Institute in Basic Life Principles

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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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Strengthening Family Relationships

discover the keys of prayer and love

All too often, God’s people lose generation after generation to the distractions and cares of this life, bringing up children who leave faith behind as they reach adulthood. We want our children to continue on in the faith. This outcome does not happen by accident.

Becoming an “Energy-Giver”

sharing God’s endless love with others

An energy-giver is someone who loves God with all of his heart and therefore turns to love his neighbor as he loves himself.

Share Spoken Blessings With Children

how to intercede for children with words of blessing

All of us have opportunities to bless children. If you are a parent, God has given you the responsibility to teach your children the ways of God. (See Deuteronomy 6:6–7.) Giving a spoken blessing can be a tool in this training.

Hindrances to Communication in Marriage

hurts that tempt your spouse to stop offering you counsel

When the trust in a marriage relationship is damaged by unresolved conflicts, the couple usually becomes unwilling to share openly with each other.

Motivating a Teen to Choose Wise Friends

demonstrate true friendship and offer counsel

Friendships are some of the most powerful influences in life, because friends greatly impact a person’s development and decisions. Scripture instructs us with these words: “He that walketh with wise men shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be destroyed” (Proverbs 13:20).

A Biblical Lifestyle Reflects All the Spiritual Gifts

honoring God and others with our words and actions

The ultimate expression of every spiritual gift is personified in Jesus Christ.

Apply God’s Word to Your Life

the most challenging and critical step of meditation

As you meditate on a passage of Scripture, ideas about how you can apply its truth will come to your mind. Write them down!

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.

Discerning the Benefits of Problems

finding God’s grace in hard places

We all want quick solutions to our problems. We want to be free of the pressure caused by problems and conflicts, but God wants to use that pressure to lead us to spiritual maturity.

Responsibilities, Rights, and Expectations

understanding the difference

Conflicts are usually the result of fumbled responsibilities, trampled rights, and unfulfilled expectations. If you can learn to acknowledge and identify these factors, you’ll gain insights into resolving the anger and worry that plague many relationships.

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