Questions related to Availability vs. Self-Centeredness
Take Responsibility for Moral Failure
rebuilding a marriage damaged by hidden moral failure
When you come clean with your wife by confessing moral failures, you will have a feeling of euphoria. It will seem as though hundreds of bricks have been taken off of your shoulders. You will even feel free physically, because hiding your sin affects your entire body, soul, and spirit.
How Fathers Can Protect Their Sons and Daughters
guard them from temptation
As a father, you are the spiritual leader and protector of your family. Your own obedience to God is a key factor in protecting your sons and daughters from evil.
resolve conflicts through clear communication
Husbands, wives, parents, children, friends, neighbors, employers—relationships fill our lives. They require the investments of time and care, especially when conflicts arise. A courageous conversation is an effective tool that you can use to resolve relational conflicts.
The Common Traits of Servers
learn about the characteristics of those with the spiritual gift of serving
Following are some traits commonly observed in those who have the motivational spiritual gift of serving. These traits can be used to benefit others, or they can be misused and thereby cause discord in the Body of Christ.
transformation into the character of Christ
The Greek word for character is charakter. It is translated in Scripture as the “express image.” According to The Complete Word Study Dictionary New Testament, the word “originally denoted an engraver or engraving tool.
Reaching the Heart of Your Children
tips for building friendship and trust through listening
I love my children deeply, but there are times when I feel an emotional or spiritual distance from them, like they are drifting a little out of reach. Sometimes one or both of us are distracted or busy.
Keys to Encouraging Your Children
invest in your relationships
We have found several ways to encourage our children.
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.
Leading Your Children to Self-Acceptance
building trust in your Designer
Practicing self-acceptance is a key to teaching children to accept themselves. When your children see that you accept God’s design, they will be more likely to trust God too. Demonstrate Love and Acceptance
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.