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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Receiving Precious Gifts

learning to rejoice in God’s gift of children

In 2003, our home was filled with growing children. Things were always in motion—children playing, fighting, enjoying the freshness of life, and getting into mischief. Our oldest daughter was nine while the youngest of our seven children was still nursing.

How to Write a Four-Part Testimony

communicating how God has worked in your life

No one else has had the unique set of experiences that God has given to you. However, many people have had similar experiences and will identify with your problems, because “there hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man” (I Corinthians 10:13).

Living Victoriously With Physical Defects

building trust in your Designer

Birthmarks, disabilities, deformities, and other needs cause us to ask searching questions. Why would a loving, all-powerful Creator God allow imperfections to exist?

Finding God’s Best in Love

the blessings of seeking God’s will in marriage

As a young man, I was committed to finding God’s best in marriage. I had learned about the principles of courtship and was eagerly anticipating what God would do in this area of my life.

Courtship: A Father’s Role

guiding children through the journey of finding a life partner

God has given my wife and I four lovely daughters. When the time was right, they each learned about the concepts of courtship, and they signed a commitment to uphold Biblical concepts of courtship in relationships.

Attitudes for Gaining a Clear Conscience

putting the beatitudes to work in your life

When you ask a person to forgive you, he will recognize how far you’ve come in developing the following attitudes. Jesus spoke of these attitudes in the Sermon on the Mount (see Matthew 5:3–12), stating that those who possess them are blessed.

From the width of a person’s smile, to the texture of his hair, to the length of his nose, many people struggle with accepting God’s design. God has created each of us with unique features. How should we respond to what we perceive as “defects”?

Identify Your Basic Motivation

use questions to discover your motivational gift

Many Christians demonstrate Godly qualities that are associated with several different motivational gifts; thus, an individual may have difficulty identifying his or her motivational gift and may be confus

When Asked to Do Wrong

responding to authorities when you cannot follow their direction

Has your boss ever asked you to do something that you think is wrong? Have your parents asked you to do something wrong? What should you do?

Combating Temptation With Accountability

how a father and sons banded together against the lure of sin

There was a time when I gave in to temptations often. I couldn’t find a way to resist them. This pattern continued for a few years, until my dad suggested that each son in our family become an accountability partner for a brother during the week.

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