Criticism, as addressed in my previous blog about my bold telling of stories from my time in the conservative Mennonite churches, is inevitable. If it isn’t the criticism about bashing Mennonites, then there’s the risk of making some churches (or ‘brands’, if you please) look good and others look bad.
This leaves me with a few options: Stop writing. Misrepresent the truth. Or keep writing and take the criticism. I’ll got with option three.
I am also criticized for not speaking the truth in love. Of all the accusations that have come my way, this is the most common. Still, compared to the encouragement I receive, it’s minimal. And, since there is no truth in it, it deserves no defence. I know the love and compassion I have in my heart, and that is the fuel that keeps me writing. I admit that I’m a fairly direct communicator, which can…
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