Would you kindly consider and follow our policy on making comments? Our desire is to speak and write with love and respect, and hope you will return the favor.
- You may disagree. However, when you differ, ask yourself, “Will this sound loving and respectful?” We have to remind ourselves of this when upset by something.
- Please do not discredit yourself. We want to hear your heart and hurts, but not your hate and haughtiness. Why be an unloving and disrespectful writer when describing a spouse’s failure to be loving and respectful? That’s the pot calling the kettle black, and you will discredit yourself. Readers will roll their eyes and skip over your comments. We don’t want this for you. We want you to be understood, liked and persuasive.
- We reserve the right to delete your comments. As well-known blogger, Michael Hyatt, has said: “This is my blog. I don’t have an obligation to publish your comments. The First Amendment gives you the right to express your opinions on your blog not mine. Specifically, I will delete your comments if you post something that is, in my sole opinion, (a) snarky; (b) off-topic; (c) libelous, defamatory, abusive, harassing, threatening, profane, pornographic, offensive, false, misleading, or which otherwise violates or encourages others to violate my sense of decorum and civility or any law, including intellectual property laws; or (d) “spam,” i.e., an attempt to advertise, solicit, or otherwise promote goods and services. You may, however, post a link to your site or your most recent blog post.” This statement pretty much captures the worst-case scenario.
- You legally own your written words. We are not liable for your comments. By expressing your opinion, you release Love and Respect from any and all liability that may result from your postings.
- You legally license us to post your remarks. This license is worldwide, irrevocable, non-exclusive, and royalty-free. You give Love and Respect the right to store, use, transmit, display, publish, reproduce, and distribute your comments in any format including, but not limited to, a blog post, a book, a video, or presentation.
Thanks for understanding. But more importantly, these rules are written to prevent others from mistreating you. We have your back!