Discern - July/August 2016

July/August 2016

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7 Characteristics of Healthy Families
7 Characteristics of Healthy Families

The Bible has much to say about how to have a healthy family. Studying the common traits shared by successful families can help you strengthen your family.

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New Nuclear Arms Race
New Nuclear Arms Race

New nuclear weapons, vast spending, unstable nations and shocking rhetoric are stoking fears of a new nuclear arms race. What’s the solution?


Lessons I Learned From My Parents
Relationships  Lessons I Learned From My Parents

One way of teaching our children values is to repeat (or not repeat) what we learned from our parents. My parents taught by saying “we do this because ...”

The Sabbath: A Blessing for Families
Bible  The Sabbath: A Blessing for Families

Could a maligned ancient law actually be a key to better family life in the high-tension 21st century? Sabbath rest can be a blessing for children—and parents.

The Prodigal Son: Parable With Overlooked Meaning
Change  The Prodigal Son: Parable With Overlooked Meaning

The parable of the prodigal son is one of the most famous of all Christ’s teachings, and it provides a neglected lesson that remains relevant for us today.

Parable of the Good Samaritan: Tests of Character
Change  Parable of the Good Samaritan: Tests of Character

How do we grow in godly character? The parable of the Good Samaritan forces us to recognize the power of context as we face tests of character.

How to Become a Saint
Change  How to Become a Saint

In common usage, a saint is a rare, almost otherworldly creature. It’s not something many aspire to. But a Christian must learn how to become a saint.



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