From C.S. Lewis:
“Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.”
This article from a website for Christian business leaders has good straightforward marriage advice: How to Become Your Spouse’s Best Friend . An excerpt:
“Unfortunately, we live in a culture that is very me-centered. Gail and I often talk to people who are frustrated with their spouses. Most of this stems from the fact that they are not getting what they think they need or what they think they should be getting. I am not saying that it is wrong to give voice to your needs. I am saying that it is often an ineffective way to get them met, unless you first sow the seeds of giving and servanthood.”
What’s Wrong With the Teenage Mind? Nothing, really, but our culture’s trend of delaying mature responsibility handicaps teens. How? Treating young adults as children with only academic responsibilities leaves their learned ability to control themselves and evaluate risks underdeveloped just as their emotions and motivations surge. Adult responsibilities prepare kids for adult privileges. Without the “apprenticeship in adulthood” their brains are ill-equipped to handle the expanded freedoms and desire for reward that come with adolescence. This Wall Street Journal article does a great job explaining the intersecting neurochemical structures behind those facts. A favorite line:
“For most of our history, children have started their internships when they were seven, not 27.”
Turns out Calvin’s dad was right all along:
From John Owen:
“If we are not actively engaged in war with our sin then we are at peace with it.”
And finally this tidbit from Sally Thomas, summarizing some less-discussed HHS mandate issues in three perfect paragraphs: Thoughts on the HHS Contraceptive Mandate.
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