Around the Web (3/18)

  • “Children of all ages — 2, 15, 18, 22 — used the same phrases to talk about how hard it is for them to get their parents’ attention when they need it: sad, angry, mad, frustrated,” she said. They were complaining that their parents were focused on screens, she continued, “like a child’s chorus of all ages, talking about this new sibling rivalry, only it’s not a new member of the family — it’s a new screen, it’s a device.”
  • Matthew Bassford writes, “There are two possible responses to the transience of our earthly lives. The first is to live a life of gloom and despair, fearfully awaiting the end of everything that we love. The second is to do the will of God.”
  • Carl Peterson reflects on the need for offerings that cost us something.
  • Ed Welch takes a look at four reasons for addictions. “I am not suggesting that these are even the top four. I do think, however, that a growing taxonomy such as this can help us understand people more clearly and enable us to counsel them with the truth that is most relevant to their addiction.”
  • Thriving, transactional, or toxic: Davis Willis asks, “Which one describes your marriage?”

“I’m expecting a baby. I’ve discovered he has Down Syndrome,” an unnamed woman e-mailed. “I’m scared: What kind of life will my child have?”

About Jason Hardin

Jason lives in southern Indiana with his wife Shelly and their three daughters. He works with the Charlestown Road church of Christ. Jason has written three books and a variety of workbooks. He's a fan of photography, baseball, mountains, wildlife, BBQ, banana pudding, and coffee. You can contact him here or connect with him on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.

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