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Character Qualities

transformation into the character of Christ
The Greek word for character is charakter. It is translated in Scripture as the “express image.” According to The Complete Word Study Dictionary New Testament, the word “originally denoted an engraver or engraving tool.

The Birth, Death, and Fulfillment of a Vision

three aspects of the ways of God
The way in which God interacts with each of His children is in perfect harmony with basic principles found in Scripture. This interaction often involves the birth of a vision, the death of a vision, and the fulfillment of a vision.

First, be sure that God has led you to move away from your parents. When God designed the family structure, He purposed that each one in the family meet basic needs for others—especially social needs.

The following testimony was given by a man who attended a counseling course and shared insights he found when he asked the question, “Why did God let a bad thing happen?”

Motivating a Teen to Have Personal Devotions

establish the discipline of a daily quiet time with God
Taking time each day to read the Bible, pray, and seek God is an important part of the Christian’s life. The Word of God and the Holy Spirit do a deep and lasting work in our hearts in this time, and the insights and encouragement we gain impact our words and actions throughout the day.

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

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.

Strengthening Family Relationships

discover the keys of prayer and love
All too often, God’s people lose generation after generation to the distractions and cares of this life, bringing up children who leave faith behind as they reach adulthood. We want our children to continue on in the faith. This outcome does not happen by accident.

Accepting God’s Assignments

finding success through surrender
Not long after reaching high-school age, I began to dread the questions my relatives, friends, and acquaintances frequently asked. “So, what are you going to do after graduation? What do you want to major in? What are your plans?”

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.

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