The Status of Learning Domestic Discipline

Dear LDD readers,

We at Learning Domestic Discipline take tremendous pride in delivering the best domestic discipline content and information found anywhere in the world.  The standards of quality and excellence we have for LDD are extremely high, and always will be.  You, our readers, deserve nothing less than the absolute best and we have always intended to deliver that.

Unfortunately, due to recent events and complications in our personal lives, we have been unable to meet those standards of quality and excellence.  We have let you, and ourselves, down.  Needless to say, this is completely unacceptable to us.

On June 1st, we returned to Learning Domestic Discipline after several months of health complications.  There’s no other way to put it — we rushed our return.  That is evident in the way LDD has been operating since June 1st.  After seeing the problems that came from our rushed decision, we attempted to supplement things by hiring a few wonderful people to help.  While our staff has done, and will continue to do a great job, we understand things “just aren’t the same” at LDD.  Since returning, LDD has been a shell of itself and, once again, this is unacceptable to us and never what we wanted.

After our return on June 1st, we received an official diagnosis on Chelsea’s condition.  The doctors were able to run a more extensive series of tests that they did not feel comfortable doing during our pregnancy.  The results of those tests showed something far worse than expected, and far worse than what was originally diagnosed.  As a result, Chelsea started a very aggressive treatment regimen last week.  It has taken, and will continue to take, a tremendous toll on her, our family, and LDD.

Over the past two months we have put a lot of thought into how to proceed with LDD.  Given Chelsea’s current condition, and given the poor quality and execution of LDD over that time, we’ve made the exceptionally difficult decision to temporarily step away from LDD operations.  You deserve our absolute best efforts, and right now we are simply unable to deliver them.  Regardless of how you may feel about our decision, LDD will always be secondary to our family.

Throughout this difficult time in our lives we’ve received an overwhelming amount of support from our friends, family, and the domestic discipline community.  We’re thankful for that.  However, we have also received hostility and negativity in many forms, including compromising of our personal information, and betrayal from people we considered to be dear friends of ours. That betrayal has come in many forms, including physical threats to our family (as a result of personal information being given out) and individuals creating multiple aliases in an attempt to spread misinformation about us, and LDD. This type of betrayal was very unexpected and made us contemplate whether or not running LDD was worth it.  We love the vast majority of the community of supporters, but the backlash from some since Chelsea fell ill has been swift, unexpected, surprising, and very hurtful. The saying “you find out who your true friends are when things become difficult” has never rang more true. Nevertheless, despite the efforts of a few people who chose not to support us during this time, we won’t let that impact the tremendous amount of love, respect, appreciation and gratitude that we have for the domestic discipline community.

After some reflection and soul searching we’ve determined that running LDD is worth everything.  It’s what we want to do and what we’re passionate about.  However, we feel it isn’t worth it right now and thus our current feelings have contributed to our decision to step away for a while.

We, and all entities of LDD, will resume operations on Tuesday, September 8th, 2015.  This return date is a meticulously calculated one, and one in which we’re confident we’ll be able to deliver the same standards of quality and excellence that you have come to expect from us and LDD.  This date is one that we have spent a tremendous amount of time discussing, developing, and deciding on, and we’re looking forward to returning at that time.

It is our promise to you that Learning Domestic Discipline will return bigger and better than ever before.  We’re committed and dedicated to you, LDD, and the entire domestic discipline community.  We’ll make things right again.

Thank you.  We’ll see you on September 8th.  God bless.

— Clint & Chelsea

Note: During our absence if you have any questions you may use the contact form at the top of this page. Please understand that any questions that are marked as “for Clint and Chelsea” using that form will not be answered until we return. We will not be checking the inbox while we are gone but will have a small team of people able to answer any general questions you might have.