Questions related to communication
Overcoming Barriers Between You and Your Children
nurturing healthy relationships
Good family relationships are a rare treasure. It takes time and effort, love and forgiveness, and wisdom and patience to build healthy bonds with your children.
Twelve “Tongue Tamers”
Scriptures about controlling your words
The following Bible verses are a few of many that address the power of words and your responsibility for what you speak.
Meeting Your Wife’s Seven Basic Needs
loving her as Christ loves the Church
As a husband, it is your responsibility to nurture and cherish your wife, to instruct your wife, and to meet her needs. You are to love your wife as you love yourself.
The Adventure of Honoring a Father
receiving the blessing of honoring parents
For thirty one years, Las Vegas was my home. That’s where I met my wife and where our children were born. We were familiar with the city and had an abundance of friends and relatives there, but in 2001, God placed a desire in our hearts to move.
Effectively Appeal to Authorities
seven guidelines for presenting an appeal
God requires every one to be under authority.
resolve conflicts through clear communication
Husbands, wives, parents, children, friends, neighbors, employers—relationships fill our lives. They require the investments of time and care, especially when conflicts arise. A courageous conversation is an effective tool that you can use to resolve relational conflicts.
Reaching the Heart of Your Children
tips for building friendship and trust through listening
I love my children deeply, but there are times when I feel an emotional or spiritual distance from them, like they are drifting a little out of reach. Sometimes one or both of us are distracted or busy.
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.
Heeding the Cautions of Your Wife
listen to your wife’s counsel
When God designed the roles of husband and wife, He fashioned the wife as a helpmate for her husband. Among other gifts, God often grants the wife an alertness and discernment that He may not initially give to the husband.
Writing to Your Leaders
tips for writing to leaders and officials
Staying in touch with your authorities is important in each sphere of life, including the home, church, school, workplace, and community. When you make a formal appeal or address a public official, consider the following tips as you draft your letter: