Questions related to Authority
Heeding the Cautions of Your Wife
listen to your wife’s counsel
When God designed the roles of husband and wife, He fashioned the wife as a helpmate for her husband. Among other gifts, God often grants the wife an alertness and discernment that He may not initially give to the husband.
Keys to Encouraging Your Children
invest in your relationships
We have found several ways to encourage our children.
Writing to Your Leaders
tips for writing to leaders and officials
Staying in touch with your authorities is important in each sphere of life, including the home, church, school, workplace, and community. When you make a formal appeal or address a public official, consider the following tips as you draft your letter:
Keys to Avoiding Rebellion
tips for parents
When teens are asked about changes they would like to see in their parents’ lives, their wishes often fall into three basic categories. They wish their parents (especially their fathers) would (1) admit when they are wrong, (2) control their tempers, and (3) keep their promises.
Accepting God’s Assignments
finding success through surrender
Not long after reaching high-school age, I began to dread the questions my relatives, friends, and acquaintances frequently asked. “So, what are you going to do after graduation? What do you want to major in? What are your plans?”
It is important to distinguish between an authority’s position under God and his human personality. We are to reverence his position, even though at the same time we may be very aware of his personal weaknesses and failures.
Courtship: A Father’s Role
guiding children through the journey of finding a life partner
God has given my wife and I four lovely daughters. When the time was right, they each learned about the concepts of courtship, and they signed a commitment to uphold Biblical concepts of courtship in relationships.
How a Young Girl Chose to “Stand Alone”
a nine-year-old wisely rejected exposure to the occult
Ashley* was invited to a friend’s home for a slumber party, along with eighteen other nine-year-old girls. She joyfully accepted the invitation and then went to the party.
A father and mother’s jurisdiction ends when they transfer authority in marriage or when they release an adult son or daughter for training, work, or ministry.
Resting in the Master’s Hands
learning to thrive in God’s will
When I was younger, I dreamed of doing something important with my life. When ATI newsletters arrived in the mail, I pored over the pictures of smiling young people involved in exciting ministry opportunities, and I longed to be in their shoes.