Family Friday Links 7.28.17

Here's what we've found helpful online this week:

Joe Gibbes writing for the Gospel Coalition wrote a great article titled, Relax, Frustrated Parent. You Are in Christ. Gibbes writes, "Paul is saying you and I are so thoroughly bound to Christ that our sinful selves died in his death, and we live in freedom through his resurrection. We are so united to Christ by faith that when God the Father looks at you, he sees God the Son. He sees the miracles, he sees the messianic generosity and kindness, he sees the perfect obedience and manifest wisdom, he sees the cross and the empty tomb."

I came across an interesting article in my Facebook feed this week. It was called, 8 Things Kids Need to Do By Themselves Before They’re 13As we are discipling our children to leave the nest I thought that this article had some things to consider. Amy Carney writes, "If so, then lets work on backing off in areas where our teens can stand on their own two feet. I know they’re our babies and it feels good to hover over them once in awhile, but in all seriousness, it’s up to us to raise them to be capable people." What are some of the chores you are delegating to your kids? 

Jennifer Phillips wrote a blog post talking about, When Your Kids Won’t Bow to Your Idols. I really needed to read this post. Jennifer writes, "In Paul Tripp’s book Parenting he says, “We’re often mad at our children, not because they’ve broken God’s law, but because they have gotten in the way of the laws of our peace and comfort.” 

What have you been reading online lately? Has it been helpful or encouraging? Leave us a link in the comment section to check out.