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Twelve “Tongue Tamers”

Scriptures about controlling your words
The following Bible verses are a few of many that address the power of words and your responsibility for what you speak.

Seven Basic Principles of Life

design, authority, responsibility, suffering, ownership, freedom, success
Just as there are universal laws that govern the world of nature, there are basic principles that govern our personal lives and relationships. These seven Biblical principles apply to every person, regardless of culture, background, religion, age, education, or social status.

Praying for Your Children

interceding on behalf of your sons and daughters
As a parent, one of the most significant and influential roles you play is that of being a faithful prayer warrior on behalf of your child. Because of the closeness of your relationship, you can know your child as no one else knows him and discern when he most needs prayer support.

How to Conquer Slothfulness

develop the disciplines of diligence
The reproofs for slothfulness are painful: “The way of the slothful man is as a hedge of thorns . . .” (Proverbs 15:19). Yet, there is hope for the sluggard. God gives instructions both to him and about him.

Ask Insightful Questions Before and During Courtship

tools to help you discern God’s will
Each courtship will be unique, because people and situations are unique. However, in every courtship, both individuals and families should seek God’s direction through:

Marriage Restoration: No Wasted Pain

learning to live in the grip of the Father’s love
In August of 2006, I came to the point of desperation in my marriage. I felt no hope for experiencing the marriage that I wanted and that I felt God wanted for Ron and me—a marriage that honored Him.

In the Muddle of a Mess

keys for organizing the home
The house was a mess. The kids had made toy creations with the babysitter the night before, and now they were strung from one end of the house to the other, awaiting my admiration.

How to Maintain a Good Name

representing Christ with integrity and compassion
A good name is more valuable than riches, because it can’t be bought with money. It has to be earned moment by moment, day by day, decision by decision. Having a good name means living in a way that earns the trust of others.

Be Committed to Diligence

putting your heart into it
Diligence is the opposite of slothfulness. It is the dedicated fervency God calls us to invest in each task that we perform.

Insights Into Repentance

lessons from the prodigal son
Repentance is not a mechanical duty, but rather a heartfelt response to the conviction of sin. It involves not only grief over sin, but it also includes a decision to change one’s ways.

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