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I love this! “I Will Wait”

Two of my favorite people, Carolyn McCulley and Pastor Anyabwile, pointed me to this video years ago and it is still a favorite. I do SO urge you to watch it all the way to the end. It may not be your culture. Poetry reading may not be something you take part in often. Listen anyway. This is excellent.

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How to Keep Your Kids from Destroying Themselves with an iPhone

I wish I had included this link in my previous article: How to Keep Your Kids from Destroying Themselves with an iPhone And this one too (I’m not personally familiar with this organization, but a quick glance at their site indicates to me that it is worth checking out): G.R.A.C.E. – Godly Response to Abuse in the Christian Environment (HT: …

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I Do Not Have One Early Childhood Memory Apart from Pornography

Based on the number of clicks I received on my most recent post (“Three Things You Don’t Know About Your Children and Sex”), I’m not the only one who was helped by Anne Marie Miller’s excellent article. Were you also convicted like me? Yes. Yes. Just like when I am preparing to teach and Fred (lovingly) reviews my notes and …

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I Like You in Real Life But Not on the Internet

 

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If only we listened with the same passion we feel about being heard …

I heard this quote today and did a little research to learn more about the speaker: “If only we listened with the same passion we feel about being heard.” Dr. Shirley Turkle Much to think about there. Dr. Turkle  has a fascinating TED Talk here: Connected But Alone. This is worth 19 minutes of your time! And if  her insights …

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Top Ten Reasons Our Kids Leave The Church

This is an excellent article for every Christian in the church. I bet even Cap’n Dave would approve! And it gives me serious pause as to how much my parenting and care for my friends in the church is intentionally pushing back against this tide: Top Ten Reasons Our Kids Leave the Church (HT: Z)

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The Strange, Ensorcelling, Oft-Inaccurate World of Today’s Technology

I’m having a strange technology week. Some of it has to do with my weeks-old iPhone and my haltingly slow steps into the world of interacting with friends via texting. (Yes. I admit it. Texting really is quite convenient when you have to interact with people on time-sensitive matters. But do I really want to be that connected during my normal …

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Starving our Idols

One of the highlights of my summer is getting to participate in our church’s teen/young woman summer discussion course. Absolutely nothing is off limits in this class and the real teacher (I’m there more for color commentary) is leading us brilliantly into deep thinking about biblical manhood and womanhood, education/career/finances/debt, sexuality, suffrage, The Equal Rights Amendment … I could go on …

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One Indispensable Rule for Everything and Anything Online

Kevin DeYoung is right yet again: The One Indispensable Rule for Using Social Media (“Oh, be careful little fingers what you type …”)

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Why I pray now for my daughters’ future husbands re: p*rn

Incredibly sad. Sobering. A call to prayer and action! Teens and P*rn: Ten Stats You Need to Know

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