Institute in Basic Life Principles

Giving the World a "New" Approach to Life!

Life Questions

This knowledge base of questions has been taken from past and present IBLP publications, as well as powerful testimonies from IBLP alumni. It provides Biblical answers to real life questions.

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How Spiritual Gifts Work

using the gifts in the context of God’s love

Those who receive God’s gift of salvation in Christ are granted spiritual gifts that enable them to play key roles in the life of the Church.

Understanding Five Life Roles

become a successful person, provider, proclaimer, partner, parent

There are five basic roles in life that each person can fulfill or help others fulfill. These life roles include being a mature person, a skilled provider, an effective proclaimer of truth, a loving marriage partner, and a wise parent.

Find Freedom From Lust

victory is possible through Jesus Christ

Sin in our lives is similar to a ring in a bull’s nose. Just as the ring empowers the owner to lead the bull around at his own will, so Satan is able to lead us wherever he pleases when we allow sin to stay in our lives.

How to Conquer Discouragement

steps to victory

When you are discouraged or depressed, what should you do? Should you sit around and wait for God to act, or is there something you can do to resist the devil and reject his influence in your life?

Insights Into the Chain of Command

accepting a place under authority

Jesus once praised a Roman centurion for his faith in Jesus’ authority: “. . . Jesus . . .

Our Choices Affect Our Children

moral purity provides protection

When Satan binds a father through hidden sin, he is free to enter the lives of each family member to torment them. Struggles in a child’s life such as rebellion, lying, fears, moral failures, and other problems are often a direct result of hidden sins in the father’s life.

The Myth of the Perfect Family

overcoming the dangers of comparison

Do you ever feel the pressure of comparing your family with others and realizing that you do not measure up to what you see? We all have dreams of what our ideal family life would be.

Motivating Children to Learn

life experience from a mother of eight

In teaching our eight children, I struggle when it comes to “forcing” children to do what they do not want to do. However, I know there are certain things my children need to know, and I am adamant about teaching them those things.

From Darkness Into Light

deliverance from the deception of New Age thinking

On January 1, 1983, Marci and I posted our New Year’s resolutions on the wall. We had set goals in several areas of our lives: business, personal growth, family, etc.

Help Your Husband Be a Spiritual Leader

following, respecting, and encouraging your husband’s leadership

In Scripture we find a model for the complementary roles of a husband and wife. The man provides servant leadership and the woman responds with reverent submission and assistance:

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