A La Carte (10.23.12)

This week’s menu of links:

Early Infant Loss: good thoughts on this podcast about believers’ experience of early infant loss–both for those who experience it and those who are hoping to care for those who do. 

Dear Moms, Jesus Wants You to Chill Out: While many mothers are tempted to add to their “job description,” this article reminds us that a mom’s simplest and most essential responsibilities are to: love God, love your husband, and love your kids.

Resisting Facebook is Harder than Resisting Sex: Food for thought for those of us who use social media–or have kids who do. “The reason that cigarettes, alcohol and even drugs can be less addictive than using social media says Hoffman, is because these things usually cost money, and resisting these particular vices is sometimes due to financial circumstances rather than will power.”

Bullied Teen Leaves Behind Chilling Video: While many of our kids might not be victims or perpetrators of such intense experiences of bullying, stories like this should remind us of the need to stand up for the defenseless and care for the hurting.

Of Babies and Beans: A Frightening Denial of Human Dignity: VP candidate Paul Ryan’s comments about his unborn child being like a “bean” gave rise to some clear expressions of one writer’s stunning denial of the dignity of human life.

A New Catechism: You might consider utilizing this new catechism as a means of equipping yourself or your children with biblical answers for important questions–a great way to internalize the faith.

Clown Car: Finally, if God somehow blesses you with 19 children, never ever try to fit them all in one car like this lady did!

That’s One Fast Stroller! Check this out:

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