I’m glad you asked. I believe there’s power in honesty. Not the sad kind used as a weapon to wound, destroy, and tear down, though that has power too. I’m talking about the authentic kind that connects with the soul of another human being and says, You’re not the only one, I’ve felt the same way!
The kind of honesty that sparks a revolution of healing and hope which, let’s face it, is something we could all use a little more of from time to time.
So here’s my commitment to you…I’ll go first. I promise to be as honest as I can and say the things we’re all thinking out loud (or in this case, on screen). Because sometimes all we need to hear is, “Congrats! You’re normal! I’ve had that same thought!” It’s freeing just to know that all of the thoughts we believe need to be filed into the category of “that which cannot be named” can not only be named, but should be brought to Jesus so he can help us work out our messy stuff (because, believe me, I can’t work it out on my own!). So if the thought of complete honesty makes you cringe like you’re about to get rear-ended by a tractor trailer–Congrats! You’re normal!
And to help us move beyond simply putting our thoughts and feelings into words I’ve created a section called “Gut Check and Action Steps” at the end of every blog post to give you practical strategies to apply the ideas we talked about to your life and relationships. So now I just have one question for you…