Sunday, July 12, 2009
I need your opinions!
Hello to all! My apologies for slacking on the consistency of my writing! I just returned from vacation which was very much needed. Damien and I headed up to Tennessee and on our way back, visited some friends in Pensacola for 4th of July. Damien lived in Tennessee for 9 years with his former wife so he has a lot of history there...plus he loves it. I've gone there a few times with him now, the most awkward time being when one of his good friends got married. Obviously most of his friends up there were also friends with him and his former wife. But those types of confrontations are good and healthy....it's good for us to feel that awkwardness that we created. It's good for me to look into the eyes of those that truly cared for them both as a couple. It's, of course, good for Damien to also speak with those that he's hurt. But it's also good for them...for them to get to know us, if that's their choice, and to see us for who we are. If you guys think you've heard a lot, you should imagine what it must be like to be one of our past friends or family members! But even after they've heard all that you can imagine, they need to see us for who we are now.
Damien was able to meet up with his best friend from Tennessee. They haven't talked at all really since Damien left his family 4 years ago. I didn't accompany him because I felt it was necessary for them to speak brother to brother. And they did. His friend hit him with some tough stuff, some tough questions. It was amazing for them to get together even after all this time and grapple with some truth. It's always tough to have those types of confrontations but they're always worth it. Our entire trip to Tennessee was worth that conversation.
While I was away, I started a book! A little tidbit about me....I'm not a big reader, even if what I'm reading is interesting. I just wasn't one of those kids in schools! So please pray for me as I obviously have to do a lot of reading about pornography..hah...luckily, the research about porn in itself is very fascinating so as long as I get started, I usually do okay! But anyway, I started a book about pornography which so far, is the most interesting and comprehensive books I've read to date about the topic. If you don't mind, I'd like to wait a couple weeks before I disclose the name of the book just to make sure I want to. :) I'm sure you understand.
The book got me thinking and while embarking on our 9 hour drive home, Damien and I started mapping out some important key facts about my future. I'm looking into more ways I can talk to individuals about pornography and I would like your opinions and ideas of what those ways could be. I'm also wanting to hear your thoughts on doing a scheduled Live Chat that will discuss a specific aspect of pornography...what do you think?! Please comment or email me your thoughts at email@example.com.
Thanks guys- talk to you soon!