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A Pathway to Freedom

finding freedom and restoration through Jesus Christ
My childhood was unpredictable. Through the influence of alcohol, violence, and abuse, those years held little stability for me, and I became depressed and lonely. When stepfathers came into my life in steady succession, weekly visits to the therapist became routine.

Spoken Blessings Change Lives

how children and adults have benefited from spoken blessings
As mothers, fathers, and children have learned to bless one another in the Lord’s name, the power of spoken blessings has become evident in their families. Below are several testimonies from family members who have learned to bless one another.

Serial Shoplifting

finding freedom in repentance and confession
Probably because it seems unlikely, or trivial, or perhaps to ease the discomfort of finding they know a serial offender, some people laugh when I tell them that my otherwise happy childhood in the 1980s was marred by a brief crime spree.

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.

Learn to Appreciate Other Spiritual Gifts

many members, many needs, many gifts
The Christians around you have spiritual gifts that can complement your gifts in the home, church, workplace, and community.

How to Use a Scripture Meditation Worksheet

document your studies and insights into God’s Word
The Scripture Meditation Worksheet is a tool you can use in your study of God’s Word. It provides a place to document your questions, word studies, cross-references, insights, and applications of a passage.

Spiritual Gifts Relate to Self-Acceptance

finding purpose through God’s gifts
God gives every Christian spiritual gifts that that are essential for building up the Church.

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.

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.

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.

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