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 Moral Freedom

the power to do what is right

Moral freedom is not the right to do what you want—it is the strength to do what is right. Moral freedom is not the absence of restraint, but rather it is a resolve to honor God’s design of purity and holiness.

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.

Ten Characteristics of God-Honoring Giving

reflecting God’s extravagant generosity

A life of generosity reflects God’s nature in a special way. Are you eager to give to meet the needs of others?

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.

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.

How a Young Boy Chose to “Stand Alone”

a first-grader rejected evil and upheld righteousness

A first-grade boy was in a public school classroom with twenty-eight other children. When the Halloween season arrived, the teacher and the class thought that it would be fun to color pictures of ghosts, witches, and jack o’ lanterns.

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:

Living Within Your Income

a key to financial freedom

Learning to live within your income involves recognizing your true needs and practicing contentment when those needs are met. This discipline helps you avoid debt and allows you to share surplus resources with those in need.

Winning the War Against Lust

summoning reinforcements for individual “battles”

Accountability is more than going to a brother or sister in the Lord and confessing failure. Accountability is going to them in the middle of a battle, before we’ve fallen, and asking for their help.

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