A La Carte (10.31.13)

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It’s Halloween, or Reformation Day, depending on what your particular bent is. Here are some links from around the internet that you might find helpful in the life of your family.

Halloween Roundup: a variety of links to different perspectives/articles about Halloween-related things and how we as Christians should think of it

18 Things I Won’t Regret Doing With My Children: a great list

18 Things I Won’t Regret Doing With My Wife: another great list

Toward a Biblical Approach to Dating: “In dating, theology informs our conduct, intentions, boundaries, relationships, and the manner in which we go about expressing them. If you are dating someone, no matter the level of formality or intimacy, there are helpful biblical truths that God has provided for your encouragement, discipline, and faithfulness. He has not left you to crude speculation (libertarian) or crass rigidity (purist).”

Real Men: another good piece from our very own (now in VA) Hannah Anderson…”So in all this talk of “real” men, let’s remember that a “real” man is not defined by his physical prowess or a set of cultural expectations. A “real” man is a man who sacrifices to serve those around him. Whether that means as a husband or father or uncle or brother. Whether that happens in the kitchen, the classroom, or on the factory floor. Real men are not defined by their contexts but by their character.”

The Safe Place for our Kids’ Shameful Questions: “One of the facts I’ve learned since writing a book on pornography, and since having the opportunity to write articles for various sites and publications, is that children today are taking their innocent questions to Google and, all too often, receiving decidedly non-innocent answers.”

Parents, Require Obedience of Your Children: “I am writing this to plead with Christian parents to require obedience of their children. I am moved to write this by watching young children pay no attention to their parents’ requests, with no consequences. Parents tell a child two or three times to sit or stop and come or go, and after the third disobedience, they laughingly bribe the child. This may or may not get the behavior desired.”

Photo Diary of a Husband’s Perspective of His Wife’s Cancer: wow

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