Anonymity seemed to be the answer a year ago. I was compelled to share the hope my marriage had received regarding sexual intimacy stumbling blocks, but I wasn’t sure where it would ultimately lead. Anonymity would allow me to wander while writing about Christian marital sexual intimacy.
As I found my niche and voice (Hello, low-libido sisterhood!), several things came together that made me realize transparency was needed more than ever.
The first is the opportunity to have a voice in my real-life community for Christian Marital Sexual Intimacy through Wilmington Faith and Values (www.wilmingtonfavs.com). So you may see me link over to them. I want to serve marriages in my community in a relational way.
The second is to truly live out being radically real. I want to be a part of the Christian Sexspiracy: A conspiracy to be more open about sexual intimacy. Low libido ladies have a hard time wrapping their minds around the fact that sexual intimacy is large factor in the ‘happiness quotient’ of most marriages.
I want to be a part of the revolutionary pattern that helps marriages by acknowledging that things are imperfect with humans, but with divine power, things can be made new. I can do this better with total transparency.
The third is Fear Not. This decision has been months in the making. Over and over again, verses came into my view with this resounding theme. Fear Not.
Fear Not that you are revealing the face to go along with your weaknesses. Because through weakness, God’s strength is shown……
As year 2 of OysterBed7 commences, I hope you like the fresh look of the blog.
I adore the Pearl pseudonym. But, my real name is Bonny Logsdon Burns from Wilmington, NC. Gone from the side bar is the back of my head, replaced with our smiles to greet you.
My husband, Dave, whole heartedly supports this blog and was prayerful with me in regards to the decision to come out of my shell. He will continue to be Mr. Muscle in my posts. Not much else about OysterBed7 is going to change.
(Note to self: Fear Not.)