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Marriage Restoration: No Wasted Pain

learning to live in the grip of the Father’s love
In August of 2006, I came to the point of desperation in my marriage. I felt no hope for experiencing the marriage that I wanted and that I felt God wanted for Ron and me—a marriage that honored Him.

Scripture Meditation

realizing, reflecting on, and responding to God’s truth
The Bible offers numerous insights into Scripture meditation. Learning what God’s Word has to say about it is essential to comprehending the topic.

Key Scriptures on God’s Design

keeping God’s Word in our minds
Consider the following truths about God’s design in our lives.

Understand and Apply Scripture

live according to the Word of God
All Scripture must be diligently studied and accurately applied. The Bible says, “Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing [expounding correctly] the word of truth” (II Timothy 2:15).

The Rewards of Fearing the Lord

a requirement for riches, honor, and life
The rewards of developing the fear of the Lord are emphasized throughout Scripture. In fact, all the things a person would hope to find in the proverbial pot of gold come with humility and the fear of the Lord.

Courtship: The Basics

who, what, when, where, how, and why
WHO participates in courtship? An unmarried man The unmarried woman to whom God has drawn his heart Both sets of parents

How to Respond to Suffering

learning to obey four “impossible” commands
When we face disappointment and pain, how can we continue to trust God, give Him thanks, and choose to rejoice always?

From Ashes to Beauty

how God is transforming a marriage and family
Did you know there is a gift more costly than platinum and diamonds, and yet everyone can afford to give it? In time, it will cost the giver far more if it is not given. This gift makes us rich in relationships and causes us to feel deeply loved.

Stand Alone for Truth

upholding righteousness for the glory of God
As a believer, it is likely that some time during your life you will be challenged to stand alone—to be in a situation that forces you to decide if you will obey God or “follow the crowd.” Your decision will either glorify God or give the enemies of God an opportunity to

Discouragement

defined and described
All of us deal with discouragement in one form or another, throughout our lives. “Discouragement” covers a broad range of concepts.

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