Recent Articles

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.

Continue Reading • 4 minute read

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.

Continue Reading • 4 minute read

Marriage

Build friendship into your marriage
Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

Build friendship into your marriage

August 8, 2018 • Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

Is your marriage relationship lacking companionship? God designed us for relationship so be intentional about building friendship into your marriage.

Continue Reading • 4 minute read

Where You End and I Begin: An invitation to healthy boundaries
Kathy Krentkowski, MA, LCPC, LMHC

Where You End and I Begin: An invitation to healthy boundaries

August 5, 2018 • Kathy Krentkowski, MA, LCPC, LMHC

Creating healthy boundaries in life requires a recognition of what things are within our control and what things are outside of our ability to control.

Continue Reading • 4 minute read

Parenting

Parenting Teens for the Faint of Heart
Rev. Shannon Jammal-Hollemans

Parenting Teens for the Faint of Heart

July 29, 2018 • Rev. Shannon Jammal-Hollemans

Are you overwhelmed with the task of parenting teens? Discover wisdom from the Bible from a parent in the midst for navigating these challenging years.

Continue Reading • 4 minute read

Being Present with Our Kids
Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Being Present with Our Kids

July 25, 2018 • Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Do you worry about being able to provide your children what they need? Follow God's example of coming down to our level and dwelling with us to show love.

Continue Reading • 3 minute read

Grandparenting

Being Grandma, Not the Babysitter
Dr. Robert Ritzema, PHD

Being Grandma, Not the Babysitter

July 2, 2018 • Dr. Robert Ritzema, PHD

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.

Continue Reading • 4 minute read

Making the most of living with extended family
Donna Southard, MA, LCPC, Family Therapist

Making the most of living with extended family

April 19, 2018 • Donna Southard, MA, LCPC, Family Therapist

Living with extended family can be a challenge and a blessing. Discover healthy guidelines for creating an environment of mutual cooperation and respect.

Continue Reading • 3 minute read

Sexuality

Sex: It doesn’t Mean What You Think It Means
Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

Sex: It doesn’t Mean What You Think It Means

March 22, 2018 • Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

Does your spouse look at sexuality differently than you? Learn how your spouse approaches sex to create a healthy sexual relationship in marriage.

Continue Reading • 5 minute read

Too Busy for Sex?
Rev. Kelly Vander Woude

Too Busy for Sex?

January 25, 2018 • Rev. Kelly Vander Woude

Are your married lives too busy for sex? Build intimacy into your daily lives to guide your relationship to be all that God designed marriage to be.

Continue Reading • 4 minute read

Spirituality

Moving the Body to Heal the Mind
Kim Pronoitis, MA, LCPC

Moving the Body to Heal the Mind

August 15, 2018 • Kim Pronoitis, MA, LCPC

Are you or a friend struggling with mental health concerns? Consider exercise as an important way to care for your body and bring healing to your mind.

Continue Reading • 4 minute read

Surviving and Thriving after Mid-Life
Rev. Joel Vande Werken

Surviving and Thriving after Mid-Life

August 12, 2018 • Rev. Joel Vande Werken

Are you facing a mid-life crisis? God's word gives our lives perspective as he gives us gifts and opportunities to serve him and advance his kingdom.

Continue Reading • 4 minute read

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.

Continue Reading • 1 minute read

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.

Continue Reading • 2 minute read

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.

Continue Reading • 2 minute read

 

Subscribe today to get FamilyFire emailed to you each week!