How to Be Teachable According to the Proverbs of the Bible
“If you’re wondering how to grow in teachability, perhaps there’s no better place to turn than the Bible’s wisdom book.”

How Hugh Hefner Hijacked Men’s Brains
The key paragraph:

The unfortunate reality is that when he acts out (often by masturbating), this leads to hormonal and neurological consequences, which are designed to bind him to the object he is focusing on,” Struthers wrote. “In God’s plan, this would be his wife, but for many men it is an image on a screen. Pornography thus enslaves the viewer to an image, hijacking the biological response intended to bond a man to his wife and therefore inevitably loosening that bond.

5 Common Mistakes When Helping Wives of Porn Addicts
Picking up after Hefner:

I have heard stories of the amazing support and care that sexually betrayed women have received in churches around the world. However, sadly more common are the horror stories–the stories of an already traumatized wife suffering a secondary trauma due to poor advice and invalidation, experienced at the hands of (mostly) well-meaning yet misinformed ministry teams and church leaders.

Do You Wish You Could Read Faster?
David Mathis wants to start a slow-reading revolution.

10 Things You Should Know about Dementia
So glad to see this subject getting more attention these days.

12 Reasons to Have Monthly Lunch with a Senior Adult…or a Bunch of Them
What a great idea:

If you’re a church leader, you need to spend intentional time with a senior adult – or with a lot of them. Even a monthly lunch and conversation will pay dividends in your ministry. Here’s why you need to prioritize this time.]

Is Your 50-50 Relationship Ruining Your Marriage?
Time to duck:

Researchers Karen Kramer and Sunjin Pak at the University of Illinois examined data on nearly 1,500 men and 1,800 women between the ages of 52 and 60 and found that the more women’s paychecks increased, the more women reported symptoms of depression. But the opposite effect was found in men: their psychological well-being was highest when they were the primary wage-earners. “The results supported the overarching hypothesis: well-being was lower for mothers and fathers who violated gendered expectations about the division of paid labor, and higher for parents who conformed to these expectations,” said Kramer.

Resilient Ministry: What Pastors Told Us About Surviving and Thriving
“Resilient Ministry is a summary and analysis of American pastors’ reflections considering long-term fruitful ministry and the effects of stress. It considers an extensive array of subjects to include spiritual formation, burn out, strategies to improve longevity, emotional intelligence, marriage and family etc. It reaches a number of conclusions that are presented in a clear and helpful way. It is sprinkled with pithy and often wise observations that should benefit pastors living with the burden of their calling.”

New issue is here: The Reformation of the Family
The latest issue of Credo magazine is out and it focuses on how the Reformation impacted the family.

Kindle Books

From Topic to Thesis: A Guide to Theological Research by Michael Kibbe $2.99. Every single seminary student needs to buy and read this. It will save you so much time and your teachers so much grief.

God and Government Kindle Edition by Charles Colson $3.99.