This Is the Hardest Addiction to Break | Paul Strand, Charisma News
Not one of my usual sources but makes a powerful point:

“Sexual addiction is probably one of the hardest addictions to walk out of because it’s part of who you are,’ Dr. Doug Weiss, head of the American Association for Sex Addiction, explained.  ‘Drugs aren’t a part of who you are,’ he said. ‘Alcohol isn’t a part of who you are. [It's] something that you do. Sexuality is part of who you are.’

1-on-1 with Jerry Bridges | Don Pape, The Disciple Maker
“In preparation for the release of Jerry Bridges’ new book The Blessing of Humility, NavPress publisher Don Pape sat down with Jerry to talk about his spiritual story, his books, and some of his favorite things!”

How the Lord Restored Me from Intense Anxiety | Tabor Laughlin, Desiring God
Many practical helps to cure anxiety:

On top of starting to exercise daily, the Lord convicted me – through the kind and blunt intervention of my wife – to take appropriate rests. I stopped studying on weekends and weeknights. I only studied from seven to five, Monday through Friday. I started to have family days each Saturday where my family and I would start going out to explore to different places or parks in beautiful Louisville.

The Question That Reveals Everything You Believe About the Old Testament | Mark Ward, LogosTalk
This looks like an interesting two-parter. I’ll be intrigued to discover the most popular answer:

Don’t Play Travel Ball: Stay in the Rec League | Jim Hamilton, For His Renown
Jim hits it out the park:

Here are 10 reasons I think you should keep your kid in the rec league rather than quitting it for travel ball. These are presented in the order in which I suspect most dads think about them, not in the order of importance I would rank them (#6 would be #1, and #4 would be #2).

Kindle Deals

Relationships: A Mess Worth Making by Timothy S. Lane and Paul David Tripp ($1.99). First in a bundle of marriage books.

Marriage Matters: Extraordinary Change through Ordinary Moments by Winston T. Smith ($1.99)

Your Future Other Half: It Matters Whom You Marry by Rebecca Vandoodewaard ($2.99)

A Hobbit, a Wardrobe, and a Great War: How J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis Rediscovered Faith, Friendship, and Heroism in the Cataclysm of 1914-18 by Joseph Loconte ($3.99)

Tulipomania: The Story of the World’s Most Coveted Flower & the Extraordinary Passions It Aroused by Mike Dash ($1.99). Not a book about New Calvinism ;) I thought some of my Dutch Reformed readers in Grand Rapids might be interested in this one.


The Surprising Mentoring Ministry of Edwards: Learning the Art of Leadership Development (Lecture by Dr. Rhys Bezzant). This lecture was delivered last week at PRTS under the auspices of the Junius Institute. The lecture starts at 16.55.