Questions related to Meekness vs. Anger
Why All Our Wrath Is Wrong
the dangers of unresolved anger
Anger is a signal that something is wrong. It is an emotional reaction to a real or supposed offense. The first sense of anger is a valuable alarm system, and we must learn to properly respond to it so that we do not fall into the sins of wrath and bitterness.
Reaching the Heart of Your Children
tips for building friendship and trust through listening
I love my children deeply, but there are times when I feel an emotional or spiritual distance from them, like they are drifting a little out of reach. Sometimes one or both of us are distracted or busy.
The Key to Homeschool Survival
running the race with patience
When we first heard about ATI, we were thrilled! Then we saw the brochure. That well-groomed, happy faced family sitting around a table. The children busily doing schoolwork together. Mom and Dad looking composed and in control.
Keys to Encouraging Your Children
invest in your relationships
We have found several ways to encourage our children.
Work Under Your Authorities
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.
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.
Discerning the Benefits of Problems
finding God’s grace in hard places
We all want quick solutions to our problems. We want to be free of the pressure caused by problems and conflicts, but God wants to use that pressure to lead us to spiritual maturity.
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.
Attitudes for Gaining a Clear Conscience
putting the beatitudes to work in your life
When you ask a person to forgive you, he will recognize how far you’ve come in developing the following attitudes. Jesus spoke of these attitudes in the Sermon on the Mount (see Matthew 5:3–12), stating that those who possess them are blessed.