Recent Articles


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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Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

Before You Say "I Do" Ask The Big Questions

January 16, 2017 • Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

Wondering if this is the right person to marry? Consider how your thoughts align in these critical areas before walking down the aisle and saying "I do".

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Rev. Steven Koster

Are Marriages 50/50 Relationships?

February 20, 2017 • Rev. Steven Koster

Is marriage a 50/50 relationship? Consider some wisdom on the hazards of drawing lines in your relationships to guide your marriage in a healthy way.

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Deb Koster

Marriage Conflict: Why Do We Fight?

February 16, 2017 • Deb Koster

Do you find yourself getting dragged into the same arguments? Consider exploring the root of those problems to find their source and improve your marriage.

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Deb Koster

Parenting: Whose Homework is This?

February 9, 2017 • Deb Koster

Do you have a child who struggles with homework? Consider this wisdom for helping your children learn to claim responsibility for their own work.

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Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Evaluating our Schedule and Choosing to Cut Back

January 30, 2017 • Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Is your schedule becoming a burden for your family? Consider asking some reflective questions to help your family find priorities that bring honor to God.

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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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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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Chris Hunt

4 Lies Porn Told Me, and the Truth that Set Me Free

October 17, 2016 • Chris Hunt

Is pornography a struggle for someone you love? Consider the lies that pornography teaches and discover the blessing of freedom from addiction in Christ.

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Deb Koster

Guidance for Making Difficult Decisions

January 23, 2017 • Deb Koster

Are you overwhelmed with making difficult decisions? Consider how you can follow God's leading as you navigate the tough choices that you face.

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Debi Mitchell, MS, LMFT

Helping a Child Grieve

January 9, 2017 • Debi Mitchell, MS, LMFT

It is painful to see our children grieving loss. Consider the uniqueness of the grieving process for children and discover how you can come alongside them.

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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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