What Sexual Theft Says About You
“You can begin to see adultery for what it is by grasping how antithetical it is to faith. The sin of adultery screams out to the world that you don’t really believe God. Perhaps it will be helpful to make this clear. If you are contemplating adultery, consider at least four probing questions about what you believe.”

With teen mental health deteriorating over five years, there’s a likely culprit
“What happened so that so many more teens, in such a short period of time, would feel depressed, attempt suicide and commit suicide? After scouring several large surveys of teens for clues, I found that all of the possibilities traced back to a major change in teens’ lives: the sudden ascendance of the smartphone.” And Evidence mounts that laptops are terrible for students at lectures. Yet…..

The Most and Least Digital Jobs – and How Well They Pay
“The researchers broke occupations into high, medium, and low use of digital, and found that highly digital occupations made $73,000, on average. Medium occupations made $48,000 and low occupations made just $30,000. To some extent, that’s due to the fact that more digital jobs are held by more highly educated people. However, the researchers found that, even after controlling for educational requirements, more digital jobs paid better — and that this premium had increased over the past decade.”

A dose of nature: doctors prescribe a day in the park for anxiety
“The Huddle’s family physician wrote her a prescription that read: “Five times a week… spend 30 minutes at a park near your home.” Huddle’s treatment plan is part of a growing field of medicine called “ecotherapy” — nature-based programs and exercises that can help patients cope with mental and physical illnesses. Instead of prescriptions for more pills, doctors around the country are increasingly prescribing trips to the park for a range of conditions, including anxiety and depression, attention deficit disorder and chronic illness such as diabetes and high blood pressure.”

Personality Disorder: What Use Is This Label for a Counselor?
I link to this not because I agree with everything in it (I don’t), but because it shows how some biblical counselors approach these complex disorders:

“So what does a biblical counselor do with a personality disorder label? Do any of your counselees have this label from a psychotherapist? Do you suspect a counselee might fit the diagnosis? Does it even matter?”

Kindle Books

Margin: Restoring Emotional, Physical, Financial, and Time Reserves to Overloaded Lives by Richard Swenson $3.99.

The Dawning of Indestructible Joy: Daily Readings for Advent by John Piper $3.19.

Let Every Heart Prepare Him Room: Daily Family Devotions for Advent by Nancy Guthrie $0.99.

Uncensored: Daring to Embrace the Entire Bible by Brian Cosby $2.99.