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What Is Courtship?

understand how courtship differs from dating
Courtship is a relationship between a man and a woman in which they seek to determine if it is God’s will for them to marry each other.

How to Meditate on Scripture

letting the Word of God dwell in our lives
The words of Scripture are living words. (See Hebrews 4:12.) They contain eternal wisdom held in the shell of human words. God wants us to “break open” these human words and begin to discover the rich wealth of personal application and understanding that they hold.

How to Conquer Impure Thoughts

find victory in and through Christ Jesus
Many Christians are discouraged because they are unable to conquer impure habits. Impure habits are a by-product of impure thoughts, and only as the battle is won in the thought life will there be hope of victory over impure actions.

Meeting Your Husband’s Seven Basic Needs

how to be a Godly wife
As a wife, you are uniquely qualified to fully meet your husband’s needs and cause him to “rejoice in the wife of his youth” (Proverbs 5:18).

The Power of Spoken Blessings

an excellent way to intercede for others
Our words have great influence in the lives of those around us, and spoken blessings can bring hope, encouragement, and direction to our families, friends, and others.

Discover Scripture’s Meaning

research God’s Word to gain key insights
A key to engrafting God’s Word into our lives is deepening our understanding of it by studying passages of Scripture, understanding the meanings of root words, and considering cross-references and historical data.

In the Muddle of a Mess

keys for organizing the home
The house was a mess. The kids had made toy creations with the babysitter the night before, and now they were strung from one end of the house to the other, awaiting my admiration.

Ask Insightful Questions Before and During Courtship

tools to help you discern God’s will
Each courtship will be unique, because people and situations are unique. However, in every courtship, both individuals and families should seek God’s direction through:

Facing Trials and Tests With Grace

why they come and how to respond
What is a Christian to do when faced with disappointment, disaster, and despair? Scripture teaches us that “all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose” (Romans 8:28).

Understand and Apply Scripture

live according to the Word of God
All Scripture must be diligently studied and accurately applied. The Bible says, “Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing [expounding correctly] the word of truth” (II Timothy 2:15).

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