Links for the Weekend (2023-03-10)

Each Friday, I’ll post links to 3–5 resources from around the web you may want to check out.

7 Things to Say to a Hurting Loved One

When a suffering friend opens up to us, sometimes we don’t know what to say. This article offers some places to begin.

Arguably no moment is more formative than immediately after a loved one shares her pain with you. Relationships are defined by what happens in these sacred seconds. Your words can bring healing or harm, communicate love or judgment, build or destroy trust.

A “Good Faith” Debate: Should Christian Parents Send Their Children to Public Schools?

The Gospel Coalition arranged a conversation between Jen Wilkin and Jonathan Pennington about the topic of public schooling. You can watch a video at the link here, and there is also a transcript available for reading. This issue can often be heated and contentious, but this conversation was insightful and full of respect.

Special thanks to Maggie A who sent along this link and the links in the following block. Maggie mentions that these resources on the topic of schooling might be especially helpful at this time of year when many families are thinking through schooling choices for the fall.

A Podcast Series on School Choice

In 2018, Risen Motherhood ran a four-part series on their podcast about different schooling options that Christian parents might choose.

On the WPCA Blog This Week

This week on the blog we published an article I wrote called Jesus, the Moka Pot, and Me. If you haven’t already seen it, check it out!

Note: Washington Presbyterian Church and the editors of this blog do not necessarily endorse all content produced by the individuals or groups referenced here. 

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