Ajahn Brahm is a British born ex-physicist, former student of Ajahn Chah, who was been a Buddhist monk for 30 years. He is an extremely talented communicator with a great sense of humor and a very keen mind.
This is one of the best Buddhist talks on family life I have ever heard.
In reading the scriptures, there are two kinds of mistakes:
One mistake is to cling to the literal text and miss the inner principles.
The second mistake is to recognize the principles but not apply them to your own mind, so that you waste time and just make them into causes of entanglement.