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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Motivating a Teen to Get to Bed Early

understand the value of rest and meditation on Scripture

Many young people prefer to stay up late and to sleep in late, but these habits are not ones that will lead them to success! Helping teens learn the discipline of getting to bed early and rising early sets them on track to establish healthful disciplines and to learn the value of time.

Home: A Worship Center

caring for the spiritual needs of your family

We often think of the home as a place in which basic needs are met, especially the physical needs of food, rest, and shelter. Your home can also be a place where your family’s foundational spiritual needs are met through devotional times, discussions, and other activities.

Differences Between Eastern and Biblical Meditation

emptying the mind vs. filling the soul with truth

Today there are many forms of meditation, particularly those associated with Eastern religions, which are not in line with what the Bible describes as meditation.

Deepen Friendships Through Creative Questions

sharpening conversational skills

One key to beginning and building friendships is the ability to ask good questions. By learning to use questions as tools for getting to know others, you’ll learn to be at ease during conversations.

Lists, Lessons, and Lasting Love

a wife shares her journey of rebuilding a marriage

Do you have a list? Not one of those “honey-do” lists of what we would like to have done around the house, like fixing the dripping faucet or cleaning the garage. I’m talking about a list of your husband’s failures.

Immorality Can Lead to Financial Troubles

a husband’s actions and a wife’s responses

A couple who is struggling financially should look beyond the numbers and discern if there are other issues that need to be resolved. For example, when a man struggles with moral impurity, his bondage to sin affects every aspect of his life, including his marriage and finances.

Christ’s Unchangeable Features

God’s design in the life of Christ

Unchangeable features such as family, ethnicity, and time in history have a great influence in our lives. Sometimes these characteristics are difficult to accept. They can bring challenges into our lives and cause others to reject us.

Self-Rejection Can Lead to Financial Troubles

a husband’s actions and a wife’s responses

When a man struggles with self-rejection or a sense that his wife is rejecting him, his attitudes affect every aspect of his life, including his marriage and finances.

It is important to distinguish between an authority’s position under God and his human personality. We are to reverence his position, even though at the same time we may be very aware of his personal weaknesses and failures.

Ideas for Family Devotions

tailor devotional routines to meet your family’s needs

Many parents wonder what they should do during family devotional times. There are no simple answers, since endless options allow each family to customize their time together.

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