I'm still figuring out what the rules mean. I'm not asking so I can know how far I can push the envelope; but rather I want to figure out what *not* to do, or what to stay away from if needed.
I understand specifics like language, violence, sensual content. But what about the overall content or theme of the story? I.e., what about a story that deals with or references (but doesn't celebrate) serious issues like abuse, drugs, alcohol, broken families?
It seems to me that escaping the reality that we live in a broken world is not always possible or practical. Even the Bible isn't fluffy.
But, on the other hand, offending or upsetting people is not the goal. "Let everything you say be good and helpful, so that your words will be an encouragement to those who hear them" seems applicable here too.
I'm hoping someone could shed some extra light on that for me.