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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.

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

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.

Accepting God’s Assignments

finding success through surrender
Not long after reaching high-school age, I began to dread the questions my relatives, friends, and acquaintances frequently asked. “So, what are you going to do after graduation? What do you want to major in? What are your plans?”

Tips for Writing a Four-Part Testimony

guidelines to keep in mind as you share with others
Here are a few basic guidelines to keep in mind when writing your own four-part testimony. 1. Have the right motive. The motive of your life testimony should be to glorify God, not yourself or your experiences, and certainly not your past failures.

Understand Why God May Say “No”

trusting in God’s loving, omniscient response to prayer
There are many reasons why God might not respond to prayer with an affirmative answer. He may know that it is not the right time for the fulfillment of your request. He may know that what you desire is not His best for you. He also may withhold something because you have violated His ways.

Differences Between Eastern and Biblical Meditation

emptying the mind vs. filling the soul with truth
Today there are many forms of meditation, particularly those associated with Eastern religions, which are not in line with what the Bible describes as meditation.

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.

How to Write a Four-Part Testimony

communicating how God has worked in your life
No one else has had the unique set of experiences that God has given to you. However, many people have had similar experiences and will identify with your problems, because “there hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man” (I Corinthians 10:13).

Courtship: A Father’s Role

guiding children through the journey of finding a life partner
God has given my wife and I four lovely daughters. When the time was right, they each learned about the concepts of courtship, and they signed a commitment to uphold Biblical concepts of courtship in relationships.

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