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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.

Learning to Value God’s Word Above Riches

a testimony from the 2009 National Bible Bee champion
$100,000! Really?!

Motivating a Teen to Get to Bed Early

understand the value of rest and meditation on Scripture
Many young people prefer to stay up late and to sleep in late, but these habits are not ones that will lead them to success! Helping teens learn the discipline of getting to bed early and rising early sets them on track to establish healthful disciplines and to learn the value of time.

Tips for Writing a Four-Part Testimony

guidelines to keep in mind as you share with others
Here are a few basic guidelines to keep in mind when writing your own four-part testimony. 1. Have the right motive. The motive of your life testimony should be to glorify God, not yourself or your experiences, and certainly not your past failures.

Understand Why God May Say “No”

trusting in God’s loving, omniscient response to prayer
There are many reasons why God might not respond to prayer with an affirmative answer. He may know that it is not the right time for the fulfillment of your request. He may know that what you desire is not His best for you. He also may withhold something because you have violated His ways.

Understanding Financial Freedom

discover God’s plan for money
True financial freedom involves understanding and applying God’s principles for handling money. God’s Word mentions money more than eight hundred times—God is serious about teaching us the right way to handle money.

Deepen Friendships Through Creative Questions

sharpening conversational skills
One key to beginning and building friendships is the ability to ask good questions. By learning to use questions as tools for getting to know others, you’ll learn to be at ease during conversations.

Build Loving Family Relationships

nuturing acceptance and understanding within the family
One of the major struggles that most families experience is in the area of family relationships.

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.

How to Write a Four-Part Testimony

communicating how God has worked in your life
No one else has had the unique set of experiences that God has given to you. However, many people have had similar experiences and will identify with your problems, because “there hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man” (I Corinthians 10:13).

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