Weekend A La Carte (6/29)

Christians Are Not Called to Have Amazing Sex – There is some wisdom in this article at Relevant magazine: “While the movement is great at detailing–and exaggerating–the benefits of saving sex for marriage, it is dishonest about the challenges abstinence presents to couples who eventually tie the knot.”

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Worst Phone Call of My Life – David Murray writes about receiving the worst phone call of his life.

Marrying the Wrong Person – “After two years, there’s no hiding behind the dinner-and-a-movie facade of dating life any longer. I can’t buy enough flowers to conceal it. I can’t open enough doors. I can’t say enough ‘I love you’s.’ She knows (and painfully, so do I) that she married the wrong person.”

The Best Question – J. Warner Wallace: “Ever found yourself looking for a way to initiate a conversation about God, but not sure exactly how to start? … I’ve tried a number of approaches. I continue to return to one simple, effective question, however, to start the most important of all conversations. I’ve come to believe this is the most essential evangelistic question we can ask: ‘What do you think happens when we die?'”

Is a Boyfriend’s Porn a Deal-Breaker? – I have thought a lot about this question: “Is My Boyfriend’s Porn a Marriage Deal-Breaker?” I intend to write about it at some point soon. John Piper has a good answer here.

Image Determines Value – “Well-meaning, dear parents would describe their [special needs] son or daughter and almost invariably end up justifying their child’s existence by the contribution they made to society. ‘Well, she will never be a surgeon, but she brightens every room she enters. We need more girls like that in the world!’ I don’t reject the sentiment, but I abhor the logic.”

Bible without the Holy Spirit is a sundial by moonlight. –D.L Moody