Well I’ve logged on for the purpose of writing an altogether different post, which I shall hopefully also write after this one. However, I’ve been looking through site statistics, and especially the keywords that people have typed in, which have somehow led them to this blog. And this got me to thinking about something I have considered many times before: Should I write articles based on what people are asking, offering my own opinions, or should I continue as I have been doing, just writing about whatever occurs to me?
Thus far, I have concentrated on ideas that have occurred to me. However it also of course does make sense to address issues that people actually have, as far as I am able. I choose topics to think about, meditate upon and reflect upon because to me these are the real issues that make or break relationships. And yet people are asking about different things. I guess that up to now I have always thought that people were simply asking the wrong questions or focusing on the wrong things…which is why so many relationships have consistently turned out to be very difficult. I have wanted to focus on issues that are genuinely crucial for building great relationships, not the possibly superficial issues that people might be asking about. Perhaps the solution is to analyse what people might be asking in any particular question, deal with that as far as is possible, then possibly direct these people to issues they might not have considered.
So if someone asks “What is the best place for two Christians to go on a first date?”, then I could possibly give pros and cons of different options. But then I could also offer my opinion that dating is not necessarily the best way to assess someone’s character….hmm! 😉
29 Let no corrupt word proceed out of your mouth, but what is good for necessary edification, that it may impart grace to the hearers.
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