Leslie Sayers Greer

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The Bible Is True, But …

No book is misused, misunderstood or collects more dust than the Bible. Much of this stems from some misconceptions about what it is. While the Bible …

Bible

How to Handle Emotions in Your Small Group

Would you opt into being a Bible study leader if you had absolutely no knowledge of the Bible? Your answer is likely "no." It's certain that any …

Bible

Read The Gospels To Discover The Jesus Nobody Likes To Talk About

Christians around the world began one of the most important seasons in the liturgical calendar this week: Advent. From the Latin word “coming,” …

The emotional benefits of small talk outweigh your fear of being awkward

At an early age, you’re taught not to talk to strangers. Originally meant to protect us from childhood harm, this rule follows most of us into adulthood.<p>We keep to ourselves in public places. We avert our eyes on public transport. We stand frozen in the corners of cocktail parties and extended …

Psychology

World Robot Conference in China: Pictures

Beijing

These Are the 5 Best TED Talks Ever, According to the Guy Who Runs TED

The event's boss names the talks that have taught him the most.<p>If you're a massive TED fan like me, you've probably watched a whole lot of the compelling talks by now. But when it comes to consuming all the insights TED has to offer, even the most dedicated enthusiasts can't hold a candle to Chris …

The 32 Best Books to Read This Summer

Funny, moody, scary, fiery, canny, and bloody books.<p>Swimsuit? Check. Sunglasses? Check. Three books, because you couldn't choose just one? Check. From complicated meditations on motherhood to dark thrillers that still slot perfectly into a beach bag, here are the 32 books to put on your summer …

10 Proven Ways to Make Love Last

Having a successful, long-lasting relationship isn’t rocket science. By being loving and supportive, you can keep your foundation strong and build …

8 Easy Exercises to Strengthen and Stretch Your Way Into Any Pair of High Heels

If you like your heels sky high, check out these fitness moves that'll ensure you're able to strut your stuff with ease.<p>Nothing's worse than struggling to walk in a fabulous (and vertiginous!) pair of pumps. Instead of relegating them to the back of your closet—never to be worn again—implement a …

The best books of 2014

The must-read novels, memoirs and history books of the year: if you're looking for a new book to read, this is a good place to start<p>Looking for something new to read? From the best children's and poetry books to failsafe gift and cookery books, you will find exactly what you are looking for.<p>There …

Books

The Intelligent Divorce

Are you dealing with an impossible or narcissistic ex? Consider ways to make a real difference.<p>Cyber-sex isn't going away, and children are naturally …

The Most Loving Thing You Can Say to Your Partner

The worst thing you can do for your partner and your relationship is believe that you know how to make intimate unions work.<p>In reality, there’s no …

Women on the Verge of Exhaustion

Liza felt like she was on an endless treadmill. After working an average of nine or 10 hours at the office, logging a quick half hour at the gym, and …

Friendship: The Laws of Attraction

My best friend, Olivia, and I met in a fiction-writing class many years ago. We bonded in an instant during the discussion of one poor soul's …

The Englewood Review of Books

<i>Here are a few new book releases from this week that are worth checking out:</i><p><i>(Where possible, we have also tried to include a review/interview related</i> …

The 10 Tiniest Rooms We've Ever Seen

Stylish and efficient spaces.<p>From a 48-square-foot kitchen to a tiny and cozy reading nook, we've rounded up beautiful small spaces that don't spare style or efficiency. Take a look a these amazing designs.

Summer Books: 15 New Releases To Put On Your Reading List

These 15 new books for May include stirring new fiction from Isabel Allende, a memoir from a 6'7" librarian struggling with Tourette's syndrome, a hilarious novel of a young man's job as a bird tracker and more.

Has Science Discovered the Secrets of Happy Families?

Bruce Feiler has written an excellent new book, <i>The Secrets of Happy Families</i>. Dissatisfied with much of the advice offered to parents by therapists …

Porn Is Not the Problem—You Are

Porn is not addictive. Sex is not addictive. The ideas of porn and sex addiction are pop psychology concepts that seem to make sense, but have no …

11 Ways We Sabotage Our Mental Health

Our mind and mood are keenly sensitive to the world around us. Distressing life events—a bad breakup, unemployment, the death of a loved one—often …

Normal, Human Infant Sleep: Feeding Method and Development

Infant sleep problems represent some of the most common concerns reported by parents of young children. Ask any new parent and most will complain …

Communication Success

How narcissists emotionally manipulate and exploit victims.<p>Are you highly sensitive to your surroundings? Is someone you know easily affected by …

How Churches Can Communicate About Gay Marriage Part 1

Gay marriage is a lightning rod issue these days. Just ask the good folks at Chick-fil-A. While that entire fiasco drew lots of headlines, what …

How Churches Can Communicate About Gay Marriage Part 2

Yesterday we began a conversation with Andrew Marin about gay marriage. Marin is the author of <i>Love Is an Orientation</i> and founder of The Marin …

Would Jesus Fight a Legal Battle Against Same-Sex Marriage?

December 27, 2012 by Andrew Marin<p>I wrote the following article, which was first posted last week on Philosophical Fragments, a blog by philosopher …

Give Your Study Some Context

Note: This article is excerpted from Field Guide for Small Group Leaders.<p>Many small-group leaders feel the need to teach their group members by …

NPR Bestsellers: Hardcover Fiction, Week Of April 18, 2013 : NPR

Boston Marathon Hero a Peace Activist Supporting His Sons and Other Fallen Soldiers

One of the most graphic images to emerge in the chaotic aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombings, was of a man helping a racer who had both legs …

Boston Marathon Bombing

Transsexual Punk, Cross-Dressing Rap: The Week's Best Pop-Culture Writing

The most intriguing articles about entertainment we've come across in the past seven days<p>Click the links in the article titles to read the full pieces, and let us know what we've missed:<p>Last week's best pop-culture writing