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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.

Ideas for Family Devotions

tailor devotional routines to meet your family’s needs
Many parents wonder what they should do during family devotional times. There are no simple answers, since endless options allow each family to customize their time together.

Christ’s Unchangeable Features

God’s design in the life of Christ
Unchangeable features such as family, ethnicity, and time in history have a great influence in our lives. Sometimes these characteristics are difficult to accept. They can bring challenges into our lives and cause others to reject us.

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.

Combating Temptation With Accountability

how a father and sons banded together against the lure of sin
There was a time when I gave in to temptations often. I couldn’t find a way to resist them. This pattern continued for a few years, until my dad suggested that each son in our family become an accountability partner for a brother during the week.

Establish a Ministry Mind-Set

developing a joyful place of ministry for family and others
Reaching out to others and seeking to help those in need are important aspects of a Christian’s life and character.

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.

Keep the Hearts of Your Children

sharing struggles and resolving conflicts
Before we can keep the hearts of our children, we must win their hearts.

Making Your Home a Ministry Center

for your family and for others
One of the most traditionally valued environments is the home. Men go to war to fight for hearth and home, but sadly, many nations perish when the vision of the home is lost.

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