A Few Good Reads

A Few Good Reads October 10, 2014

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Husbands, Hold Your Wife’s Hand
R.C. Sproul Jr. shares the most important lesson he learned through his wife’s illness and death. “It is both awkward and encouraging the feedback I have received over the past few years for the writing I have done during my beloved’s illness, homegoing, and absence. I especially rejoice when I hear that the things I have written have served another in a time of hardship. It remains my intention to use what I have written in a book in the future. That said, I still believe that the most vulnerable, most insightful, most helpful thing I wrote all along this journey was this brief tweet: That is likely my deepest regret, that I did not hold her hand more.”

What We Won’t Regret
After reading R.C. Sproul’s post, Kevin DeYoung wrote a great list of other things we won’t regret. “We won’t regret playing hide and seek with our children. We won’t regret turning off the t.v. and putting the phone away.”

Men and Porn: An Introduction
Men and Porn: Why is the Pull So Strong?
The Possible Pitfalls of Porn
How to Quit Porn
The Art of Manliness is one of my favorite sites and this week they wrote a series of posts on men and pornography. While Brett McKay identifies himself as a Christian, most of what he shares comes from a biological, psychological, and sociological perspective. He explains why men are attracted to porn and why it is so destructive, along with extensive advice for quitting porn. While not agreeing with all of his conclusions, you will find this to be a helpful set of posts. (Side note: if you find yourself agreeing with everything that one person writes, you likely aren’t thinking deeply about what they are saying. Since this is true, I don’t know why we always feel the need to preface things with “I don’t agree with everything he says.”)

The Art of Manliness by Brett and Kate McKay
Speaking of The Art of Manliness, their book provides a helpful collection of advice for men. They talk about manner, dress, and all types of “manly skills.”

The Dude’s Guide to Manhood by Darrin Patrick
Most of the links today have been aimed at men. I try to read as much as I can on manhood and this is the best on I have read in the last year. Darrin walks through what it looks like for a man to love Jesus, his, wife, and his kids. He also shows how a man can produce instead of merely consuming and how he can live on mission through his local church.

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