Recent Articles

Dating

Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

Cohabitation: Should Christians Live Together Before Marriage?

May 9, 2016 • Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

Living together before marriage is common in our culture, but is it a good idea? Discover Biblical wisdom for making the best choice for your relationship.

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Deb Koster

How physical should a dating relationship be?

April 25, 2016 • Deb Koster

Sex belongs in marriage, but what is allowed in a dating relationship? Discover wisdom from scripture for how to honor God in your dating relationships.

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Marriage

Jason Ruis

A God Glorifying Marriage

November 17, 2016 • Jason Ruis

What do you see as the central guiding principle for your marriage? Discover in scripture a helpful guide for orienting your relationship in a godly way.

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Jason Ruis

Dwelling in God's Word Together

November 10, 2016 • Jason Ruis

The Word of God should become part of our everyday life, overflowing into conversations and interactions we have with our spouse, children, and community.

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Parenting

Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Teaching Obedience

November 21, 2016 • Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Do you struggle with getting your children to obey instructions? Learn how to give direction effectively and claim the parental role God has given to you.

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Deb Koster

Follow Me as I Follow Christ

November 14, 2016 • Deb Koster

Do you struggle with living as the example that you want others to follow? Consider this wisdom from scripture to guide you in mentoring faith effectively.

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Grandparenting

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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Deb Koster

What is My Role as a Grandparent?

August 8, 2016 • Deb Koster

What roles do grandparents play in the lives of their grandchildren? Discover six crucial things you can do to deeply influence your grandchildren's lives.

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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

Deb Koster

Finding Time for Spiritual Growth

November 28, 2016 • Deb Koster

Do you struggle to find time to spend alone with God? Consider these ways that you can invest in a relationship with God to guide you to grow spiritually.

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Deb Koster

Learning to Live Through Loss

October 10, 2016 • Deb Koster

Grief can feel overwhelming. Discover some valuable lessons for Christians to remember as they work through the difficult process of grieving losses.

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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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