Family Friday Links 6.30.17

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

Our friend, Sam Luce had a post a little while ago about pain and suffering. He says, "We are also guaranteed that suffering will be momentary and also meaningful." There is purpose behind what you are going through, it is for our good. This is a message I've needed to hear on a regular basis.

Scott Kedersha had a guest post on marriage. His guest writer Andy Savage wrote, "Before you drive your marriage off a cliff, do the one thing you should have done long ago – look at your dashboard." He goes on to list 5 "warning lights" to be aware of. This will help your marriage.

Jared found this post from the New York Times on teens and summer. It ends this way, "...  the sometimes unwelcome transformations that come with adolescence almost always signal that things are going just as they should." As parents we tend to freak out about a great many things we don't need to freak out about.

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

Family Friday Links 2.3.17

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

Paul Tripp had a great post on being a better friend. He said, "But no matter how many friends you have and how many moments you've shared, everyone reading this post shares one thing in common: we have never had, and have never been, a perfect friend." He goes on to list several ways to improve friendship. I'm sharing this because of  what we've written on the subject and thought this would be a good way to round things up.

Trevin Wax had a post on parenting. Trevin interviewed J.D. Greer about his parenting resource Ready to Launch: Jesus-Centered Parenting in a Child-Centered World" This is the kind of resource a church can use to help train parents on their God-given responsibility. I've (Pat) read the book and recommend it parents. This can be used in small group settings as well as for large groups.

Scott Kedersha had another great post on marriage. This time he writes on the number of marriage books out there. He says, "But, the best marriage book I’ve ever read can’t even touch the lessons I see in real life in other couples." This is yet another reason we need community. 

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