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Family Friday Links 5.8.15

Pat AldridgeComment

Here's what we've been reading online lately:

Family Matters had a post to encourage parents entitled "The Things I Did Right". It reads, " I decided to make note of the things I did right as a stepmom, rather than linger over the things I’ve done wrong." This is helpful because parenting is hard.

The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC) had a post on raising non-narcissistic children. It says, "... the 'you are so special, so smart, so beautiful, so talented, so gifted—you can do anything you want to do and be anything you want to be—mantra' is often believed, and our children suffer because of it." The author goes on to give suggestions on how this can be prevented.

A friend of mine (Pat) and member at the church I pastor continued to share her experience of losing her child, and the mercy she's discovered through it. She writes, " Mercy is unnatural.  I mean, you get what you deserve... right?  But when it's freely given... such relief... peace." She a shining example of how to suffer well.

Don Whitney started a series of posts on equipping the generations. His first post focuses on motherhood. He writes, "Seasons change in everyone’s lives, and perhaps there is no more radical change that occurs in the life of a woman than the one that happens the day her first child arrives." Moms, be encouraged and refreshed by this post and series.

What have you been reading online lately? Leave a link in the comment section for us to check out.