ACFJ Information Post: Why We don’t Always Publish Links or Resources Our Readers Suggest
UPDATE Sept 2021: I have come to believe that Jeff Crippen does not practise what he preaches. He vilely persecuted an abuse victim and spiritually abused many other people in the Tillamook congregation. Go here to read the evidence. Jeff has not gone to the people that he spiritually and emotionally abused. He has not apologised to them, let alone asked for their forgiveness.
With some frequency many of you, our readers, include links or books titles or other resources that you have found to be helpful to you. These suggestions are appreciated in that we know you are trying to share with everyone the things that have aided you in your journey out of abuse.
Often however we edit out those suggested resources from your comments before publishing the comment, and we want to let you know why we do this. First, some of them are resources that we cannot endorse and which we either do not find helpful or which actually are harmful. It takes time for all of us to come into the light regarding abuse and we are sure that most of you can think of a book or a speaker who you once thought very helpful but which you would never recommend now. Second, we hesitate to recommend any resource someone suggests that we are not familiar with. Sometimes we have the time to go check out the resource if it is a web link, but often we do not have that time.
When we have edited out someone’s recommendation, we normally have tried to email them to explain why we did so, but we are finding that it is increasingly difficult to find the time to do this. Thus this informational post.
We don’t want to discourage anyone from making recommendations in their comments, but please realize that sometimes those links are going to be edited out of the comment for the reasons stated here.
An alternative to making recommendations in comments is to email the recommendation to Barbara Roberts <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
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