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Dating

Finding a Healthy Self-Image
Rev. Kelly Vander Woude

Finding a Healthy Self-Image

May 21, 2018 • Rev. Kelly Vander Woude

Do you struggle with a negative body image? Consider the wisdom of Psalm 139 to discover your God-given identity and begin to see yourself as God does.

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Advice for High School Dating
Rev. Kelly Vander Woude

Advice for High School Dating

March 5, 2018 • Rev. Kelly Vander Woude

Wondering what advice would be helpful for navigating high school dating relationships? Consider this biblical wisdom for a healthy perspective on dating.

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Marriage

Your Marriage: Covenant, or Contract?
Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

Your Marriage: Covenant, or Contract?

May 14, 2018 • Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

Don't let your marriage become only a temporary contract. Choose to make your marriage healthier by placing God at the center of your marriage covenant.

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Striving to Be One
Rev. Kelly Vander Woude

Striving to Be One

February 22, 2018 • Rev. Kelly Vander Woude

Do you struggle with unity in your marriage? Explore ways that you can follow God's desire to build interdependence into your marriage relationship.

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Parenting

Summer Goals: Time to Focus
Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Summer Goals: Time to Focus

June 21, 2018 • Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

How could you use the unstructured days of summer to foster learning in your family? Explore ways that you can get intentional about growing spiritually.

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Cultivating Our Kids
Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Cultivating Our Kids

June 18, 2018 • Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Gardening and parenting share a lot in common. Looking at John 15 we can see how God the Father tends us like a gardener and models parenting for us.

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Grandparenting

Making the most of living with extended family
Donna Southard, MA, LCPC, Family Therapist

Making the most of living with extended family

April 19, 2018 • Donna Southard, MA, LCPC, Family Therapist

Living with extended family can be a challenge and a blessing. Discover healthy guidelines for creating an environment of mutual cooperation and respect.

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The Art of Aging Gracefully
Rev. Dr. Bret Lamsma

The Art of Aging Gracefully

April 5, 2018 • Rev. Dr. Bret Lamsma

Are you struggling with growing older and aging gracefully? As you mourn the loss of youth, appreciate how age brings new opportunities and blessings.

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Sexuality

Sex: It doesn’t Mean What You Think It Means
Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

Sex: It doesn’t Mean What You Think It Means

March 22, 2018 • Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

Does your spouse look at sexuality differently than you? Learn how your spouse approaches sex to create a healthy sexual relationship in marriage.

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Too Busy for Sex?
Rev. Kelly Vander Woude

Too Busy for Sex?

January 25, 2018 • Rev. Kelly Vander Woude

Are your married lives too busy for sex? Build intimacy into your daily lives to guide your relationship to be all that God designed marriage to be.

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Spirituality

I Didn’t Sign Up For This
Matthew Potter, MEd, LCPC

I Didn’t Sign Up For This

June 7, 2018 • Matthew Potter, MEd, LCPC

Are you struggling with life's detours? Life is not a direct and even course, expect that there will be detours but know God walks through them with you.

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The Life that Could Have Been: Walking Through Miscarriage
Karen Krygsheld, MSW, LCSW

The Life that Could Have Been: Walking Through Miscarriage

May 31, 2018 • Karen Krygsheld, MSW, LCSW

Has someone you love experienced a miscarriage? Consider how you can come alongside those who have experienced loss and support them as they grieve.

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Recent Devotions

Rule the Words of My Mouth
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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How We Communicate Has Consequences
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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Seeking God First in Courtship
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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