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Dating

Break Free of Negative Thinking
Kim Pronoitis, MA, LCPC

Break Free of Negative Thinking

August 19, 2020 • Kim Pronoitis, MA, LCPC

Do you feel stuck in negative thinking? Learn to recognize negative patterns and confront them with the truth of scripture to develop healthy thinking.

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Who Am I Dating? Discover Their Secret Identity
Rev. Deb Koster

Who Am I Dating? Discover Their Secret Identity

August 9, 2020 • Rev. Deb Koster

Find out the real passions of those you are dating before you marry. Use these practical suggestions to get to know the qualities that guide their lives.

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Marriage

The Benefits of Praying Together
Rev. Steven Koster

The Benefits of Praying Together

September 9, 2020 • Rev. Steven Koster

Praying with someone else can often feel uncomfortable. Discover the blessing of praying together and develop spiritual intimacy in your relationship.

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Praying for Your Spouse
Rev. Steven Koster

Praying for Your Spouse

September 6, 2020 • Rev. Steven Koster

Praying with and for our spouse can produce anxiety because it brings a spiritual nakedness. Here are some ideas of how to better pray for your spouse.

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Parenting

Car Ride Conversations
Rev. Jason Ruis

Car Ride Conversations

September 20, 2020 • Rev. Jason Ruis

Too rushed for family devotions? Busy parents driving children from one event to another can use their time in the car for discipleship conversations.

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Parenting our Grieving Teens
Debi Mitchell, MS, LMFT

Parenting our Grieving Teens

August 26, 2020 • Debi Mitchell, MS, LMFT

Is your teen processing feelings of grief? Consider the role that you can play to help your teens process their feelings to navigate difficult season.

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Grandparenting

Managing Covid Conversations
Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

Managing Covid Conversations

August 16, 2020 • Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

Has COVID-19 become a source of tension in your relationships? Practice effective listening and speak your truth with love to help preserve relationships.

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Grand Parenting Little Ones in a Pandemic: Staying Connected
Rev. Katherine Hirschberg

Grand Parenting Little Ones in a Pandemic: Staying Connected

August 2, 2020 • Rev. Katherine Hirschberg

Are you struggling with how to stay connected to your grandchildren from a distance? Consider these great ways to stay connected and build relationships.

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Sexuality

Cultivating Intimacy in Your Marriage
Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

Cultivating Intimacy in Your Marriage

May 17, 2020 • Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

Struggling with intimacy in your marriage? God designed us for intimacy in body, mind, and Spirit. Marriages thrive when connection is made in all areas.

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Initiating Sex with Your Spouse
Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

Initiating Sex with Your Spouse

February 9, 2020 • Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

Do you struggle with initiating sex with your spouse? Choose to be vulnerable enough to seek physical connection and demonstrate love to your spouse.

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Spirituality

Set Aside Anxiety By Practicing Radical Acceptance
Jessica Parks, MSW, LCSW

Set Aside Anxiety By Practicing Radical Acceptance

September 27, 2020 • Jessica Parks, MSW, LCSW

Feeling frustrated with your life? Find peace in acknowledging your current experience to consistently and compassionately return your attention to God.

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Healing for Burnout in the Workplace
Kathy Krentkowski, MA, LCPC, LMHC

Healing for Burnout in the Workplace

September 23, 2020 • Kathy Krentkowski, MA, LCPC, LMHC

Is your workplace feeling stressful? Discover healing for burnout by caring for physical or emotional exhaustion and turning your stressors over to God.

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Recent Devotions

Rule the Words of My Mouth
Rev. Deb Koster

Rule the Words of My Mouth

August 13, 2015 • Rev. 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
Rev. Deb Koster

Seeking God First in Courtship

June 11, 2015 • Rev. 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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