When I started writing about the idea of “show your real” it was just some messy pictures of my house, and attempts to share some honest snippets of what motherhood looks like for me. But the more I started thinking about it, the more the concept of authenticity, of lowered barriers, of communities built around being real with one another began to resonate with me, and grow within my heart. It stopped being a fun feature I wanted to occasionally include, and started feeling like part of what my mission should be for this space I call Bowdenisms... So much of blogging is self centered. Look at me. Listen to me. Praise me. But when done right- it can become a forum to connect the opposite way. To minister into people's lives. To open a door and let love and wisdom pour out...The goal of Show Your Real is to encourage people to expose the reality of our lives- good or bad- and to foster a sense of community that goes beyond the often surface-y interactions of social media.
Check out all full guest post series, or all the Show Your Real related posts.
But it's so much bigger than one series or one blog. I'd love to have all of you join in!
Write, caption, comment, link, and hashtag to spread the #showyourreal love.
(And if you would like to contribute to the series here, please email me: firstname.lastname@example.org).