It is not your place to share about their church, rather it is your husband's place to do so. Where is he? Why isn't he the spokesperson on this matter? If he were led by the Lord to speak on such a matter publicly, then it would carry so much more weight.After some thought I'm left with some questions. Why is it not my place to share about their church? To my knowledge the only prohibition against a woman speaking, as far as the Bible is concerned, is in church. Beyond that, I am free to speak, or write wherever I want, provided my husband approves (If the Bible is your standard.)
Also, why is the assumption made that my husband is not involved in this blog? Sure I am posting under my name, and these are my words; however, the thoughts, feelings, and opinions are very much shared by my husband as well. Don't most spouses share the details about their day and keep up with one another, including their blogging activities? I would hope so. He would be posting himself, but he's computerly challenged. :)
As far as it carrying more weight if my husband were to be the one posting, I very much disagree. If you get to know the members of Living Faith Christian Fellowship, an interesting theme develops. It is typically women that try to get their husbands to join Mark Bullen's church, rarely is it the other way around. My husband and I have the uncommon circumstance of being a couple where the husband lead the wife to the church. (I know that's shocking since I seem to be such a rebellious young woman, so independent from my husband as to air my opinions publicly.) It would only carry more weight if it were men searching for plain churches, but the majority are women, so it is important to get the female perspective.
The question could also be asked, since the person commenting was a woman, why wasn't her husband the one asking? Heeheehee. How does it go, when you point one finger at me, there are three pointing back at you? Is the problem with women speaking publicly, being opinionated, or talking about churchy things? I suppose a specification would help me understand why my husband should have been the one writing.
It is of great value for me to express my personal feelings and experiences while at Living Faith Christian Fellowship so that others may make an informed decision about joining the church. While reading this blog, they will also be getting the church's viewpoint of myself and my husband, the truth is probably somewhere in the middle, though I do try to be true to the facts and fair to the Bullens. Experiences, especially ones as emotionally charged as leaving a cult, and also having your church called a cult over the years as your church repeatedly falls apart, are very subjective and very much open to the interpretation of the experiencer.
But it is my firm conviction, that there is nothing prohibiting me, providing I have my husband's consent, from telling the entire world exactly how I felt joining, being a part of, leaving, and healing after my cult experience at Living Faith Christian Fellowship. In fact, I feel strongly that it is my obligation to share my story so that others do not suffer the financial decimation, emotional breakdown, family breakdown, and spiritual destruction that occurs in such an abusive church. I will continue to encourage others to do the same as well. And thank you for such an interesting and thought provoking comment.