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Keys to Taming Your Tongue

taking responsibility for your words
You probably know the pain of regretting words you have spoken: words of pride, dishonesty, envy, gossip, or anger. Although you can seek to restore bruised relationships through repentance and forgiveness, spoken words can never be retrieved.

Ideas for an Hour of Prayer

divide the time between several aspects of prayer
Are you able to pray for an extended time without running out of things to say or falling asleep? One way to overcome these obstacles is to learn to delight in different types of prayer and to devote time on a regular basis to fellowshipping with God in these unique ways.

Read Psalms and Proverbs in a Month

deepen your prayer life and gain wisdom
The Books of Psalms and Proverbs divide nicely into daily readings that correspond with the dates of the month. The following reading plan is a great option for personal or family devotions. Each day you will read five Psalms and one chapter of Proverbs.

The Blessings of Obedience

rewards for those who submit to authority
God promises rewards to those who submit to authority. The following Bible verses reveal that this concept affects many aspects of life.

Basic Needs of Today’s Youth

equipping parents to love their teenagers
Many parents and their children, especially their teenagers, are angry, frustrated, confused, and hopeless. Youth often ask, “Why don’t you trust me?” Actually, the issue is not so much a lack of trust, but rather a lack of understanding.

How a Husband’s Actions Can Preserve His Marriage

key areas of loving leadership
God gives the husband the role of authority and responsibility in the marriage covenant. He is to faithfully, lovingly lead his wife in a responsible manner, not to dominate her, but to care for and protect her.

Keys to Encouraging Your Children

invest in your relationships
We have found several ways to encourage our children.

Overcome Negative Thoughts

think on what is true, honest, just, pure, and lovely
Many people are tempted in this area, but Scripture tells us, “In thy [God’s] presence is fullness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures forevermore” (Psalm 16:11). We can be confident that the Lord wants us to be full of joy.
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