Friday’s 5 to Live By

January 30, 2015

Friday's 5 To Live By

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Friday's 5 To Live By

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.

What Do You Pray for Your Church?

Pastor J.D. Greaar shares My Prayer for The Summit Church in 2015.

Missed Motherhood

Denny Burk reflects on Susan Shapiro’s article at The New York Times. He notes that it “is as sad as anything I’ve read in a long time. She is the quintessential modern woman, having pursued a career and life in the city through her childbearing years. Twice she got pregnant, and twice she aborted her children. She didn’t want to be pregnant before her life and finances were stable. She would have it all eventually–so she thought.”

Read the rest of Denny’s reflections in Missed Motherhood: A Casualty of the Sexual Revolution.

The Techniques of a Sexual Predator

Tim Challies writes:

“In his book On Guard: Preventing and Responding to Children Abuse at Church, Deepak Reju provides a look at the techniques of a sexual predator, and focuses on the way a predator will prepare or groom an entire church so that he can take advantage of its children. His words are worth reading and worth considering.”

To read Tim’s summaries of Deepak’s insights, visit The Techniques of a Sexual Predator.

What Do We Pray When We’re Facing Suffering?

Scotty Smith, whose every blog post is a blog prayer, shares A Prayer for Perspective When We Are Suffering.

Your Prayer Life

At the Desiring God website, Matthew Westerholm explains that Your Prayer Life Is Better Than You Think.

Join the Conversation

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