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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.

Apply God’s Word to Your Life

the most challenging and critical step of meditation
As you meditate on a passage of Scripture, ideas about how you can apply its truth will come to your mind. Write them down!

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.

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?”

Basic Needs of a Husband and Wife

understanding and meeting the needs of your spouse
God’s Word declares that “a man [shall] leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh” (Genesis 2:24). This is a great mystery.

Receiving Precious Gifts

learning to rejoice in God’s gift of children
In 2003, our home was filled with growing children. Things were always in motion—children playing, fighting, enjoying the freshness of life, and getting into mischief. Our oldest daughter was nine while the youngest of our seven children was still nursing.

Strengthening Family Relationships

discover the keys of prayer and love
All too often, God’s people lose generation after generation to the distractions and cares of this life, bringing up children who leave faith behind as they reach adulthood. We want our children to continue on in the faith. This outcome does not happen by accident.

When Asked to Do Wrong

responding to authorities when you cannot follow their direction
Has your boss ever asked you to do something that you think is wrong? Have your parents asked you to do something wrong? What should you do?

Living Demonstrations of God’s Love

learning to minister through God’s strength
Do you ever look back over the years and find yourself marveling at something amazing that God has done? If so, you’ll understand where our family now stands as we look back and see a special work God has done, and is still doing, despite our inadequacy.

We See Needs Differently

an illustration of spiritual gifts at work
A Christian’s motivational spiritual gift shapes his perspective on life.

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