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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.

Courageous Conversations

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.

A thirteen-year-old girl was very bitter toward her stepfather. She believed that he showed favoritism toward others in the family. He also displayed anger toward her on many occasions, which hurt her deeply.

Evidences of Self-Rejection

recognize your need to accept God’s design
All of us have unchangeable features that make us unique individuals. When these differences are pointed out, especially in insensitive or even malicious ways, the resulting concerns may cause varying degrees of self-rejection.

Character Qualities

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.

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?”

Investigate Scripture With Key Questions

observe, interpret, and apply God’s Word
In Scripture meditation, your goal is to understand the passage as well as possible. To thoroughly investigate the passage you have selected, you need to:

The Birth, Death, and Fulfillment of a Vision

three aspects of the ways of God
The way in which God interacts with each of His children is in perfect harmony with basic principles found in Scripture. This interaction often involves the birth of a vision, the death of a vision, and the fulfillment of a vision.

Recognize the Traps of Moral Impurity

beware of hidden dangers
The trap of moral impurity often springs with sudden, unexpected force. The one caught in bondage is left to unravel a maze of choices that brought him or her into the net.

Use Irritations to Identify Your Motivational Gift

irritations, questions, and resolutions
What actions and attitudes really irritate you? The answer to that question can help you identify your motivational spiritual gift: mercy, organizer, giver, exhorter, teacher, server, or prophet.

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