Monday, May 13, 2013
Gleanings : : Media Overload . Kids' Cash . Gluttons . Sex Stats
Enlightening reading here in this week's Gleanings ...
When to Take a Social Media Step Back
'When this thing called social media came around, we didn’t get a manual. We weren’t equipped for how life would require we engage in it or be sorely left behind…how the rules would be left up to our own discrepancy and that sometimes, our better judgement ...'
'Pinterest stress' afflicts nearly half of moms, survey says
'For many moms, social media is both a blessing and a curse. We go to sites like Pinterest and Facebook for connection and inspiration – but all too often, the beautiful images of domestic harmony make us feel inadequate. In our exclusive TODAY Moms survey of 7,000 U.S. mothers, 42 percent said that they sometimes suffer from Pinterest stress – the worry that they’re not crafty or creative enough. Symptoms include staying up until 3 a.m. clicking through photos of exquisite hand-made birthday party favors even though you’ll end up buying yours at the dollar store, or sobbing quietly into a burnt mess of ...'
Teaching Young Children to Manage Money
'Some of us were raised in homes where financial responsibility was modeled, but others of us have had to learn the hard way. If we want our children to start learning some of the financial principles that we may not have grasped until we were adults, it’s best to begin before bad habits become ingrained! Here are a few basic guidelines for the journey ...'
The Socially Acceptable Sin
'Most Christians today like to say that all sins are “equal” in the eyes of God, that there is no scale of less or worse sins, that a white lie or a homicide alike would have been enough to require Christ to die on the cross. We say this in theory, but in practice, we know that a white lie won’t get you kicked off the church leadership team. And a homicide likely will. In practice, there are some sins that are socially acceptable, even in the Church. There’s one sin in particular that has pervaded our society and churches so silently we hardly give it a second thought, and that is the constant hunt for more over what is enough. Or, in an uglier terminology, what is known as gluttony ...'
The Sex Lives of Unmarried Evangelicals
'80 percent of young unmarried evangelicals have had sex? Really? ...'
* linking up with my counseling/coaching/blogging buddy, Beth