Since starting this blog I wanted to explore the gospel and the church. I never meant this blog to be the repository of my views, but rather a place to explore different ideas. However many of my posts have been uncomfortable for my immediate family and my distant family. They have come across to them as attacking and negative. This has negatively effected my relationship with them. Since I do value them, their opinions, and their feelings, I want to apologize.
I’m not apologizing for what I have written, since it was never meant to be construed as truth, but rather ideas and opinions. I’ve made it a point to repeatedly say that I write not so that people will look to me for answers, but so that I might get people to ask questions. I do apologize for how I may have said things. I admit I’m not the best with words and I know that more than a few of my posts have come across as more negative that they were meant. I have talked about many issues that are sensitive for members of the church. And perhaps the way I talked about some of these things was not the best it could have been.
So to my wife, daughter, mother, father, brother, sister(even though she probably hasn’t read any of this), cousins, aunts, uncles, grandparents, and a varied assortment of friends; I want to say I’m sorry. I’m sorry for writing about ideas and asking questions that have made you feel uncomfortable. I hope you will understand that the thoughts I have expressed here are just that, thoughts. I don’t have the answers. Mila(my wife) says I should address questions in my own mind rather than posting things out here for the world to see. So I will take her advice. I hope you will accept my humble apology and not feel negative towards me as I privately look for answers to questions that are not addressed in our lesson manuals.
To my readers, some of you may view this apology as a sign of weakness on my part. But I don’t really care. I value my family and don’t want to have negative feelings with them. This blog is really inconsequential in the grand scheme of things and my relationship with my family is much more important than a blog with a silly name.
As for this blog, I won’t be talking about any hard of controversial issues anymore. I’ll probably take a break for a while I do some pondering and praying. I plan to continue posting here on some things. For example my “From the Dust” series where I talk about lost and forthcoming scriptures. My wife made me promise to get her ok before I post anything here. So anymore posts I make here on this blog will have to have met with her approval.
So thank you for everyone’s comments and concerns, and to my family and friends I’m sorry for the trouble I’ve caused.