Friday, February 18, 2011

This Week's Lovely Link List

This week's list is a little shorter than usual. Annie had the stomach flu and I did a lot of "marking as read" in my Reader this week!

BACK TO THE FUTURE : Irina Werning - Photographer

Posted: 17 Feb 2011 07:33 PM PST

What a neat concept! I love this.

How Porn Is Affecting the Libido of the American Male -- New York Magazine

Posted: 13 Feb 2011 11:20 AM PST

Peyton subscribes to New York Magazine and we read this article together in the car the other day (in large part, in very hushed tones for Annie's sake). It was absolutely heartbreaking.

Peyton pointed out that it's not often you see a secular resource take on this issue, but the fact is, even from a completely secular viewpoint, this is an epidemic that is destroying lives and relationships.

[ETA: I realized I should have put a warning on this one. There's some *really* intense language and some of the article is, given the nature of the subject, understandably, pretty graphic.]

a thin gold band

Posted: 11 Feb 2011 12:53 PM PST

Yes, another "sex post" from my new favorite blog, "A Deeper Story". It brought tears to my eyes. How many of you does this resonate with? I know it hits close to home for me (and at this point I'm sure y'all all think we have some massive sexual problems). I'll just say this: and I've said before, sometimes I do think the church gets this wrong. And I'll say this, as well: I, too, entered my marriage viewing sex with a lot of shame and being EXTREMELY self conscious about it.

Peyton and I were actually having a discussion recently with a good friend about how unfortunate it is that we pound this message into the heads of teenagers and the minute they reach adulthood anything related to sex is untouchable (unless you're part of the emergent church, ha!).

Motherhood Uncensored: The Sacrificial Mother

Posted: 11 Feb 2011 12:37 PM PST

This was a really good post that I just stumbled upon through a series of links. It's one of those that will "get you thinking" about when you just give of yourself to your children too much.

Here's a quote:
"It's about doing what you think is best for your kids while still being a human yourself (with good balance and the health and safety of your child in your mind, of course)."

Let me know if I missed anything good!

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