Kellie Haddock

Coming Clean

Kellie Haddock
Coming Clean

My song ‘Coming Clean’ is about confession, repentance, acceptance and forgiveness. I wrote it in response to wrestling with the importance of admitting wrong and offering forgiveness.

This is something so simple yet so hard to do in the moment when all you want to do is dig in your heals and feel justified. Particularly in marriage, no matter how I could hurt Ted or how he could offend me, we always need to be a safe place for each other. We are growing in the art of finding our way together with unconditional love and grace for one another. The wrongs we’ll do to each other are inevitable. Will the grace we offer each other be sufficient to cover them? This is my desire. This is why this song inspires me and I hope it frees you to love more extravagantly too.

When we hold on to things they begin to fester and can get our hearts infected. No matter how hard we try to cover it up or stuff it down, numb it or burry it - eventually the symptoms just can’t be ignored. There is healing in confession and repentance. There is freedom in admitting wrong. There is beauty in experiencing forgiveness. No one is perfect, it’s liberating to acknowledge that up front, lay down our arms and leave judgment at the door. I want to be a place where people feel safe, where others are free to be themselves and come as they are.