Let's Be Honest Here...

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This post has stuff about a previous relationship. My perspective has changed

From time to time Mary and I get comments from friends or family regarding how open we are on our blog. Most of the time those comments are to say “thank you,” however, sometimes they are to express concern. I wanted to address those concerns a little bit.

What I have come to realize is that one of our core values, both online and offline, is transparency. We want to make an impact in people’s lives and you can’t do that by telling lies or omitting the details that make you a real and approachable human being. There won’t be any diplomacy here. We’re not going to try and make things look good when they’re not. If stuff sucks you’ll know it. If things are going great you’ll read that here too.

It’s almost our goal to be as forthcoming about our lives as possible without jeopardizing our safety. Yes, it can be dangerous. Then again, it could be dangerous to walk up to a bum on the street and ask him if you can take him to lunch. There is a risk there. But there is also the possibility that that bum’s life could be greatly impacted. Gosh at the very least, he’d be thankful for the meal. In the same respect that’s really what we hope will happen here—that we’ll take a risk by sharing our personal struggles, hurts, difficulties, answers, hopes, and victories and that someone will be impacted by them.