importance of Living

We give up! We have been swamped with emails and we have reached the point that we can no longer keep up with the backlog. We have saved emails through the years, hoping to get to the topics, etc.

All emails sent prior to September 2017 will be deleted. If we had promised you that we would deal with your situation, please send us an updated email. We are in the process of getting some help and we will do our best to keep up with emails from this point forward.

We are looking for a data management system. However, in the short run, we will have a page where we will list cryptic information in order to let you know we have seen your email. That also means we  will get around to dealing with it. Don’t worry. Nothing will be posted that could be understood except by the sender.

We will still maintain strict confidentiality for emails received except for the following circumstances.

  1. If the sender threatens us or harasses us. We get to determine what we believe is threatening or harassment. We will have the option to post such an email along with pertinent information. In other words, you will be embarrassed.
  2. If a person emails us, critiques us and then goes on to publicly discuss the situation. This happened with one well known pastor early on. We maintain our right to respond, including posting or mentioning the email sent to us. This new policy is retroactive.
  3. If we believe that the sender or someone close to the sender is in imminent danger of serious harm. We get to determine what that is.



Blog Business 1: Emails and Confidentiality — 28 Comments

  1. ION: Cricket

    In the First Test in Auckland yesterday, England managed only two and a half runs before being bowled out by New Zealand in a performance described as “rubbish” by an Anglo-Scottish Wartburger.

    This only underlines the wisdom of deleting an unmanageable stack of emails, and I think you’re absolutely right.

  2. We lay my mom to rest tomorrow morning. The family has gathered in from across the nation. My mom’s siblings and my immediate family are singing her favorite song at the end of the funeral – “In the Garden”. We practiced tonight. I got thru it ok the first time, but then the second time I broke down crying. This is so unbelievably hard. It is going to raining tomorrow. Like in our hearts and souls we are crying, as is the earth. We lost her too soon.

  3. Smart move. It was inevitable that you guys would start getting emails from assorted nutbags and outhouse rats (as in crazy as a …)

  4. Harley wrote:

    It is going to raining tomorrow. Like in our hearts and souls we are crying, as is the earth. We lost her too soon.

    Harley, I am so sorry. I will be thinking of you tonight and tomorrow especially.

  5. Seems like a policy that should’ve been assumed from the get-go. Did you know attorneys don’t have to keep the confidentiality of a client who sues them? Same story.

  6. Dee and Deb,

    You both are fabulous and are doing a great job! I pray for you weekly and am happy to see how this blog brings comfort to those you help.

    Billy is doing great right now and working through some of his ptsd but overall he’s on track to continue his healing, God is so good.

    My job is phenomenal and sometime this year I will be heading to Germany. I love the biomedical field.

    Thank both for all the support and encouragement you gave to us, we love you sweet sisters. The same with all of you here who supported my child. Words don’t come close to what I feel for those here who loved on him.

    Ok I’m done keep going ladies all of these people are worth your time and effort.

  7. @ Harley:

    i’m very sorry, Harley. So hard. i’m sure she’s at once in heaven and not very far away. (I think heaven is not far away.)

  8. Deebs – you are so exceptional and what you do is so exceptional. “What the world needs now is Deebs, sweet Deebs”…. (oh, that was corny — but demonstrably true)

  9. Are you reiterating this policy because you’re coming under pressure or threats?

    Your exposes have probably made you a lot of enemies who would want to lean on you.

  10. I hope the two of you and your other faithful bloggers are seeing how far you have come! Andy Savage resigning, C.J. Mahaney pulling out of T4G and the pressure on SGM/SGC because of Rachel Denhollander’s efforts. The CT article yesterday. In my opinion none of this would have been possible without you Dee and Deb. I know there is much, much more that needs to be done. But I think this movement in the right direction was because of a lot of hard work by you ladies and the other bloggers. My sincere thanks. The blog queens rock!

  11. Ken A wrote:

    In my opinion none of this would have been possible without you Dee and Deb.

    Yes. Thx Dee & Deb. Phenomenal work.

  12. DEEBS – you did the right thing (and taken criticism for it!) when no one else would. ……. over, and over, and over again. I hope and pray something good happens so that you can keep doing what you do and manage the volume of responses/requests.

  13. Dee…this is unrelated to your post, but I just wany you to know I pray for your foster grandson often, and hope before long he can be back with your daughter and son-in-law.