What to Give for a Four-Year Old's Birthday?

Today, Bondings 2.0 reached another milestone:  we are four years old!

Little did I imagine four years ago today when I typed “how to start a blog” into my Google search box that this forum would attract such a wonderfully diverse and energized readership.  The blog is read literally around the globe by Catholics, LGBT people, scholars, journalists, church leaders, parents, educators, activists, and so many others, too!

Each year on Bondings 2.0’s birthday, we ask our readers to consider supporting this otherwise free resource with a contribution.  And this year, you can, of course do that, by clicking here, filling out the online donation form, and writing “blog” in the form’s “Comments” box.  You will receive our deep gratitude.

However, an even better birthday present this year would be if you would help us to promote the blog among your friends and social media followers.

Blog followers receive an initial email asking them how frequently they want to hear about blog updates. Many folks enjoy receiving a daily reminder, while others want to hear from us less frequently. The choice is theirs. Following the blog is the best way to insure that you don’t miss any important news or insights.

If you know someone who would benefit from Bondings 2.0, simply add their names and email addresses in the box below. We’ll send them a one-time message inviting them to subscribe. We will not use their email addresses for any other purpose.

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Many of you already help in this regard by forwarding links to some of our posts to your electronic contacts, and we greatly appreciate this kind of support.  It builds up the blog’s greatest resource:  our readers.

So, thank you all for FOUR wonderful years.  We look forward to our continued conversations in the years to come, just as we look forward to the day when the Catholic Church and our greater world are places of full equality for LGBT people.

We are glad and proud to partner with all of you as we continue that journey towards full equality!

–Francis DeBernardo, New Ways Ministry

4 replies
  1. winterhavenlarry
    winterhavenlarry says:

    Thank you. Bondings 2.0 is part of my morning routine, right up there with morning prayer. Often, it gives me more to consider when I pray. There is so much in this world of which I am unaware. You must work very hard to find it, to digest it, to consider its relevance, and then to edit it all and make it interesting and readable. And to do it day after day! Thank you, New Ways Team.


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