Recent Articles

Dating

Rev. Joel Vande Werken

Before You Say "I Do" Catch the Big Picture

January 19, 2017 • Rev. Joel Vande Werken

What is marriage about anyway? Consider asking the big questions about how God views the meaning and purpose of marriage before stepping into relationship.

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Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

Before You Say "I Do" Ask The Big Questions

January 16, 2017 • Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

Wondering if this is the right person to marry? Consider how your thoughts align in these critical areas before walking down the aisle and saying "I do".

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Marriage

Deb Koster

A Christian Response to Bad Behavior

January 12, 2017 • Deb Koster

Do you struggle with how to deal with other people's bad behavior? Discover how Christians are to live in relationships and find ways to bridge divisions.

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Debi Mitchell, MS, LMFT

Helping Your Marriage Navigate PTSD

December 29, 2016 • Debi Mitchell, MS, LMFT

PTSD can be hard on a marriage. Consider this wisdom from scripture to help build an effective game plan for reducing anxiety and restoring relationship.

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Parenting

Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Parenting Through Exhaustion

January 2, 2017 • Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Are you feeling overwhelmed by the never ending tasks of parenting. Find encouragement and strength for each day through a relationship rooted in God.

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Chris Hunt

Navigating the Holidays as a Single Parent

December 19, 2016 • Chris Hunt

Single parenting is difficult during the holidays. God does not leave us alone, he gives hope beyond merely coping to find a better future for your family.

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Grandparenting

Rev. Joel Vande Werken

Finding the Ability to Love Well at Christmas

December 22, 2016 • Rev. Joel Vande Werken

Does your Christmas feel like it is more about stress than love? Let the wisdom from Romans 12 guide your family to love more like Jesus desires for us.

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Bob Ritzema

Ten Suggestions for Scheduling Family Holiday Gatherings

December 1, 2016 • Bob Ritzema

Planning for family gatherings during the holidays can be challenging. Use these ten suggestions to avoid scheduling pitfalls and promote family unity.

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Sexuality

Chris Hunt

4 Lies Porn Told Me, and the Truth that Set Me Free

October 17, 2016 • Chris Hunt

Is pornography a struggle for someone you love? Consider the lies that pornography teaches and discover the blessing of freedom from addiction in Christ.

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Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

Is this allowed? Guidelines for Christian Sex

September 1, 2016 • Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

Wonder what the Bible says about different sexual behaviors? Consider this wisdom from scripture to align yourself with God's design for sexual expression.

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Spirituality

Debi Mitchell, MS, LMFT

Helping a Child Grieve

January 9, 2017 • Debi Mitchell, MS, LMFT

It is painful to see our children grieving loss. Consider the uniqueness of the grieving process for children and discover how you can come alongside them.

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Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

God Works Through Weakness

January 5, 2017 • Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

We tend to hide behind our strengths, but we find blessing when we face our weaknesses. God equips us with strength as we acknowledge our weaknesses.

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Recent Devotions

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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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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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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