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Dating

4 More Lies Pornography Told Me
Chris Hunt

4 More Lies Pornography Told Me

December 4, 2019 • Chris Hunt

Our society lies to us about the negative impact of pornography. Consider the real harm that viewing pornography creates in your life and relationships.

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Handling Conflict Constructively
Rev. Kelly Vander Woude

Handling Conflict Constructively

June 9, 2019 • Rev. Kelly Vander Woude

Do you struggle with how to handle conflict? Explore what God has to say about having the tough conversations to live in peace in our relationships.

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Marriage

Protecting Your Peace With Healthy Boundaries - 3 Steps to Dealing with Your Ex
Kim Sullivan

Protecting Your Peace With Healthy Boundaries - 3 Steps to Dealing with Your Ex

November 13, 2019 • Kim Sullivan

Are you struggling to create healthy boundaries with an ex-spouse? Setting boundaries can provide us with peace and create a safe space to find healing.

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While You Wait for Your Marriage to be Healed
Rev. Deb Koster

While You Wait for Your Marriage to be Healed

November 6, 2019 • Rev. Deb Koster

What can you do while you wait for God to bring healing to your broken marriage? Focus on personal healing as you prioritize God and trust his leading.

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Parenting

Embracing the Empty Nest
Kim Pronoitis, MA, LCPC

Embracing the Empty Nest

January 26, 2020 • Kim Pronoitis, MA, LCPC

Are you struggling with the idea of an empty nest? Consider the blessings that God has in store as children gain independence and transition out of the home.

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Serving with Children
Rev. Dr. Bret Lamsma

Serving with Children

January 22, 2020 • Rev. Dr. Bret Lamsma

Looking for ways to serve together with your children? Develop the habit of service and make an impact on your children as you serve God's world.

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Grandparenting

Navigating Political Discussions: Preserving Peace Around Your Holiday Table
Aneece Alicea,  MA, LMHC

Navigating Political Discussions: Preserving Peace Around Your Holiday Table

December 18, 2019 • Aneece Alicea, MA, LMHC

Are you worried about political conversations disturbing the peace around your holiday dinner table? Choose to look past issues to care for one another.

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Agreeing to Disagree
Kim Sullivan

Agreeing to Disagree

October 30, 2019 • Kim Sullivan

Do you have conflict with people in your life who hold opposing viewpoints? Consider how you can disagree in respectful ways to preserve relationships.

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Sexuality

How Does Pornography Affect the Viewer?
Rev. Jason Ruis

How Does Pornography Affect the Viewer?

September 25, 2019 • Rev. Jason Ruis

Do you wonder if pornography has negative effects on those who view it? Consider the ways that the viewer is impacted by the content that you consume.

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Four Lies You Should Believe to Ruin Your Sex Life
Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

Four Lies You Should Believe to Ruin Your Sex Life

September 8, 2019 • Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

Are you believing the lies that culture tells about sex? Consider how the root of these lies contrasts with scripture and undermines a healthy sex life.

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Spirituality

Becoming Part of a New Church Family
Kim Sullivan

Becoming Part of a New Church Family

January 15, 2020 • Kim Sullivan

Are you struggling with how to connect in a new church? Discover the importance of taking initiative and investing in ministry to build your community.

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Who is Directing Your Life?
Kathy Krentkowski, MA, LCPC, LMHC

Who is Directing Your Life?

January 12, 2020 • Kathy Krentkowski, MA, LCPC, LMHC

Are you frustrated with things not going as you would like them to go? Take an assessment of who you have directing your story and choose to let God lead.

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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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