Confessional Rules

The Our Family Life Confessional is managed by real, live people, and therefore, there may be a delay in seeing your confession show up on the site. (We do like to sleep… once in a while!)

Have you given it some time and you’re still not seeing your confession? There are several reasons that could be:

1. It doesn’t qualify as a confession. A confession is defined as: “An admission or acknowledgment that one has done something that one is ashamed or embarrassed about.”

2. It’s one of the following: A reaction, a question or poll; A statement or mundane observation; A threat or confession directed towards a particular person; Something that’s worrisome or overly cruel. A confession also won’t be approved if it’s broken into several parts or is written with lots of abbreviations or text language. That’s just plain annoying.

3. Unfortunate timing. The Confessional serves two purposes: 1. To liberate the confessor and 2. To entertain the reader. If there are 15 confessions in a row relating to the same exact thing (yes, sometimes that happens,) they may not all be approved. This is nothing personal, as every confession is 100% anonymous. We apologize if this is a cause of frustration, but it’s a necessary step to keep the space running well.