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 a Young Girl Chose to “Stand Alone”

a nine-year-old wisely rejected exposure to the occult

Ashley* was invited to a friend’s home for a slumber party, along with eighteen other nine-year-old girls. She joyfully accepted the invitation and then went to the party.

Living Demonstrations of God’s Love

learning to minister through God’s strength

Do you ever look back over the years and find yourself marveling at something amazing that God has done? If so, you’ll understand where our family now stands as we look back and see a special work God has done, and is still doing, despite our inadequacy.

Motivating a Teen to Rise Early

learning to make the most of each day

Rising early in the morning is one of the most productive disciplines a young person can establish. Help a teen realize what he will gain by getting up early and what he will lose if he habitually sleeps in too late.

We See Needs Differently

an illustration of spiritual gifts at work

A Christian’s motivational spiritual gift shapes his perspective on life.

Making Scripture a Priority

tips for family wisdom searches

A father who makes the Word of God a true priority in his life and his family establishes a foundation for success in his home.

Home: A Hospitality Center

welcoming family, friends, and neighbors

In Scripture, we are challenged to be “given to hospitality” (Romans 12:13). This focus begins with an attitude of welcome and generosity in the heart, which affects how we interact with people in every setting, including when we have guests in our homes.

A father and mother’s jurisdiction ends when they transfer authority in marriage or when they release an adult son or daughter for training, work, or ministry.

Compromise Destroys a Good Name

a challenge to live with integrity

A good name may come under attack at any time: accusations arise, pressures build, and crises happen. However, difficult circumstances alone cannot destroy a name. These challenges provide opportunities to demonstrate inner character qualities or reveal the lack thereof.

Encountering the Unexpected: Physical Challenges

facing ongoing medical needs and finding God in the midst of pain

My wife and I began our marriage with excitement, looking forward to serving together through an evangelistic ministry in prisons. All options seemed wide open, and with the birth of our first child, things seemed to get better all the time.

Resting in the Master’s Hands

learning to thrive in God’s will

When I was younger, I dreamed of doing something important with my life. When ATI newsletters arrived in the mail, I pored over the pictures of smiling young people involved in exciting ministry opportunities, and I longed to be in their shoes.

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