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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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.

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.

Keys to Avoiding Rebellion

tips for parents

When teens are asked about changes they would like to see in their parents’ lives, their wishes often fall into three basic categories. They wish their parents (especially their fathers) would (1) admit when they are wrong, (2) control their tempers, and (3) keep their promises.

Learning to Value God’s Word Above Riches

a testimony from the 2009 National Bible Bee champion

$100,000! Really?!

Understanding Financial Freedom

discover God’s plan for money

True financial freedom involves understanding and applying God’s principles for handling money. God’s Word mentions money more than eight hundred times—God is serious about teaching us the right way to handle money.

Tips for Writing a Four-Part Testimony

guidelines to keep in mind as you share with others

Here are a few basic guidelines to keep in mind when writing your own four-part testimony. 1. Have the right motive. The motive of your life testimony should be to glorify God, not yourself or your experiences, and certainly not your past failures.

Discover True Success

meditate on the Word of God

When God speaks of success in Scripture, He relates it to a focus on His Word and the inner activity of meditation.

Build Loving Family Relationships

nuturing acceptance and understanding within the family

One of the major struggles that most families experience is in the area of family relationships.

Understand Why God May Say “No”

trusting in God’s loving, omniscient response to prayer

There are many reasons why God might not respond to prayer with an affirmative answer. He may know that it is not the right time for the fulfillment of your request. He may know that what you desire is not His best for you. He also may withhold something because you have violated His ways.

Accepting God’s Assignments

finding success through surrender

Not long after reaching high-school age, I began to dread the questions my relatives, friends, and acquaintances frequently asked. “So, what are you going to do after graduation? What do you want to major in? What are your plans?”

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