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Saturday Selections – Dec. 22, 2018

Young love: what are you waiting for?

When we get married isn’t always under our control. But there is a trend in the world, and reaching into the Church, to put off marriage until all our ducks are in a row. But does that give marriage the prominence it deserves? Rev. Jerrold Lewis offers 7 reasons to consider marrying early.

(One caution: his divorce statistics, while commonly cited, are wrong – the real divorce rate is may be as low as 25%, and lower still in the Church.)

The pay gap myth that just won’t die

Have you heard that women make just 77 percent of what men make? This wage-gap myth is based on averaging what all women make and comparing that to what all men make. It is an oversimplification that doesn’t factor in is the different jobs, the different risks, and different amounts of overtime the two genders engage in. It turns out that when it comes to careers and family life, men and women have different priorities.

An end of the year marriage check-up

This is two years old but Kevin DeYoung’s questions are just as helpful at the end of 2018.

The Mike Pence rule spreads to Wall Street

“Some women object, but it’s one answer to #MeToo.”

When the public school tries to indoctrinate your kids about homosexuality

The public school system is an arm of the government, and will often teach at cross-purposes to you, the parent. While you can ask that your child be allowed to skip certain classes – maybe the sex-ed classes – the administration may or may not agree. Even if they do allow it, the ungodly propaganda is so pervasive now, it isn’t a matter of one class here or there. Consider these two examples: it’s been ten years since the BC government agreed to let a same-sex couple rewrite the provincial curriculum to make it more homosexual-friendly, and just this year an Alberta school was involved in handing out explicit instructions on “safe” homosexual sex – a pictorial flip book – to a 13-year-old. So long as your children are in this system, you won’t be able to shield them from the peer pressure coming at them from indoctrinated classmates (who will be happy to fill them in on everything that happened in the class they skipped) or from the influence of those you’ve put in authority over them – their teachers.

You can blunt the worst of this impact via private schooling or home-schooling – by getting your children out of a system set on separating them from God – but even then they’ll be impacted via neighborhood friends. So how can you innoculate your children against these influences? Amy K. Hall has help to offer, and it starts with coming alongside your children and talking through God’s perspective, even as they are exposed to the secular perspective.

The secret code of creation (1 hour)

You don’t have to understand this all to be blown away. A lecture unlike any you’ve heard before on the intriguing code God has built into numbers themselves.


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