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Good Reads 03.30.16 (on: parenting, struggling marriages, and more!)

Here is a collection of good reads collected from across the internet this past week. Enjoy!

On faith and the Christian life: Imperfect Faith in a Perfect Redeemer by Matt Moore

On and on I could go describing the differences between faith and unbelief. But let’s get to the question at the heart of this blog post: Is it possible these two things can exist simultaneously in one human soul? Can a person—a Christian—experience both faith and unbelief? Can we feel both Christ-like attitudes and sinful attitudes? Can we have desires that are pleasing to God and desires that grieve him? Can we, in faith, obey God one moment and then, in unbelief, disobey him the next? (click here to read more)

On parenting young children: 10 Lessons on Parenting Little Ones by Tim Challies

These little years have been the best and the worst years, the easiest and the hardest. They have been full of both joys and tremendous difficulties. At times we have done well and at times we have done poorly, I’m sure. And now they are behind us. Before it all grows hazy through the inevitable march of time, we decided to think of a few lessons we learned about parenting through the little years. Maybe you will find them helpful. (click here to read more)

On marriage: Hope for a Hopeless Marriage by Chad Lindon

Today our marriage continues to be a work in progress. Sometimes we’re selfish and insecure, and we occasionally battle one another for control. But today there’s a huge difference: we both know that our greatest need is Christ. (click here to read more)

On the battle against sin: 9 Reasons We Struggle with Addictive Sin Patterns by Chuck Lawless

You know the pattern. You fall into some particular sin struggle, and it seems like that sin overtakes you. Nothing you do brings victory. Prayers seem fruitless. Temptation only grows stronger. Battle losses are common. This post looks at why we have these battles in the first place. (click here to read more)

And finally, some wisdom on the Christian faith from Francis Schaeffer:

faith 01 (schaeffer)

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