Institute in Basic Life Principles

Giving the World a "New" Approach to Life!

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Motivating a Teen to Have Personal Devotions

establish the discipline of a daily quiet time with God
Taking time each day to read the Bible, pray, and seek God is an important part of the Christian’s life. The Word of God and the Holy Spirit do a deep and lasting work in our hearts in this time, and the insights and encouragement we gain impact our words and actions throughout the day.

Becoming an “Energy-Giver”

sharing God’s endless love with others
An energy-giver is someone who loves God with all of his heart and therefore turns to love his neighbor as he loves himself.

Hindrances to Communication in Marriage

hurts that tempt your spouse to stop offering you counsel
When the trust in a marriage relationship is damaged by unresolved conflicts, the couple usually becomes unwilling to share openly with each other.

How to Develop Sibling Harmony

relational tips for brothers and sisters
Can brothers and sisters learn to get along? Can they become best friends? The answer to these questions is, yes!

Motivating a Teen to Choose Wise Friends

demonstrate true friendship and offer counsel
Friendships are some of the most powerful influences in life, because friends greatly impact a person’s development and decisions. Scripture instructs us with these words: “He that walketh with wise men shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be destroyed” (Proverbs 13:20).

Share Spoken Blessings With Children

how to intercede for children with words of blessing
All of us have opportunities to bless children. If you are a parent, God has given you the responsibility to teach your children the ways of God. (See Deuteronomy 6:6–7.) Giving a spoken blessing can be a tool in this training.

Apply God’s Word to Your Life

the most challenging and critical step of meditation
As you meditate on a passage of Scripture, ideas about how you can apply its truth will come to your mind. Write them down!

Strengthening Family Relationships

discover the keys of prayer and love
All too often, God’s people lose generation after generation to the distractions and cares of this life, bringing up children who leave faith behind as they reach adulthood. We want our children to continue on in the faith. This outcome does not happen by accident.

Discerning the Benefits of Problems

finding God’s grace in hard places
We all want quick solutions to our problems. We want to be free of the pressure caused by problems and conflicts, but God wants to use that pressure to lead us to spiritual maturity.

Learning to Value God’s Word Above Riches

a testimony from the 2009 National Bible Bee champion
$100,000! Really?!

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