Five @ Free Flow Friday!

Can I get a Halle – LUUUU – jah?????

It’s Friday! Unknown

Oh my, how I heart me some Fridays.

As I mentioned yesterday, I am beginning a new series on the family this Sunday. To give you a runnin’ head start, here are some interesting and helpful articles on various family-related issues.

Happy Friday!


#1. Ten Ways to Pray for Your Teen from iMom 

Even if you’ve never been the type to pray consistently, being the mom of a teenager will take you there! The challenges and risks surrounding your children at this age are great, and the help of a loving Heavenly Father can calm anxious parents and guide adolescents. We also have a more detailed version of these, with scripture references to guide you. If you don’t have teenagers yet, here is our 10 Ways to Pray for Your Child printable instead!


#2. Seven Tips for a Happy Christian Marriage by Brian G. Najapfour

If God blesses your home with children, train them according to His way. The rearing of your children is a joy, but also a responsibility. Take time to read and explain God’s will for your children. Take your children to church with you. Teach your children the songs of the church, songs they will continue to carry with them throughout life. When possible, do all in your power to provide your children with a Christian education. To do so may require your family to change its lifestyle, but in the end God will bless your family.”


#3. What’s Missing in Our Conversations about Marriage Decline by Joel J. Miller

None of that is false, so far as it goes. But when you take that understanding of marriage and place it within the context of a self-indulgent culture like ours what you create are marriages between two people looking to get the most out of the relationship for themselves.”


#4. God, the Gospel, and the Gay Challenge – A Response to Matthew Vines by Al Mohler

Evangelical Christians in the United States now face an inevitable moment of decision. While Christians in other movements and in other nations face similar questions, the question of homosexuality now presents evangelicals in the United States with a decision that cannot be avoided. Within a very short time, we will know where everyone stands on this question. There will be no place to hide, and there will be no way to remain silent. To be silent will answer the question.

The question is whether evangelicals will remain true to the teachings of Scripture and the unbroken teaching of the Christian church for over two thousand years on the morality of same-sex acts and the institution of marriage.”

Download a free Ebook related to this very issue here.


#5. Trying Not to be Late on Easter Sunday by Jon Acuff

But on Easter Sunday, my “gotta get to church on time” internal sensor goes to terror level red. And yesterday my somewhat silent anxiety about arriving on time was even higher than usual because we just moved. Yesterday was the first time we’ve ever driven to church from our new house. We don’t know the roads or the shortcuts or the most efficient routes. We didn’t even pre-game the drive or do a dry run the night before.

Although you might not share this same sense of anxiety I have, I promise there are at least 6 things that tend to conspire against us when it comes to getting to church on time on Easter:”


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