Glennon Doyle Melton is a Christian author known for her popular blog Momastery, her Oprah-approved book Love Warrior, and now, her relationship with soccer star Abby Wambach. Doyle announced the new relationship on Facebook and Instagram this week, and her lengthy and heart warming post can be summed up by its unofficial title, "Love Wins."
] How are we supposed to FEEL about this? My loves, here is the good news: You are allowed to think and feel WHATEVER YOU NEED OR WANT TO FEEL! Come close--because I need to explain this part well: It has been my job for so long as a leader in this community to care deeply about what you think and feel about me and the way I live my life. I have cared so much, for so long. It has been a great honor. Now we are entering a new time which calls for a different type of leadership. And now it is my job as a leader not to concern myself too deeply about what you think and feel about me- about the way I live my life. That is what I want to model now, because that is what I want for YOU: I want you to grow so comfortable in your own being, your own skin, your own knowing - that you become more interested in your own joy and freedom and integrity than in what others think about you. I want you to refuse to betray yourself. Not just for you. For ALL OF US. Because what the world needs -- in order to grow, in order to relax, in order to find peace, in order to become brave -- is to watch one woman at a time live her truth without asking for permission or offering explanation. The most revolutionary thing a woman can do is not explain herself. What I need you to know- and what I know you need to know- is that I am deeply, finally, FINE. Fine through my bones and soul and mind and just every fiber of me. You have the room to feel and react with your truth….because I am so unshakably certain inside of mine. I have officially become a woman who knows who she is and refuses to betray herself. So anyway. What I’m trying to say is. PRECIOUS WORLD: I LOVE ABBY. Love Wins. G
Doyle Melton, who expected a bit of backlash from her community regarding her new relationship, instead was met with support and praise. But that's not what's on her mind right now. She is more concerned with The Washington Post's story which dubbed her a "mom blogger." Doyle Melton and her followers aren't too keen on this sexist title.
If a man wrote a #1 NYT bestseller and ran a non profit that's raised $5 million - would media call him a daddy blogger?Asking for friend.
— Glennon Doyle Melton (@Momastery) November 15, 2016
— Marisa Kabas (@MarisaKabas) November 15, 2016
— ☁️ Elena Rossini ☁️ (@_elena) November 15, 2016
In response to the "mommy blogger" comments, let's not forget the most quotable part of Doyle Melton's post: "the most revolutionary thing a woman can do is not explain herself."