Marriage, parenting, homeschooling and faith…that kind of sums up the bulk of my online reading typically. Throw in some politics for good measure. What have you been reading?
I would love to hear what you think, and see what you’ve had open on your desktop this week.
Here’s what I’ve been reading:
Holiday Etiquette for Gracious Kids … at Dawn Klinge She starts this helpful post with these true words, “Christmas is a time of year that has an abundance of teachable moments for parents to guide their kids towards graciousness.” The thing about manners is that they don’t just happen, parents have to talk about expectations, model them, and give lots of positive feedback.
Christmas Art for Kids … at Table Life Blog If you’re looking for an art project to do with your kids over the holidays, check this one out. It’s one I’ll bet you’ll save for years. Really beautiful result, and not difficult!
Marriage is Hard Because Sin is Easy … at She Disciples This lovely piece is a response to an article written by a young wife who says, “Marriage is not hard. Sin is hard.” (God bless the sweet young thing, she’s been married all of 10 months). The article kindly and wisely instructs and encourages, teaches and comes alongside. Whether you are newly married or have been married for decades, you will find a blessing here.
There’s a Monogamy ‘Spectrum’ Now? … at National Review I’m in agreement with the author who began, “I’m so unsophisticated that I thought monogamy was a bit like pregnancy. You are or you aren’t.” And later goes on to write this truth, “The fundamental lie of the sexual revolution is that you are your sexual desires, and that asking you to deny yourself is the same thing as asking a person to forsake their core identity.”
The Earth and the Babies … at Regie’s Blog “There are two political issues that keep left and right fighting. They help keep the national divide deep and wide…Those two issues are: abortion and climate change. These are issues that polarize people in ways they actually shouldn’t.” See if you agree with him…it’s an interesting read.
Five Things I Learned From a Gay Man … at Monica Boyer A Midwestern, conservative Christian mom meets with a flamboyant West Coast gay man and writes about lessons learned about politics, the media and the church.
Homeschoolers: Why Grade Levels Do Matter … at The Hmmm…Schooling Mom For some homeschool families, this can be a real issue. She addresses it with tact and a lot of wisdom, I think. And she reminds parents to balance their valid desire to not pigeon-hole their child, with not setting kids up to look stupid when they’re asked a simple question.
The Six Most Powerful Things You Can Say to Someone … at Lifevesting I teach a ladies class at my church, and I’m in between books right now. I have been finding some articles online that have turned into great lessons. This was one of them that led to some great discussion.
I’d love to know what you’ve been reading lately.
*A brief disclaimer…I found these particular articles read-worthy. That doesn’t mean that I concur with or advocate everything on the site on which individual posts appear.