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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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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.
December 7, 2018 • Nadia Swearingen-Friesen
Does your blended family create holiday celebration challenges? Let God's grace guide your interactions and choose to maintain a healthy perspective.
December 2, 2018 • Rev. Michael VanderLaan
Is your family getting financially lost in debt? Choose to place your finances in God's hands and create a plan for getting financially healthy.
December 9, 2018 • Nadia Swearingen-Friesen
Do you wonder if holiday traditions are worth the hassle? Follow the example of our God who drew near to us and draw near to him and to one another.
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December 5, 2018 • Rev. Michael VanderLaan
Holiday advertising can foster discontentment within us. Choose to guide your family away from entitlement to find joy and contentment in God's presence.
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.
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.
October 31, 2018 • Rev. 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.
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.
November 25, 2018 • Debi Mitchell, MS, LMFT
Are you struggling to see past your challenges? Follow God's leading to find joy in your life by changing the focus of your thoughts to savor the moments.
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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August 13, 2015 • Rev. Deb Koster
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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July 30, 2015 • Nadia Swearingen-Friesen
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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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.