Women more than men adjust their careers for family life | Pew Research Center
“In a 2012 Pew Research survey, the vast majority of Americans (79%)rejected the notion that women should return to their traditional role in society. Yet when they were asked what is best for young children, very few adults (16%) said that having a mother who works full time is the “ideal situation.”

The Best Leaders Are Constant Learners| Harvard Business Review
“Leaders must scan the world for signals of change, and be able to react instantaneously. We live in a world that increasingly requires what psychologist Howard Gardner calls searchlight intelligence. That is, the ability to connect the dots between people and ideas, where others see no possible connection. An informed perspective is more important than ever in order to anticipate what comes next and succeed in emerging futures.”

A Wonderfully Helpful Piece of Advice in the Midst of Conflict | Borrowed Light
“It is a simple principle that every Christian knows—but for some reason we usually don’t apply it to conflict. Here it is: Our all-consuming aim is to please God. Whenever I make that my goal in relational conflict it changes things. It gives me something to hone my eyes and heart upon.”

Four Warning Signs You’re Approaching Burnout | Eric Geiger
Many leaders struggle with reading the signs that they are approaching burnout….Here are signs I look for and encourage other leaders to look for in their own lives.”

9 Things You Should Know About Global Persecution of Christians | TGC
Last week the State Department released its International Religious Freedom Report for 2014. Here’s Joe Carter’s commentary.

Single You Will Be the Married You | Desiring God
Marriage sanctifies but not immediately and not without pain.

What is the most common ministry priority neglected by pastors? | Practical Shepherding
Every pastor knows the answer to this without clicking.

I Want My Husband To Have A Gun On Campus | The Federalist
This is the most sensible suggestion that I’ve read recently.

Recommended New Book

The Meaning of Marriage Study Guide: A Vision for Married and Single People by Tim and Kathy Keller. So happy to see this companion study guide for The Meaning of Marriage: Facing the Complexities of Commitment with the Wisdom of God. It’s been the most influential marriage book I’ve read. Guess I can take down my “unofficial study guide” now that the real thing has arrived.

Kindle Books

Mere Apologetics: How to Help Seekers and Skeptics Find Faith by Alister McGrath $3.99.

Faith Speaking Understanding: Performing the Drama of Doctrine by Kevin Vanhoozer $2.99.

Think Like a Freak: The Authors of Freakonomics Offer to Retrain Your Brain $1.99.

15 Secrets Successful People Know About Time Management: The Productivity Habits of 7 Billionaires, 13 Olympic Athletes, 29 Straight-A Students, and 239 Entrepreneurs $0.99.


Family Reunion after 40 Years
They were separated decades ago in South Korea only to have been reunited in Florida this year while working the same shift, on the same floor, in the same hospital.