Five for Friday

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A quick review of some helpful or interesting articles from this week:

The Rare Jewel of Christian Commitment - So important is the rare jewel of Christian commitment among the members of a local church that it is right to say that the health and the mission of the church depends upon it.

Holiness and Honor: A Reformed View of Sex and Marriage - The Philadelphia Conference on Reformed Theology is live-streaming, starting Friday morning.

10 Things Young Singles in a Romantic Relationship Ought to Know - Marriage does not fix bad behavior; if anything, it often gives it freer reign. Ladies, this means that if your boyfriend is controlling, suspicious, verbally condescending or manipulative, he will become more so the longer your relationship goes on.

Sandra McCracken: Psalms - Sandra McCracken has just released a new album, largely based on the Psalms. It's worth a listen. I especially like "We Will Feast in the House of Zion."

A Note from Creator Cakes - An interesting alternative for the gay-marriage cake-baking debate.