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Dating

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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Celebrating Singleness: Dating is Not a Goal
Rev. Deb Koster

Celebrating Singleness: Dating is Not a Goal

May 8, 2019 • Rev. Deb Koster

Are you eager to leave a life of singleness and step into a relationship? Consider this Biblical wisdom to discover what might be the best life choice.

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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

Creating Respectful Children in a Disrespectful World
Kim Sullivan

Creating Respectful Children in a Disrespectful World

November 17, 2019 • Kim Sullivan

How will you guide your child to treat others with respect? Choose to model basic respect for all human beings as each of us is made by God in his image.

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Should Christians Celebrate Halloween?
Rev. Joel Vande Werken

Should Christians Celebrate Halloween?

October 27, 2019 • Rev. Joel Vande Werken

Should Christians participate in celebrating Halloween? Thoughtfully consider the trajectory of your family's choices in exercising your Christian freedom.

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Grandparenting

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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A Biblical Guide to Conflict Resolution
Aneece Alicea

A Biblical Guide to Conflict Resolution

August 25, 2019 • Aneece Alicea

Are you having conflict in a relationship? Explore this wisdom from scripture to provide healthy guidelines for managing conflict and finding peace.

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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

Learning to Practice Self-Care
Rev. Deb Koster

Learning to Practice Self-Care

November 10, 2019 • Rev. Deb Koster

Are you feeling depleted, like you are running on empty? Consider the importance of self-care so you can have the abundant life God desires for you.

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4 Tips To Help Families Cope With the Loss of a Pet
Kim Sullivan

4 Tips To Help Families Cope With the Loss of a Pet

October 20, 2019 • Kim Sullivan

Do you know a family that is grieving the loss of a pet? Our God made every living creature and he cares about every tear that we shed in our lives.

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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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