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Basic Needs of Today’s Youth

equipping parents to love their teenagers
Many parents and their children, especially their teenagers, are angry, frustrated, confused, and hopeless. Youth often ask, “Why don’t you trust me?” Actually, the issue is not so much a lack of trust, but rather a lack of understanding.

Understanding “Umbrellas of Protection”

embracing the Biblical principle of authority
An umbrella is designed to provide protection from various elements of nature: rain, hail, snow, wind, or sunshine. As long as a person is under an umbrella, he finds shelter from harsh weather conditions.

Insights About Conquering Anger

seeing anger for what it is and doing something about it
Anger destroys relationships and generates violence in the home, on the street, and in the community.

Common Excuses for Not Asking for Forgiveness

avoiding God’s command to be reconciled
Sometimes when God asks us to do something, instead of obeying, we try to rationalize away the need to take action. With seeking forgiveness, our pride can get in the way, because asking for forgiveness requires us to humble ourselves before those we have offended.

Find Freedom From Lust

victory is possible through Jesus Christ
Sin in our lives is similar to a ring in a bull’s nose. Just as the ring empowers the owner to lead the bull around at his own will, so Satan is able to lead us wherever he pleases when we allow sin to stay in our lives.

How a Young Boy Chose to “Stand Alone”

a first-grader rejected evil and upheld righteousness
A first-grade boy was in a public school classroom with twenty-eight other children. When the Halloween season arrived, the teacher and the class thought that it would be fun to color pictures of ghosts, witches, and jack o’ lanterns.

Winning the War Against Lust

summoning reinforcements for individual “battles”
Accountability is more than going to a brother or sister in the Lord and confessing failure. Accountability is going to them in the middle of a battle, before we’ve fallen, and asking for their help.

How to Gain a Clear Conscience

take responsibility for your actions
When you have offended others, gaining a clear conscience involves taking responsibility for your actions, seeking forgiveness, and making restitution. The following steps provide guidelines for examining your heart and making things right with people you have offended.

Components of an Honorable Heritage

imparting a true wealth
An honorable heritage is worth more than money. It has the potential to lay the foundation for future Godly generations. Investing in the following areas enhances the heritage you can leave behind.

How a Husband’s Actions Can Preserve His Marriage

key areas of loving leadership
God gives the husband the role of authority and responsibility in the marriage covenant. He is to faithfully, lovingly lead his wife in a responsible manner, not to dominate her, but to care for and protect her.

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