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Becoming an “Energy-Giver”

sharing God’s endless love with others
An energy-giver is someone who loves God with all of his heart and therefore turns to love his neighbor as he loves himself.

Motivating a Teen to Choose Wise Friends

demonstrate true friendship and offer counsel
Friendships are some of the most powerful influences in life, because friends greatly impact a person’s development and decisions. Scripture instructs us with these words: “He that walketh with wise men shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be destroyed” (Proverbs 13:20).

Deepen Friendships Through Creative Questions

sharpening conversational skills
One key to beginning and building friendships is the ability to ask good questions. By learning to use questions as tools for getting to know others, you’ll learn to be at ease during conversations.

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.

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.

Home: A Hospitality Center

welcoming family, friends, and neighbors
In Scripture, we are challenged to be “given to hospitality” (Romans 12:13). This focus begins with an attitude of welcome and generosity in the heart, which affects how we interact with people in every setting, including when we have guests in our homes.

Establish a Ministry Mind-Set

developing a joyful place of ministry for family and others
Reaching out to others and seeking to help those in need are important aspects of a Christian’s life and character.

Making Your Home a Ministry Center

for your family and for others
One of the most traditionally valued environments is the home. Men go to war to fight for hearth and home, but sadly, many nations perish when the vision of the home is lost.

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