Emotionally & Spiritually Handcuffed: A Search for Love and Acceptance in Abusive Churches
Last week, I received an encouraging response from a Literary Agent. “Projects like yours are increasing in popularity” she said, “but…I would need to see significant increases in your platform numbers—somewhere in the thousands for public speaking audiences, blog readership, Twitter followers, and/or Facebook fans… If you do beef up your online platform, I’d be delighted to take another look.”
With your help, I can build my platform into something that will attract a publisher. Please visit my online sites and drop me a comment. Share your thoughts.
Tell me about your good, bad, or anything in-between experiences with church, religion, God, and the relationships you have lost or found as a part of those experiences.
Tell me if you agree with things I have written or if you think I’m horribly wrong or unfair. If my writing stimulates a strong emotion whether anger, confusion, hope, or excitement, tell me.
Tell me why you go to church or don’t go to church. Tell me if you don’t go but did go or if you have never set foot in a church. Tell me if you don’t trust religion or if you love religion more than anything else in your life. Tell me if you’re spiritual but not religious.
Tell me if you heard a sermon today (or any day) that inspired you, met you exactly where you’re at in your heart and soul, and gave you hope. Tell me if you heard a sermon today (or any day) that made you feel like you don’t measure up and never will. Tell me if you feel that God must be angry with you because you have made so many mistakes.
Tell me if you know you’re forgiven. Tell me your hopes and dreams. Tell me your favorite junk food and when you most enjoy eating it. Oh yes, and if you have a dog, definitely tell me what kind of dog you have, the name of your dog, and your favorite thing about your canine buddy.
Remember – YOU are my platform.
I am counting on you. If each of you write something on my blog, webpage, Facebook page, or Twitter page and you tell a friend, you will help increase my platform in the thousands.