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Keys to Avoiding Rebellion

tips for parents
When teens are asked about changes they would like to see in their parents’ lives, their wishes often fall into three basic categories. They wish their parents (especially their fathers) would (1) admit when they are wrong, (2) control their tempers, and (3) keep their promises.

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.

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.

Build Loving Family Relationships

nuturing acceptance and understanding within the family
One of the major struggles that most families experience is in the area of family relationships.

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 Victoriously With Physical Defects

building trust in your Designer
Birthmarks, disabilities, deformities, and other needs cause us to ask searching questions. Why would a loving, all-powerful Creator God allow imperfections to exist?

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).

Christ’s Unchangeable Features

God’s design in the life of Christ
Unchangeable features such as family, ethnicity, and time in history have a great influence in our lives. Sometimes these characteristics are difficult to accept. They can bring challenges into our lives and cause others to reject us.

Finding God’s Best in Love

the blessings of seeking God’s will in marriage
As a young man, I was committed to finding God’s best in marriage. I had learned about the principles of courtship and was eagerly anticipating what God would do in this area of my life.

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