by Lori Alexander from Always Learning – Blogging and Neglecting Your Family
Editor’s note: Oh this is just too toxic to completely unpack in one posting, but it’s giving off the vibe that Lori thinks only older ladies can or should blog because she’s feeling threatened in some way. Huge followings? Books? Touring the country giving speeches? Sounds more like the Green Eyed Monster of envy than any real worry about the unBiblicalness of blogging. What do you think?
Oh the sweet, sweet irony that she’s using her blog to tell others not to blog. The cognitive dissonance is so strong it burns!
Here’s what puzzles me about Lori Alexander and her blog. For some years she posted very sporadically, now she’s posting once or twice a day. What is driving this sudden change? Is she trying to make a move to do the huge following/book writing/speeches thing herself? Her posts are not teaching or edifying, there’s nothing encouraging or uplifting about them. They are always grounded in the snide cruel putting down of others, making others feel bad about themselves in some way.
God specifically states that leaders in the church shouldn’t be young so they won’t be puffed up with pride; Not a novice, lest being lifted up with pride he fall into the condemnation of the devil (1 Timothy 3:6). A novice is “a person new to or inexperienced in a field or situation.” I read blogs written by young women with huge followings and they write books and tour the country giving speeches. I see a problem with this and one of my friends did too. She wrote me this text:
” I read ______ blog post and, oh my, that woman needs some serious conviction and repentance. It’s embarrassing to see a Christian mom so irresponsible and unconcerned about her lack of stewardship over her household and children. And she gives women with more than two children a bad name and is feeding into people’s idea that they shouldn’t have multiple children because they won’t be able to handle it. How can she so proudly display her sin for all to see? She needs to stop spending her time blogging, speaking, and writing and fulfill her role as a wife and mom. She absolutely does have the time and energy to be a godly mother, but she decides to spend her energies on people outside her home at the expense of her family.“
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