Sometimes it takes courage to write the truth, even when you believe the truth will set you free. It takes courage to overcome the “what will they think of me?” syndrome. I’ve reached a crossroads. I need to make a decision to either be courageous or continue to be normal.
How this started
My blog site went down a few weeks ago. I was FTP’d into the site, cleaning out some old files and folders, and I cleaned a little too deeply. While I was trying to piece everything back together, my hosting provider had a problem. Most of their customer sites were unreachable due to a change that went awry. This outage lasted the entire day. I had current backups of my site so I would just do a complete restore once they had their problem resolved. Or would I?
Maybe this would be a good time to re-think my blogging strategy. Should I redesign my site? Should I meld it into my business site and blog from there?
Maybe I should reconsider the theme of my blog and change what I write about. This has been on my heart for some time but it would take courage.
The things I write about
I currently write about faith, encouragement and leadership. My calling is to encourage others and inspire them towards love and good deeds.
This is what I would write about if I had courage
I would write about being a Christian and a divorced man. I would write about lost relationships with children and friends. I would be open and honest about the wages of sin, and the impact of bad decisions. I would write about remarriage, step-children, blended families and all the lessons learned there. I would write about addiction, recovery and ramifications. I would write about hurt and forgiveness.
I would encourage men to stay close to home and remain faithful.
If I had the courage. But, what would they think of me?
What I did do
- I have redesigned this site. You can see what the old site looked like here.
- I have redesigned my business site in hopes of helping bloggers and website owners with their questions.
- I’m still looking for the courage and voice to speak to those hurt by divorce and infidelity.
I’d love your thoughts. Please comment.