Institute in Basic Life Principles

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The Principle of Ownership

keys to understanding irritations and resolving anger and worry
The Biblical principle of ownership involves recognizing that all things ultimately belong to God, that He entrusts us with resources and responsibilities to steward for His glory, and that yielding our personal rights and expectations to Him helps us resolve irritations, anger, and worry.

Why We Can Thank God in Everything

four reasons for giving thanks
Throughout God’s Word, we find the instruction to “give thanks.” Here are a few examples:

How to Respond to Suffering

learning to obey four “impossible” commands
When we face disappointment and pain, how can we continue to trust God, give Him thanks, and choose to rejoice always?

How a Wife’s Attitudes Can Preserve Her Marriage

seven key areas of respect and submission
Many couples can trace the conflicts in their marriage to negative attitudes that slowly decayed their relationship. One woman described her experience in this way:

Foundations of Accepting God’s Design

keys to self-acceptance
Your attitude about yourself has a profound influence on your attitudes toward God, your family, your friends, and your future.

Responding to Ridicule

what to do if you are mocked for unchangeable features
We’ve all felt the sting of ridicule. Observant children do not hesitate to bring embarrassing features into the spotlight. Bullies use words as weapons of intimidation. Spiteful teasing from friends and family members cuts away at our confidence.

Overcome Negative Thoughts

think on what is true, honest, just, pure, and lovely
Many people are tempted in this area, but Scripture tells us, “In thy [God’s] presence is fullness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures forevermore” (Psalm 16:11). We can be confident that the Lord wants us to be full of joy.
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