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From Ashes to Beauty

how God is transforming a marriage and family
Did you know there is a gift more costly than platinum and diamonds, and yet everyone can afford to give it? In time, it will cost the giver far more if it is not given. This gift makes us rich in relationships and causes us to feel deeply loved.

Discouragement

defined and described
All of us deal with discouragement in one form or another, throughout our lives. “Discouragement” covers a broad range of concepts.

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.

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.

Motivating Children to Learn

life experience from a mother of eight
In teaching our eight children, I struggle when it comes to “forcing” children to do what they do not want to do. However, I know there are certain things my children need to know, and I am adamant about teaching them those things.

How to Conquer Discouragement

steps to victory
When you are discouraged or depressed, what should you do? Should you sit around and wait for God to act, or is there something you can do to resist the devil and reject his influence in your life?

From Darkness Into Light

deliverance from the deception of New Age thinking
On January 1, 1983, Marci and I posted our New Year’s resolutions on the wall. We had set goals in several areas of our lives: business, personal growth, family, etc.

Studying Scripture With Online Resources

Many Web sites offer valuable information to assist you with a study of Scripture. Below are descriptions of several Web sites that we have found to be helpful and reliable.

How to Build Sales Resistance

avoid purchasing overpriced, overrated items
One key to living in financial freedom is the ability to make wise purchases. Consider the following points and ask good questions before you buy something; then you can avoid unwise spending and the regrets that usually follow foolish choices.

Effectively Appeal to Authorities

seven guidelines for presenting an appeal
God requires every one to be under authority.

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