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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

Rules for Fair Fighting: Rule #6
Deb Koster

Rules for Fair Fighting: Rule #6

September 6, 2018 • Deb Koster

Ever find yourself getting defensive and reacting in anger? Discover the value of lowering your voice and maintaining a calm presence in your relationship.

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Rules for Fair Fighting: Rule #9
Rev. Steven Koster

Rules for Fair Fighting: Rule #9

September 6, 2018 • Rev. Steven Koster

Forgiving can be difficult, but God equips us to forgive. Choose to forgive one another with the grace that we have received through Jesus Christ.

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Parenting

Relinquishing Control
Dr. Robert Ritzema, PHD

Relinquishing Control of Adult Children

September 19, 2018 • Dr. Robert Ritzema, PHD

Letting go of our adult children can be difficult. Learn how trusting God and praying a prayer of relinquishment can offer you freedom and peace.

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When an Adult Child is Mentally Ill : Dos and Don'ts of Responding
Dr. Robert Ritzema, PHD

When an Adult Child is Mentally Ill : Dos and Don'ts of Responding

August 29, 2018 • Dr. Robert Ritzema, PHD

Are you struggling with how to respond to an adult child diagnosed with a mental illness? Discover wisdom for how best to support and encourage them.

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Grandparenting

Loving the Enemy
Rev. Kelly Vander Woude

Loving the Enemy

August 19, 2018 • Rev. Kelly Vander Woude

Do you have people in your life who are difficult to live with? Consider how God calls and equips us to respond to one another with the love of Jesus.

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Being Grandma, Not the Babysitter
Dr. Robert Ritzema, PHD

Being Grandma, Not the Babysitter

July 2, 2018 • Dr. Robert Ritzema, PHD

Are you a grandparent who is always made to step in to babysit? Consider how you can come alongside to offer care while setting loving, respectful limits.

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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

Finding Peace Amid Pain
Rev. Kelly Vander Woude

Finding Peace Amid Pain

September 16, 2018 • Rev. Kelly Vander Woude

Do you struggle with chronic pain or illness? Discover how God can work through your suffering and ultimately lead you to a place of peace even amid pain.

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Moving the Body to Heal the Mind
Kim Pronoitis, MA, LCPC

Moving the Body to Heal the Mind

August 15, 2018 • Kim Pronoitis, MA, LCPC

Are you or a friend struggling with mental health concerns? Consider exercise as an important way to care for your body and bring healing to your mind.

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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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