Friday’s 5 to Live By

November 9, 2012


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Friday's Five To Live By 2012

Each Friday our BCC staff links you to the top five biblical counseling and Christian living blog posts of the week—posts that provide robust, rich, and relevant insights for living.

100+ Recommended Resources

We typically do not link back to ourselves in the Friday 5. However, today we’ll make an exception—for your benefit. Follow this link to our most recent BCC E-Source Connections. You’ll find book lists with over 100 recommended resources on over a dozen Christian living topics. Just click The November BCC E-Source Connection.

Marriage to a Self-Centered Spouse

Brad Hambrick has been posting in a blog series about wisdom principles if you are married to a chronically self-centered spouse. You can find links to each part of the series at Marriage with a Chronically Self-Centered Spouse.

Updates on Jay Adams

At the blog site for The Institute for Nouthetic Studies, they have been posting updates on Dr. Jay Adams’ health. You can read the two most recent updates (as of this post) at Report from the Doctor and at Update. Please be praying for Jay.

Brothers, We Should Stink

At the Desiring God site, Thabiti Anyabwile writes:

“The apostle understands that shepherds should smell like sheep. The sheep’s wool should be lint on our clothes. Our boots should be caked with their mud and their mess. Our skin ought to bear teeth marks and the weather-beaten look of exposure to wind, sun, and rain in the fields. We belong among the people to such an extent that they can be called on to honestly testify that our lives as messengers commend the message. We should be so frequently among them that we smell like them, that we smell like their real lives, sometimes fragrant but more often sweaty, musty, offensive, begrimed from battle with the world, the flesh, and the devil.”

Read his entire post at Brothers, We Should Stink.

Also in this “mini-series,”:

How to Train Pastors to Counsel

Perhaps brothers would be shepherds and not superstars and professors if they were equipped differently in seminaries. So, here’s a link to Bob Kellemen’s post on How to Train Pastors to Counsel.

9 Marks (A Bonus Sixth Link)

How did Pastor Mark Dever come up with the “9 Marks”? Learn the answer in this video of Pastor Dever: Why These 9 Marks?

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Which post impacted you the most? Why? What blog posts have you enjoyed this week that you want to share with others?