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Any of you who have followed my blog for more than about one post are well aware that I am, shall we say, comfortable with the topic of sex. A friend of mine (who shall remain anonymous in this post) even contends I can eventually turn any conversation toward the topic of sex. That may be taking it a little far. Hard saying though. He could be right.
Honestly, despite my apparent comfort level, a blog like this takes some courage. Anything with the word "sex" in it on the internet quickly becomes a magnet for the most deplorable spam you can imagine. (Suffice to say the reason I screen all the comments on my site is to spare you from the seemingly bottomless pit of skewed sexual content and marketing that tries to latch itself on to any place the word "sex" appears. I, unfortunately, know more about where to buy penis enlargement drugs than I care to admit).
I have considered at times giving up on this blog. (Just keeping it real for you. I too have my hesitant moments that many Christians face, regardless of the ministry they offer).
The internal dialogue goes something like this... "Is any of this making a difference? Would anyone really notice if I just gave up, kicked back and sat on my couch with an overpriced calorie-rich latte?"
Okay, don't answer that. Unless, of course, you are sitting on the edge of your keyboard, ready to sing praises for my blog and others like it. Don't spill your coffee. Try to contain your excitment. I have good news for those of you who are still reading.
It's easy to vote, and since you're still reading, I can only imagine you do value quality marriage blogs, right? I'm not delusional in thinking such outlandish thoughts, am I? (Yes, I am delusional on some things, but not this, right?!)
The hard core truth is that those of us who authentically are trying to enrich marriages do not walk an easy path. There is so much in society and on the internet that tries to sabotage marriage.
My fellow marriage bloggers and I face crazy odds stacked against us when we speak in favor of nurtured marriage. I can't speak for all of them, but personally, my marriage comes under tremendous spiritual attack because I am a Christian woman shedding positive light on sexual intimacy in marriage. That's just one consequence. Despite the challenges, I gotta believe it's worth it. The emails I get from many of you confirm to me that it's worth it.
So, if you feel led to do so, please take a gander at Stu's site and do the voting thingy. It's all automated and easy to do. Stu is cool that way. I don't think I've ever been nominated for anything. Maybe safety patrol captain in sixth grade. I can't remember though. That was sooo early 80s.
Even if you don't want to vote for me, vote for one of your other favorite marriage blogs. We're trying to do a good thing ya'll! Thank you!
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