A La Carte (3.27.14)

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Great articles for you from around the web this week!

Equipping the Generations: How Pornography Works: “We have long known that sin takes hostages. We now know another dimension of how this particular sin hijacks the male brain. Knowledge, as they say, is power.”

Why Teens Compulsively Use Social Media: To be Known and Loved: “Social media provides the context of a false sense of this intimacy because teens can still hide behind the virtual barrier called the computer screen. They take small risks in publicizing the nitty gritty, in hopes of being accepted and loved without rejection, but they continually fail to find satisfaction and intimate relationship. What many teens seek to find through social media—the desire to be known and loved—is met by the sovereign knowledge and love of God in the gospel.”

Five Things We Teach Our Kids When We Don’t Know They’re Watching:  “Kids have minds like gloriously uncluttered steel traps.  If she remembers some completely inconsequential thing that her daddy told her four years ago, before she even started kindergarten, how much more does she remember about the important stuff she’s seen and heard?”

A Young Mom’s Feast: “No one told me that when I had a baby that not only would I not have time to read my bible, but I wouldn’t have time to eat either. No one told me that.”

Dating in Marriage is a Necessity: “It is good for their heart and yours. It helps make for a healthy marriage.”

Can Christian Theology Save the Family: kind of long, but excellent

Five Minute Fire Drill: This sounds like a fun/helpful thing for families to do! Helps keep the house clean–and a good reminder to keep the soul clean too.

Pointing to Disaster – The Flawed Moral Vision of World Vision [Updated]: “The shift announced yesterday by World Vision points to disaster. We can only pray that there is yet time for World Vision to rethink this matter, correct their course, stand without compromise on the authority of Scripture, and point the way for evangelical Christians to follow once again.”

Twin Toddlers Use Adorable Strength and Creativity to Pull Cribs Together from Across the Room: If only sibling love stayed this strong as kids get older

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