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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

Communication Basics
Kathy Krentkowski, MA, LCPC, LMHC

Communication Basics

October 24, 2018 • Kathy Krentkowski, MA, LCPC, LMHC

How healthy is the communication in your relationship? Get back to the basics of healthy communication to improve the health of your communication.

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Weathering the Storms of Life as A Couple
Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

Weathering the Storms of Life as A Couple

October 10, 2018 • Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

Has your life hit a difficult storm? Consider the importance of facing those challenges as a team and learn how your marriage can navigate the obstacles.

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Parenting

How Parents Can Help Teens Redeem Their Use of Technology
Courtney Miner, BS, Therapist Intern

How Parents Can Help Teens Redeem Their Use of Technology

November 4, 2018 • Jessica Parks, MSW, LCSW

Looking for guidelines to help your children manage technology in healthy ways? Consider God's call to be stewards of his gifts and choose wise limits.

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Kids and Chores
Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Kids and Chores

October 17, 2018 • Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Should children be made to do chores? Consider the blessings that are gained when children are given responsibilities in caring for the household.

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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

Being Grandma, Not the Babysitter

July 2, 2018 • Dr. Robert Ritzema

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

Challenging the Myths of Talking to Your Kids About Sex
Deb Koster

Challenging the Myths of Talking to Your Kids About Sex

October 31, 2018 • Deb Koster

Are you wondering how to talk with your children about sex? Debunk the myths and discover how you can bring God's truth to every aspect of family life.

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Couples Who Cannot Have Sex
Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

Couples Who Cannot Have Sex

October 28, 2018 • Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

How do you care for physical needs in marriage when a spouse is not able to have sex? Put aside guilt and discover the intimacy God desires for marriage.

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Spirituality

Obtaining a New Mancard: Facing Unemployment
Rev. Kelly Vander Woude

Obtaining a New Mancard: Facing Unemployment

November 14, 2018 • Rev. Kelly Vander Woude

Unemployment can sometimes leave us feeling like a failure and even threaten our sense of worth. Consider how God defines our identity and follow his lead.

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What to do with the Wintertime Blues
Debi Mitchell, MS, LMFT

What to do with the Wintertime Blues

November 11, 2018 • Debi Mitchell, MS, LMFT

Do you struggle with finding your joy in the wintertime? Discover wisdom for helping you cope with Seasonal Affective Disorder and rediscover joy and hope.

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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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