I’m over at Christianity Today’s Blog for Women talking about the Christian Humblebrag. Between you and I, the title they chose is a little too snarky for my liking, but other than that I’m happy with the way the piece turned out and I’m enjoying the discussion in the comment area. I just want to say thank you to Tammy and Katie for taking time to edit my piece and give their wise opinions before it went live. The editors over at CT are also fabulous, but I love getting feedback from good friends who know my heart.
Though I still have limited experience seeing my words published, the hardest part is when people disagree with my arguments, especially when they are uncivil in their responses. (I’m a first born people pleaser, that’s for sure.) Sometimes it takes everything for me to not respond. I want to say, “Did you not read the whole article?” or, “You’re missing the main point!” or “Can’t you just be a little nicer in the way you express yourself?!?”
I’ve talked to numerous people about my fear of criticism, especially when it is down right mean and nasty. The Redbud gals were very sweet to me this morning when I expressed my fears. They reminded me that I need to trust God because if HE gave me the words, I have nothing to fear. Also, sometimes if you don’t make people a little angry, you may not have been honest enough.
All that to say, I welcome your thoughts on how Christian rhetoric on social media sites. Hop on over there and tell me what you think!