I hope you all had a very Merry Christmas! Now that it’s over, I find myself in a place of pause. Maybe you’re like me and you like to take this time between Christmas and the New Year to reflect on life. If so, check-out some of these thought-provoking reads from around the net. I think you’ll find them interesting and I’d love to hear your thoughts!
1. A Christmas Apology and the Seeds of Hope by Rachel Held Evans (CNN Belief Blog)
2. The Duck Thing: Is There Another Way? (Jen Hatmaker)
3. How to Talk to Young Black Boys About Trayvon Martin by Toure (TIME Ideas)
4. The Biblical Definition of Marriage and its Relevance to Marital Equality (Kristen Howerton of Rage Against the Minivan)
5. Lies Women Tell One Another About Men and Love by Vironika Tugaleva (Good Men Project)
6. The Day I Stopped Saying “Hurry-Up” by Rachel Macy Stafford (Huff Post)
7. I’m Really Good at Being a Mom (Guilt-Free Mama)
8. Where is the Mommy War for the Motherless Child? (Technically from 2012 but I just discovered it this year) by Kristen Howerton
9. Parenting a Gifted Child: Lessons from the Andrakas (CNN video)
10. The Marriage is Not the Most Important Relationship of the Family (Our Muddy Boots)
Some of these articles are pretty controversial, but whether we agree or disagree with the authors, I hope we can open our minds to at least empathize with their position.
Thoughts, anyone? Did I miss any awesome articles that deserve a shout-out? Throw them in the comments section please!