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As we have prayed over this ministry, the Holy Spirit has revealed three core biblical principles upon which all our programs must be built.
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Explore the beauty of God's design, establish godly lives, and exude God's love.

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At Living by Design Ministries, we believe God’s Word is the only source of absolute truth in a world that praises tolerance and ambiguity. We exist to help women of all ages open their Bibles, understand what they are reading, and apply the freeing truths to their lives. – Sarah Koontz, Founder

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The Living by Design Blog

 Articles on the  Living by Design Blog are packed with heart-focused content, practical solutions for real-life, and Bible-based training. The Bible is packed with spiritual nourishment; our aim is to provide resources to help you break it down into bite-sized pieces that are easy to digest. 

What Does the Bible Say About Church Membership?

By Jenny Marcelene One in four adults who regularly attend church often mix attending online with in-person attendance.  Twenty-three percent of churchgoers bounce from church to church—and Millienials (ages 25–40) rank highest in this church-jumping habit. While this may seem like a modern take on church membership, this could reveal a misunderstanding of God’s design

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Three Reminders for When We Feel Discouraged

By Jennifer Jabbour When God gives us a vision, it’s exhilarating (and sometimes scary!), but we long to please our Father. We desire to hear those coveted words, “Well done, my good and faithful servant” (Mt 5:21). But what do we do when we’re met with resistance? When life happens despite our calling? Or when

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A Biblical 5-Step Process for Giving Advice

Article by: Sarah Koontz, Founder of Living by Design Ministries Recently, I resolved to curb my nasty habit of offering unsolicited advice. Unfortunately, I’ve got decades of experience giving unwanted advice, so it wasn’t easy to wean myself off. If you have a problem, I have a solution. It’s how my brain works.  I know

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Breaking Free from Shame and Condemnation

By Bethany Broderick I sat alert at my desk in the front of Mrs. Hinton’s Bible class. She stood before 20 distracted (and slightly smelly) middle schoolers and pointed to a map of ancient Israel on the board.  “Take out your colored pencils and shade the different lots for each tribe of Israel,” she instructed. 

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5 Biblical Truths to Help You Replace Grumbling with Gratitude

By Susan L Davis My life was a symphony of complaints. The job, kids, home, dog, and husband—nothing escaped my grumbling. Waiting in line? Cue the internal monologue of grievances. Behind polite smiles, my mind spun a web of negativity.  Then, in an unexpected turn of events, I found Jesus.  I realized the Bible doesn’t

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