Posted by: pastordarren | October 19, 2009

Confessions and Secrets

I came across a website called PostSecret,  http://postsecret.blogspot.com/, where people mail their secrets and confessions on a post card and this guy posts them on the site and has written about 5 books that include many.  There is also a video about 3/4 of the way down of the founder doing an interview with one of the morning shows where he talks about the different reasons some people do this.  It is interesting to read some of these and to hear that the founder says that many times these are things we can not share in church.  I think that probably he is right.  Too often we are afraid to share who we really are in church where this should really be a place where we can feel comfortable and safe to share what is really happening and what we are feeling in our lives.

People probably feel comfortable and safe in sharing these because it is anonymous.  How much better would it be to share in a safe place where people will support and love you through your struggles, fears, and confessions; instead of feeling like you can’t share because of religious taboos.  The church should be that safe place; a place and a people who love and support each other and who help each other to grow and move forward to be who God has created them to be. 

 Here is a link to a review / article from Relevant magazine about the book and site:  http://www.relevantmagazine.com/life/whole-life/features/18593-why-are-we-all-so-into-postsecret

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  1. I LOVE Post Secret – have ALL the books. If you want to borrow, let me know!


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