Book Reviews, Marriage and Family

Real Marriage: Part 1, Chapter 2 – Friends with Benefits

I am on to chapter 2 of Mark Driscoll's Real Marriage: The Truth About Sex, Friendship & Life Together. Sorry it took me so long to get the second chapter out, but I have had a few other things going on that have kept me busy. This second chapter develops the idea of marriage beginning… Continue reading Real Marriage: Part 1, Chapter 2 – Friends with Benefits

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Book Reviews, Marriage and Family, Reading

Real Marriage: Part 1, Chapter 1 – New Marriage, Same Spouse

Mark Driscoll can be an arrogant chauvinist. He has admitted that freely, so I don't think I am revealing anything he has not addressed himself. When I finally went ahead and downloaded the controversial book Real Marriage, which he wrote with his wife Grace, it was not with the best of intentions. In fact, it… Continue reading Real Marriage: Part 1, Chapter 1 – New Marriage, Same Spouse

Church, Marriage and Family

Where Have I Been?

As the news media has told you repeatedly, we had a pretty nasty snow storm on Sunday. It is the first time it has snowed in October in my memory, and it was pretty awful. At the low point on Sunday morning, nearly 87% of Public Service of New Hampshire customers were out of power.… Continue reading Where Have I Been?

Marriage and Family, Social Media

An Open Letter to Teens on Social Networking

This came up on Zite during my reading this morning (Zite is an iPad app that aggregates blogs and news feeds based on your interests), and I thought it was worth sharing. I read it on Social Media Today where it was reposted by Joellyn Sargent, but the actual letter appeared on her site Fresh… Continue reading An Open Letter to Teens on Social Networking

Book Reviews, Marriage and Family

REVIEW – Out of a Far Country

I am a harsh critic of Christian books. I don't like books designed to give warm fuzzies and a false sense of security to a bloated and yet anemic market of Christians clammering for mediocre works that don't focus on Jesus Christ and his revolutionary Way. I don't like most Christian books, Sam-I-Am! That being… Continue reading REVIEW – Out of a Far Country

Ancient History, Marriage and Family, Things We Shouldn't Discuss

Valentine’s Day Is Here

February 14 is the Festival of St. Valentine. Unfortunately, there are no fewer than fourteen guys named Valentine on the Roman Catholic tally of saints, so no one is completely sure which one is being memorialized. It might be that the day is reserved for all of them - sort of like Veterans' Day, I… Continue reading Valentine’s Day Is Here

Doesn't Fit in a Category, Marriage and Family, Videos

Dating Christian Chicks and Such…

On this fine gentleman's website, he humbly reports: Pure Attraction is the authority on dating and attraction for the modern Christian man. Now, I have a lot of issues with this statement, as well as his introductory video where he informs his audience, "You won't hear this from a pastor or a youth pastor." First… Continue reading Dating Christian Chicks and Such…