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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Understanding Adversity

recognize and appreciate God’s purposes for difficulties

James the Apostle recommended a surprising response to troubles: “My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations; knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience.

Key Purposes for Spiritual Gifts

edifying the Church, bringing glory to God

God has given us spiritual gifts for many purposes. Ultimately, all of these gifts have been provided to equip us to glorify God.

The Common Traits of Mercy-Givers

learn about the characteristics of those with the spiritual gift of mercy

Following are some traits commonly observed in those who have the motivational spiritual gift of mercy. These traits can be used to benefit others, or they can be misused and thereby cause discord in the Body of Christ.

Meeting Your Husband’s Seven Basic Needs

how to be a Godly wife

As a wife, you are uniquely qualified to fully meet your husband’s needs and cause him to “rejoice in the wife of his youth” (Proverbs 5:18).

Evidences of Anger

signals of an inner struggle with wrath

Anger is hard to hide. A person who struggles with unresolved anger and wrath will demonstrate a variety of behaviors that indicate his inner battle.

Turning the Heart of Your “King”

when a husband is unrepentant over moral failure

Through our counseling ministry, I have spoken with countless women about their family’s journey to moral freedom.

Five Types of Fools

simple, silly, sensual, scorning, and steadfast fools

In the Old Testament, the word fool is actually a translation of five different Hebrew words that reflect subtle differences in “types” of fools.

Structures of Authority

order in the home, church, workplace, and government

Recognizing and obeying the one in charge brings security and order to a group. Each person looks to the leader for direction and accountability, and he or she provides guidance for working through questions or problems that arise.

Characteristics of an Angry Person

evidences of an angry spirit

A person who has a spirit of anger usually demonstrates one or more of the following characteristics.

Friendship

understanding four levels of friendship

Friendships are important to God because of the tremendous influence they hold over our lives. We often make many decisions based on the counsel of friends, and through friendship, we can significantly impact the lives of others.

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