Family Friday Links 3.30.18

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Here's what we've been reading online lately:

All Pro Dad had a post on family leadership. It reads in part, "Effective leaders aren’t in it for themselves; they’re in it for the people and the mission." The post goes on to list leadership principles to keep in mind. Dads, this post will help you to dad better.

Children's Ministry Leader had a post on digital tools that will help your ministry. This post reminds us, "If you’re not using digital tools, you’re not keeping up with the people you serve." The post lists both paid and free tools that have to the potential to increase your productivity and communication ... which we could all use.

Club 31 Woman had a post about talking to daughters about sex and what not to do. This is an important topic for parents to consider. The list would work for both daughters as well as sons. It's a helpful post for parents.

What have you been reading online lately? Leave us a link in the comment section and we will check it out.

Family Friday Links 1.19.18

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Here's our weekly list of online must reads:

Dale Hudson had a post about ministry growth. He starts it out this way, "A new year of ministry has begun.  It will be filled with not only challenges, but also great opportunities to impact kids and families for Christ." He goes on to list 10 things that need to be considered by ministry leaders.

Scotty Smith wrote a prayer about spiritual parenting. He wrote, " Teaching at my alma mater this week, Westminster Seminary, Philly, has stirred my heart with gratitude for the spiritual parents, gospel-posse, and partners in the gospel who’ve helped me come alive to riches of the gospel and the wonders of your love." This prayer is a great reminder that we all have a spiritual heritage; not only to be thankful for, but also for the purpose of passing it on to someone else.

Rob Rienow had a post with audio on the subject of kids and tech. He says, "Tech is a huge part of our teens’ lives and it needs to be a huge part of our parenting." Technology isn't going away and as parents we need help our kids use it responsibly.

What have you been reading online lately and benefiting from? Leave us a link in the comment section to check out.


Family Friday Links 4.28.17

Here's what we've been reading online this week:

Craig Julia had a leadership post entitled "The 3 People Every Leader Needs In Their Life". He laments, "An isolated leader is an unhealthy one." He then goes on to list 3 relationships that help protect the heath of any leader.

The site Her View From Home had a post about questions to ask your kids about their day. It lists 50 questions that are better than, "How was your day?" Parents, these are conversation starters that will get your kids talking and get to what's going on in their hearts.

My (Pat's) friend Justin Dean had a great post on using technology wisely. While the post is aimed at parenting and kids use of tech, I think every member of the family wound benefit by these principles. He writes, "But if we want to raise virtuous kids, who have the ability for substantive sustained thought, we must not hamstring them by hijacking their brains with a constant flow of entertaining images for hours a day."

What have you been benefitting from online lately? Leave us a link in the comment section and we will check it out.

Family Friday Links 3.3.17

Here's what we've been encouraged by online this week:

Craig Jutila had a post back in August last year (that I just came across) on "screen-time". He says, "Screen time can become an addiction if not regulated ... To be offline for a few minutes risks becoming invisible, irrelevant or worse, forgotten." While this is the fear, the reality is that taking a break from the screen is needed. He goes on in the post to list 3 helpful reasons why. We could all use these wise words.

Trillia Newbell had a post on For the Church on marriage. She wrote, "Marriage was an exercise of great faith, forgiveness, forbearance, and active love." Because of both our sin and baggage we bring hurt and heartache to marriage. Which is why we need the gospel.

The Crossway blog had a post by R. Kent Hughes on disciplines of a godly pastor. This list is worth the time of every pastor, regardless of particular position. This is a needed post for us all.

What have been benefitting from online lately. Leave us a link in the comment section for us to check out.