“Tumblr friends, please keep in mind that most of us here are 15 to 20 years old. Even if you’re 25 and married, you’re still a kid. That’s how the news would describe you if you ended up there. I’ve barely just turned 30 and my mom still thinks I’m a baby. That’s the straight-up truth; let’s not deny that.
So if you’re asking for Life-Altering Advice or seeking the Answers to the Universe through an Ask Box, please consider that even the wisest-sounding person on Tumblr doesn’t know everything. Most of us have hardly been through much of anything.
I would actually propose that most “advice” here is just flowery, modified, spur-of-the-moment, this-is-what-I-would-do fluff that the blogger hardly even follows, and would not work in the gritty reality of an upside-down life. Most bloggers here don’t care about your well-being, but care about getting reblogs and followers and a fanclub.”
I’ve been wanting to write this exact post for some time now, but didn’t want to come off as a jerk (not that JS Park did).
It’s so sad to see people hinge on the advice of 15-20somethings that have little to no pastoral training or experience. What’s worse is that very few answers I’ve seen point people back to a community/church. So when people are given advice to follow God better/pray more/ask for forgiveness/etc., it’s very rarely ever done in the context of community and support. And that’s why some people fail spiritually - because of a weak connection to the Body of Christ.