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Growing in Grace- Links 4/20

A collection of links from around the web to help you in your walk. Click below to read:

5 Pieces of Advice for Young Men

“We don’t need more tough guys who are insensitive to the needs and feelings of others. But we also don’t need more sensitive guys without any backbone…We need to be strong, dependable, and courageous. But we also need to know how to love, give, and comfort.”

What We Miss When We Skip the Prophets

“The prophetic books of the Old Testament make up 250 of the Bible’s 1189 chapters. That’s about 21% of the Bible! And I think those books are sorely neglected.”

Lay Down Your Life For a Lasting Marriage

“In a transactional marriage, we keep a secret scoreboard in our heads, tallying our own good deeds alongside the misdeeds of the other. Not surprisingly, we always are in the lead, sure we are outperforming our spouses.”

Great (but Realistic) Expectations: What Does Happiness Look Like?

“It’s wonderful and healthy to desire healing and to aspire to lead a happy life. However, it’s also important that we moderate our expectations. If we idealize what being a happy person means, we are setting ourselves up for disappointment and a perpetual feeling of “not enough.'”

Spring Sports and Sunday Church

“‘Athletics is such a competing god,’ Mary says soberly. ‘I think that it’s so critical that the parents are always checking their own hearts. I needed to check my heart through our process. Where are you drawing your identity? Where are you drawing your sense of meaning? What is in your heart?'”

10 Things You Should Know about Hospitality

Imagine if the church showed this kind of hospitality and how different we would look from the world.

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