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Dating

How do I know if this is who God wants me to marry?
Laura Goossens, LCSW

How do I know if this is who God wants me to marry?

November 24, 2020 • Laura Goossens, LCSW

How do you know if the person you are dating is the one God wants you to marry? Consider these important qualifications before stepping into marriage.

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Am I Drinking Too Much Alcohol?
Laura Goossens, LCSW

Am I Drinking Too Much Alcohol?

November 18, 2020 • Laura Goossens, LCSW

Are you concerned about how much alcohol you or someone you love is drinking? Consider God's leading and explore the role that alcohol has in your life.

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Marriage

Spiraling Into Self-Pity
Rev. Jason Ruis

Spiraling Into Self-Pity

November 29, 2020 • Rev. Jason Ruis

Are you frustrated with the amount of chores that are falling to you? Consider whether you are engaging in self-pity or practicing sacrificial love.

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How Do I Forgive
Lynne Scherschel, MS, LMFT

How Do I Forgive

November 11, 2020 • Lynne Scherschel, MS, LMFT

Forgiving those who have hurt you can be difficult. We want to forgive someone, but we don't know how. Check out this Biblical wisdom for forgiving others.

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Parenting

8 Things Your Kids Will Complain About Now and Thank You for Later
Kim Sullivan

8 Things Your Kids Will Complain About Now and Thank You for Later

November 22, 2020 • Kim Sullivan

What behaviors are important to teach your children to prepare them for adulthood? Discover important skills your children will be grateful they learned!

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Empathy: A Parent’s Secret Weapon
Rev. Steven Koster

Empathy: A Parent’s Secret Weapon

November 15, 2020 • Rev. Steven Koster

Are you struggling with your child's emotional outbursts? Discover the value of tuning in to the emotions being expressed and responding with empathy.

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Grandparenting

Should we Confront Fellow Christians on Social Media?
Laura Goossens, LCSW

Should we Confront Fellow Christians on Social Media?

October 28, 2020 • Laura Goossens, LCSW

Should you confront the lies that you see fellow Christians posting on social media? Let God's love guide you to care for one another and act with wisdom.

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Managing Covid Conversations
Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

Managing Covid Conversations

August 16, 2020 • Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

Has COVID-19 become a source of tension in your relationships? Practice effective listening and speak your truth with love to help preserve relationships.

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Sexuality

Cultivating Intimacy in Your Marriage
Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

Cultivating Intimacy in Your Marriage

May 17, 2020 • Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

Struggling with intimacy in your marriage? God designed us for intimacy in body, mind, and Spirit. Marriages thrive when connection is made in all areas.

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Initiating Sex with Your Spouse
Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

Initiating Sex with Your Spouse

February 9, 2020 • Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

Do you struggle with initiating sex with your spouse? Choose to be vulnerable enough to seek physical connection and demonstrate love to your spouse.

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Spirituality

Praying Psalms: God's Gift for Sleepless Nights
Rev. Jason Ruis

Praying Psalms: God's Gift for Sleepless Nights

December 2, 2020 • Rev. Jason Ruis

Are your anxious thoughts keeping you awake at night? Consider the gifts of the psalms for expressing your anxious thoughts and finding true peace.

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Bearing One Another's Burdens
Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

Bearing One Another's Burdens

November 4, 2020 • Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

Feeling overwhelmed by life's challenges? During This time of global distress, Christians can practice Christ’s love by bearing one another’s burdens.

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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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