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Dating

Kaitlin Lubben

Guidelines for Communicating in Dating Relationships

April 3, 2017 • Kaitlin Lubben

Do you struggle to communicate well in your dating relationships? Consider this wisdom for helping you to move past challenges and tune in to one another.

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Rev. Joel Vande Werken

Before You Say "I Do" Catch the Big Picture

January 19, 2017 • Rev. Joel Vande Werken

What is marriage about anyway? Consider asking the big questions about how God views the meaning and purpose of marriage before stepping into relationship.

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Marriage

Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

Your Money Or Your Marriage?

April 24, 2017 • Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

Since money is one of the primary causes of marital conflict, couples should follow godly principles and practice teamwork in their handling of finances.

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Rev. Steven Koster

Why Pastors Have Affairs: Sacred Boundaries and Sexual Abuse

March 30, 2017 • Rev. Steven Koster

Why do pastors have affairs? Explore the intellectual, emotional, physical, and spiritual doors of intimacy you open and close to safeguard your marriage.

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Parenting

Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Trusting God with Our Children

April 27, 2017 • Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Our circumstances can feel overwhelming, but God calls us to trust his plan and rest in his control. In prayer we find God faithful to carry our burdens.

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Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Go Outside: Engaging Children in Creation

April 10, 2017 • Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Do you struggle with children who want to stay inside all day? Discover the blessing of time spent enjoying God's world to broaden their horizons.

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Grandparenting

Rev. Joel Vande Werken

Finding the Ability to Love Well at Christmas

December 22, 2016 • Rev. Joel Vande Werken

Does your Christmas feel like it is more about stress than love? Let the wisdom from Romans 12 guide your family to love more like Jesus desires for us.

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Bob Ritzema

Ten Suggestions for Scheduling Family Holiday Gatherings

December 1, 2016 • Bob Ritzema

Planning for family gatherings during the holidays can be challenging. Use these ten suggestions to avoid scheduling pitfalls and promote family unity.

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Sexuality

Rev. Steven Koster

Sex is God’s Idea: Sexuality is Part of God’s Perfect Plan

March 13, 2017 • Rev. Steven Koster

Our culture has a very distorted view of sexuality. Discover God's design for sexuality and learn the importance of a vital sex life for a great marriage.

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Bob Ritzema

The First Step Towards Freedom from Pornography

February 2, 2017 • Bob Ritzema

Do you know someone who thinks pornography is harmless? Consider the damage that pornography does to relationships and commit to God's plan for sexuality.

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Spirituality

Kim Sullivan

Living Our Easter Identity: How Christ's Death and Resurrection Changes Us

April 20, 2017 • Kim Sullivan

Christ's death and resurrection may seem like a distant event without relevance for us. Consider how these pivotal events guide our lives and transform us.

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Kim Sullivan

Living Our Easter Identity: The Impact of Christ's Dying Words

April 17, 2017 • Kim Sullivan

Last words can tell a lot about a person. See how Christ's last words from the cross demonstrate his priorities and give us encouragement for the future.

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Recent Devotions

Deb Koster

Rule the Words of My Mouth

August 13, 2015
Deb Koster

Psalm 19:12-14

Do you ever say words you regret? Consider what scripture says about our speech and learn to use words with care so that God is glorified in our speech.

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Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

How We Communicate Has Consequences

July 30, 2015
Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Proverbs 15:1-4

Struggling to communicate with your family? Consider this Biblical wisdom for establishing healthy boundaries to create loving communication in your home.

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Deb Koster

Seeking God First in Courtship

June 11, 2015
Deb Koster

Matthew 6: 25-34

Has your dating relationship become more important than God? Consider Biblical wisdom for keeping your priorities aligned so that God is sought first.

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