I’ve just finished reading John Piper’s This Momentary Marriage, and I found the words that he wrote in this language of ‘folding’ others into your life (particularly folding singles into family) profound and wonderful. This article by Sean DeMars expands Piper’s thought and provides some practical strategy.
More than once I’ve tried a different approach to the way we do family devotions. More than once I’ve bought a different book with content appropriate for different children’s ages. More often that not, it’s fallen flat and I’ve been discouraged. I didn’t grow up with catechisms, but I’ve become increasingly convinced of their importance. The New City Catechism is 52 questions and answers developed and adapted from the Reformation catechisms, and it’s now available in print or an app.
I’m currently reading Jen Wilkin’s None Like Him, and I’m loving the way that she is taking me on a journey through just 10 attributes that are true only of God. Here Kevin DeYoung discusses the attribute of God’s infinity. It’s a fantastic short summary that leads us to worship.
I’m not saying that I agree in the realistic application of all 8 of these things to every marriage situation, but I love the concept and I’d love to do as many of them as I can.
While this has long been a tenant to which I hold with much conviction, after the recent bruhaha around Michael Gungor’s frightening comments (you can catch up on it for yourself in the article) this post reiterates the importance of theology and why artists are not exempt from needing a good one.