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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How to Respond to Suffering

learning to obey four “impossible” commands

When we face disappointment and pain, how can we continue to trust God, give Him thanks, and choose to rejoice always?

In the Muddle of a Mess

keys for organizing the home

The house was a mess. The kids had made toy creations with the babysitter the night before, and now they were strung from one end of the house to the other, awaiting my admiration.

Insights Into Repentance

lessons from the prodigal son

Repentance is not a mechanical duty, but rather a heartfelt response to the conviction of sin. It involves not only grief over sin, but it also includes a decision to change one’s ways.

Courtship: The Basics

who, what, when, where, how, and why

WHO participates in courtship? An unmarried man The unmarried woman to whom God has drawn his heart Both sets of parents

Rewards for Keeping the Commands of Christ

treasures to reap when living by the words of Jesus

When we keep—that is, observe, remember, and apply—the commands of Jesus Christ, Scripture explains that many rewards will follow.

Read Psalms and Proverbs in a Month

deepen your prayer life and gain wisdom

The Books of Psalms and Proverbs divide nicely into daily readings that correspond with the dates of the month. The following reading plan is a great option for personal or family devotions. Each day you will read five Psalms and one chapter of Proverbs.

No One Can Serve Both God and Money

insights from the failure of Biblical characters

Loving God requires wholehearted commitment: heart, soul, mind, and strength. If we resist God’s control in any area of our lives, we foster weaknesses that lead to temptation and compromise.

The Importance of Confession

openness and brokenness in marriage

The enemy will do all he can to keep us from being open with our spouse about our sexual failures. Satan will convince us that confessing them will only bring hurt and confusion, that God has already forgiven us, and that it’s a sin of the past that has been dealt with.

Spiritual Gifts: The Basics

basic facts about spiritual gifts

WHAT are spiritual gifts?

How a Wife’s Attitudes Can Preserve Her Marriage

seven key areas of respect and submission

Many couples can trace the conflicts in their marriage to negative attitudes that slowly decayed their relationship. One woman described her experience in this way:

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