Monday, August 20, 2012

protecting my family

Due to some very upsetting news, I'm thinking of setting this blog to private.
You can check on your blogs statistics to see where your traffic comes from. Since I never ever do this I forgot about that option. I was on here the other night and happened to look at it.
And I found that somehow our little family blog, that is meant for memories and goodness, is linked to a pornography website. Photos of me and my family.

It could be a mistake, who knows, but I checked again today and there have been 4 more "hits" or people that have been on that site, and then came to ours.

That is completely unacceptable.

I've set my blog to private before, only to put it back on public because I feel like this is just as much a memory keeper as it is a place for me to get to share what God is doing in mine and my family's life. I think "if it can be a witness to even one person, then it's my joy to do so."
But my goodness...at what cost?

Just the other night Kevin and I had a talk about not being so shallow-end of the pool. Not being so "PC" and staying where everyone else is staying...just talking about "la la la, this is what we did today, here's a picture of it". We live in the 21st century, and part of that is the internet and it's resources. As Kingdom people, we could totally utilize that as a tool to spread the truth in a world of lots and lots of lies.
But again...at what cost?
When you put something deeper and special to you out there and it gets perverted and twisted into something it was never meant to be? (I'm fairly certain it was photos from the birth)
Kind of feels like "yeah, that's what happens when you go to something of the world and expect God to move through it because you thought it was a good idea".

I kind of have this theory. That maybe you're really only supposed to cultivate relationships with the people you know in real life. Because it's real life. Otherwise you spend your time trying to so hard to make something work that really wasn't meant to work. And risking your family's privacy in the midst of it.

So for now....I'm just going to let it lie for a little bit and pray about it. I've deleted the birth post. I don't want to be back and forth, but the fact of the matter is that Yahweh is a Spirit, and He's speaking everyday, and sometimes a season calls for one response, and another season calls for another. So I'm doing my part to be obedient in this season.

4 comments:

{annie_loo} @ The Farrar Four said...

WHAT? Oh my word! People are so disgusting!

I'm with you on the cultivating frienships with those IN REAL LIFE, but at the same time I've met some really great people who are now my friends. LIKE YOU. So I'm on the fence constantly about this.

I thought your birth story was beautiful. I'm sorry some one so perverse could see it for anything but that.

If you do make it private, I hope I make it to the viewing list! Cause I love the Kiehns!

Tales of a young mamma said...

wow thats so so disturbing.

Leslie said...

I 100% don't blame you. I will NEVER have my blog public. It's sad that the birth, a huge milestone in your family, can't be a part of your family blog. Such a shame.

I would be LIVID about that other site!!

Jenna said...

Oh Jessica, I love your blog and you are always such an encouragement to me and my walk with the Lord as well as an encouragement to me as a mother! I am sorry about that other site, that is horrible!!!

Monday, August 20, 2012

protecting my family

Due to some very upsetting news, I'm thinking of setting this blog to private.
You can check on your blogs statistics to see where your traffic comes from. Since I never ever do this I forgot about that option. I was on here the other night and happened to look at it.
And I found that somehow our little family blog, that is meant for memories and goodness, is linked to a pornography website. Photos of me and my family.

It could be a mistake, who knows, but I checked again today and there have been 4 more "hits" or people that have been on that site, and then came to ours.

That is completely unacceptable.

I've set my blog to private before, only to put it back on public because I feel like this is just as much a memory keeper as it is a place for me to get to share what God is doing in mine and my family's life. I think "if it can be a witness to even one person, then it's my joy to do so."
But my goodness...at what cost?

Just the other night Kevin and I had a talk about not being so shallow-end of the pool. Not being so "PC" and staying where everyone else is staying...just talking about "la la la, this is what we did today, here's a picture of it". We live in the 21st century, and part of that is the internet and it's resources. As Kingdom people, we could totally utilize that as a tool to spread the truth in a world of lots and lots of lies.
But again...at what cost?
When you put something deeper and special to you out there and it gets perverted and twisted into something it was never meant to be? (I'm fairly certain it was photos from the birth)
Kind of feels like "yeah, that's what happens when you go to something of the world and expect God to move through it because you thought it was a good idea".

I kind of have this theory. That maybe you're really only supposed to cultivate relationships with the people you know in real life. Because it's real life. Otherwise you spend your time trying to so hard to make something work that really wasn't meant to work. And risking your family's privacy in the midst of it.

So for now....I'm just going to let it lie for a little bit and pray about it. I've deleted the birth post. I don't want to be back and forth, but the fact of the matter is that Yahweh is a Spirit, and He's speaking everyday, and sometimes a season calls for one response, and another season calls for another. So I'm doing my part to be obedient in this season.

4 comments:

{annie_loo} @ The Farrar Four said...

WHAT? Oh my word! People are so disgusting!

I'm with you on the cultivating frienships with those IN REAL LIFE, but at the same time I've met some really great people who are now my friends. LIKE YOU. So I'm on the fence constantly about this.

I thought your birth story was beautiful. I'm sorry some one so perverse could see it for anything but that.

If you do make it private, I hope I make it to the viewing list! Cause I love the Kiehns!

Tales of a young mamma said...

wow thats so so disturbing.

Leslie said...

I 100% don't blame you. I will NEVER have my blog public. It's sad that the birth, a huge milestone in your family, can't be a part of your family blog. Such a shame.

I would be LIVID about that other site!!

Jenna said...

Oh Jessica, I love your blog and you are always such an encouragement to me and my walk with the Lord as well as an encouragement to me as a mother! I am sorry about that other site, that is horrible!!!