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Questions related to Suffering

The following testimony is given by a man who attended a counseling course and shared insights he found when he asked the question, “Why does God let bad things happen?”

The following testimony was given by a man who attended a counseling course and shared insights he found when he asked the question, “Why did God let a bad thing happen?”

Help Others Discover the Benefits of Suffering

viewing hurts from a Biblical perspective
When expectations are unmet or a tragedy occurs, most of us react with frustration and anger. We want to blame someone or something for causing our pain.

Responding to Offenders

you can make a difference through forgiveness
When someone offends you, your response can lead to the bondage of bitterness or the freedom of forgiveness. You might be surprised by the far-reaching results of your attitudes and actions!

Responding to Ridicule

what to do if you are mocked for unchangeable features
We’ve all felt the sting of ridicule. Observant children do not hesitate to bring embarrassing features into the spotlight. Bullies use words as weapons of intimidation. Spiteful teasing from friends and family members cuts away at our confidence.

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.

Build Loving Family Relationships

nuturing acceptance and understanding within the family
One of the major struggles that most families experience is in the area of family relationships.

Lists, Lessons, and Lasting Love

a wife shares her journey of rebuilding a marriage
Do you have a list? Not one of those “honey-do” lists of what we would like to have done around the house, like fixing the dripping faucet or cleaning the garage. I’m talking about a list of your husband’s failures.

Receiving Precious Gifts

learning to rejoice in God’s gift of children
In 2003, our home was filled with growing children. Things were always in motion—children playing, fighting, enjoying the freshness of life, and getting into mischief. Our oldest daughter was nine while the youngest of our seven children was still nursing.

Living Victoriously With Physical Defects

building trust in your Designer
Birthmarks, disabilities, deformities, and other needs cause us to ask searching questions. Why would a loving, all-powerful Creator God allow imperfections to exist?

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