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Help Each Other Grow Up in Faith

Apr 4, 2019 | |Dennis and Barbara Rainey, Co-Founders of FamilyLife

But above all these things put on love, which is the bond of perfection. – Colossians 3:14   Do you want to grow up in your faith? Do you and your spouse desire to the know the deep joy that comes from maturing in your relationship with God?If so, I have an insider’s secret that ...

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The Virtuous Wife of Proverbs

Who can find a virtuous wife? For her worth is far above rubies. The heart of her husband safely trusts her – Proverbs 31:10-11 (NKJV)   Many outstanding godly women appear throughout the Bible, but the virtuous wife described here merits special praise (Prov. 31:29). This woman is not an actual woman, but rather an ...

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How Did Forty-Seven Scholars Create a Biblical Masterpiece?

In 1604, King James I of England invited bitter religious rivals to a conference at Hampton Court. The Puritans who attended the conference hoped to persuade the king to support their Geneva Bible instead of the Bishops’ Bible used by the Church of England. Their hopes were quickly dashed.   King James commissioned a new ...

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What Does God Want Us to Understand About Community?

The New King James Study Bible shines a spotlight on the apostle Paul’s call for fellowship and unity in his letters to the Corinthian church. This timely emphasis resonates powerfully in a culture so full of division and entrenched opposition. A closer look at the apostle Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians reveals three key ...

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Which Bible Characters Struggled with Depression?

The heroes of the faith loom so large in the consciousness of believers that it often comes as a surprise—and a comforting reassurance—to realize that they were every bit as human as we are. After all, if God worked in the midst of their struggles and weaknesses to accomplish his will—often in extraordinary ways—he can ...

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A Biblical Prescription for Parenting Children

Train up a child in the way he should go, And when he is old he will not depart from it. – Proverbs 22:6 (NKJV)   This proverb sets out two stages in the process of godly child rearing: first, the method, “Train up a child in the way he should go”; and second, the ...

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The Biblical Role of the Parents

My son, hear the instruction of your father, And do not forsake the law of your mother; – Proverbs 1:8 (NKJV)    While fathers are often identified as the parents responsible for setting the pattern for child rearing, mothers usually do much more of the training and instructing of families’ children. Mothers and fathers need ...

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Who Was Eve?

Where Does Eve Appear in the Bible? The bulk of Eve’s story is contained in Genesis 2–3. Who Was Eve? Eve was the second human being God created, and her origin is unique in the history of humankind. She wasn’t formed from the dust of the ground, as Adam was. But she wasn’t born, either, ...

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Who Was Moses?

Where Does Moses Appear in the Bible? The story of Moses begins in Exodus 1 and stretches across the books of Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy. Who Was Moses? Moses was born to Hebrew slaves in Egypt, seemingly at the worst possible time. Pharaoh, the ruler of Egypt, had ordered all Hebrew male babies to be ...

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Five Guidelines for Building a Strong Marriage

Apr 4, 2019 | |Dennis and Barbara Rainey, Co-Founders of FamilyLife

As Jesus recalls the melodrama of God’s presentation of Eve to Adam, He says, “But from the Beginning of creation, God ‘made them male and female.’ “For this reason, a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife and the two shall become one flesh” (Mark 10:6-8). This passage presents ...