Bookmarks, Mar 25

It has been almost a month since my last Bookmarks post. I wasn’t sure many people read them, but have had a few questions on where they had gone to. A little sickness and a vacation got me behind – but here we go again. This week we’re a little all over the board.

How Should Christians Comment Online?

By Jon Bloom from Desiring God

I like his suggestion that we should comments on how and when Christians should comment.

Reading people’s comments online is an interesting and sometimes troubling study in human nature. And reading comments by professing Christians on Christian sites (as well as other sites) can be a discouraging study in applied theology.


 

You Don’t Need a Date Night

By Tim Challies

This is one from Challies that I both agree with and disagree with. I agree from the point that you don’t need a weekly “big deal – get the babysitter – go out to a fancy dinner” date. Where I guess I disagree is that while, yes, marriage is made up of all the little moments – I believe that intentional time together is important.

I know what these well-meaning authors mean to accomplish. I know what they are saying and I know why they say it. But I don’t buy it. I don’t buy the necessity of it. I don’t think you need a date night.


 

A Date Night Fool’s Gold

By J.A. Medders

A great followup to the Challies article.

The prescription for a weekly date night doesn’t come from bad intentions. Every man should date his wife. Every wife should date her husband.


 

5 Simple Ways to Counteract Fear of Current Events

By Heidi Strawser

Heidi’s article is a little older. I first read it after the Paris attacks in November, but felt given the current political anxiety felt by people on both sides of the spectrum – it seemed fitting.

When I think back on my own childhood, I don’t really remember being scared of anything more than the dark.


 

So what’d you read this week?


Thoughts

#Marriage
  • Thanks for bringing back my article, Jonathan! It does seem timely to reshare it in light of the events from this past week. I appreciate the shout out!