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Finding God’s Best in Love

the blessings of seeking God’s will in marriage
As a young man, I was committed to finding God’s best in marriage. I had learned about the principles of courtship and was eagerly anticipating what God would do in this area of my life.

Courtship: A Father’s Role

guiding children through the journey of finding a life partner
God has given my wife and I four lovely daughters. When the time was right, they each learned about the concepts of courtship, and they signed a commitment to uphold Biblical concepts of courtship in relationships.

When Asked to Do Wrong

responding to authorities when you cannot follow their direction
Has your boss ever asked you to do something that you think is wrong? Have your parents asked you to do something wrong? What should you do?

How a Young Girl Chose to “Stand Alone”

a nine-year-old wisely rejected exposure to the occult
Ashley* was invited to a friend’s home for a slumber party, along with eighteen other nine-year-old girls. She joyfully accepted the invitation and then went to the party.

Living Demonstrations of God’s Love

learning to minister through God’s strength
Do you ever look back over the years and find yourself marveling at something amazing that God has done? If so, you’ll understand where our family now stands as we look back and see a special work God has done, and is still doing, despite our inadequacy.

We See Needs Differently

an illustration of spiritual gifts at work
A Christian’s motivational spiritual gift shapes his perspective on life.

Making Scripture a Priority

tips for family wisdom searches
A father who makes the Word of God a true priority in his life and his family establishes a foundation for success in his home.

Encountering the Unexpected: Physical Challenges

facing ongoing medical needs and finding God in the midst of pain
My wife and I began our marriage with excitement, looking forward to serving together through an evangelistic ministry in prisons. All options seemed wide open, and with the birth of our first child, things seemed to get better all the time.

Request Protection and Accountability The strongest innate tendency of a man is the instinct to protect. Men will fight to protect that which they love and for which they are responsible.

How a Businessman Chose to “Stand Alone”

a man sacrificed financial gain because of his conviction
William*, a Christian man who owned a motel, had established his business on certain convictions. Among them was his conviction not to sell or serve alcohol on his property.

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