- “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?”