Yes& House Rules:
We weren’t called to judge, condemn, convict, change, or save anyone, we were only asked to love. Jesus said, “the world will know you are my disciples by the way you love.” His Kingdom is an upside down kingdom, just read the Beatitudes. Our job is to come alongside people in this world and leak the love we’re filled with on everything (and everyone) we touch and encounter. And then, when people ask for a reason for the joy and hope we’re filled with, we share Jesus’ love. It’s really that simple!
*Honestly, we wish we could stop here because if love was the guidepost for our lives then we wouldn’t need other rules, but we are human and sometimes we need some gentle reminders, so here's a couple more:
Remember our mother’s saying, ‘if you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything at all?’ So much of the way we love others is dependent on the words we let come out of our mouths (or onto a screen). Sometimes the greatest act of love is keeping our words to ourselves. We want to foster a sense of sacredness, connection, and community at Yes&, but that will not come at the expense of others. You can disagree with authors, theology, or actions, but this is not a place to debate, slander, or hate. Rude, negative, argumentative, and hateful comments will be deleted. See Rule#1.
OUT OF IDENTITY
Our commitment at Yes& is to feature authors that write out of their solid identities. We want to give a space to women who have done the hard work of working through their shit and finding freedom and have an anointing to help other women find freedom as well. In this pin it-post it-like it-tag it-tweet snap-it world, it doesn’t take much to find social media content that is shared out of a longing for identity, a desire to be liked, or a need for love. How different would this world be if our interactions in our physical and digital worlds was filtered through us already feeling loved, liked, and known? We can’t give away what we don’t have. The world desperately needs strong beautiful, brave, and authentic women who know who they are (and whose they are) and who carry themselves with a posture of love. Again, see Rule#1.