What we’re reading…09/18/15

Essentially, it is a list of posts that we wish we had written

Each Friday, we post “What we’re reading.” Essentially, it is a list of posts that we wish we had written or we feel add to the overall conversation about Tulsa, Life, and Faith. If you have an article that you want us to consider, email our lead contributor, Aaron Tiger (aarontiger@fumctulsa.org).


Friends, there is a Foster Care Crisis in Oklahoma that we can do something about. They need at least 50 more foster homes at minimum. Maybe your home can be the home that helps to change a families life.

This is a heart wrenching story of a pubic suicide in Tulsa. There are some helpful tips about what to look for in people considering suicide. Mental Health Association Oklahoma offers free support group sessions twice a month for people of loved ones who have committed suicide, as well as support groups for depression and anxiety. For more information, call 918-585-1213 or 405-943-3700.


Do you have a toddler who struggles to listen? Another way to ask the same thing is, “Do you have a toddler?” This article is for you. Check it out and practice some of these phrases.

“As a pastor, I’ve officiated my share of weddings and I’ve done my share of premarital counseling. I always ask couples why they are getting married. Survival of the species never makes the list. Pastor Andy Stanley answers the question for Time Magazine, “Is Monogamy over?

We love this simple list of ways to talk to your children instead of just, “how was your day?”


Here’s a post from a youth minister that talks about how we view teenagers, and what might happen if we view them differently. It’s worth a read.

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