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Leading Your Children to Self-Acceptance

building trust in your Designer
Practicing self-acceptance is a key to teaching children to accept themselves. When your children see that you accept God’s design, they will be more likely to trust God too. Demonstrate Love and Acceptance

Why We Fail to Overcome Destructive Habits

five keys to conquering sinful patterns
Most of us have habits that seem to have a relentless grip on our souls.

How Self-Acceptance Relates to Salvation

discovering the truth about God and our need for Him
Without accepting yourself within the scope of God’s design, you will not see the need for God’s gift of salvation.

Discerning God’s Purpose in Birth Defects

facing the refining fire of unexpected trials
Kay and I met as young people, and after two years of dating, we married. We both wanted to follow the Lord and longed for a closer walk with Him. We tried to make Christ the center of our home.

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.

Hindrances to Communication in Marriage

hurts that tempt your spouse to stop offering you counsel
When the trust in a marriage relationship is damaged by unresolved conflicts, the couple usually becomes unwilling to share openly with each other.

Responsibilities, Rights, and Expectations

understanding the difference
Conflicts are usually the result of fumbled responsibilities, trampled rights, and unfulfilled expectations. If you can learn to acknowledge and identify these factors, you’ll gain insights into resolving the anger and worry that plague many relationships.

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!

Overcome Negative Thoughts

think on what is true, honest, just, pure, and lovely
Many people are tempted in this area, but Scripture tells us, “In thy [God’s] presence is fullness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures forevermore” (Psalm 16:11). We can be confident that the Lord wants us to be full of joy.

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