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Dating

Kaitlin Lubben

Guidelines for Communicating in Dating Relationships

April 3, 2017 • Kaitlin Lubben

Do you struggle to communicate well in your dating relationships? Consider this wisdom for helping you to move past challenges and tune in to one another.

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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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Marriage

Deb Koster

Four Gateways to Intimacy

July 20, 2017 • Deb Koster

Do you know the different types of intimacy? Learn about various types of intimacy and how to incorporate these practices to create healthy relationships.

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Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

Summer Reading to Grow Your Marriage

June 28, 2017 • Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

Looking for a book to read to help you improve your marriage? Check out these book suggestions for valuable resources to care for your marriage.

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Parenting

Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Kid's Summertime Media Use

July 24, 2017 • Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Do you struggle with how much technology your children use? Consider how you can use God's gift of technology in healthy ways and bring a healthy balance.

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Bob Ritzema

Should I Provide Financial Help for an Adult Child?

July 13, 2017 • Bob Ritzema

Wondering if you should financially help an adult child? Thoughtfully consider how to come alongside to encourage independence instead of hindering it.

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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

Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

Help for the Sexless Marriage

June 22, 2017 • Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

Is sexual frequency a tension in your marriage? Consider what the Bible has to say about sexuality and look at ways you can improve the health of marriage.

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Rev. Steven Koster

Sex is God’s Idea: Sexuality is Part of God’s Perfect Plan

March 13, 2017 • Rev. Steven Koster

Our culture has a very distorted view of sexuality. Discover God's design for sexuality and learn the importance of a vital sex life for a great marriage.

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Spirituality

Kim Sullivan

Finding Joy and Patience Amid Struggles

July 17, 2017 • Kim Sullivan

Are you dealing with difficult struggles in your family life? Discover the gifts that God provides to help us to navigate difficult times in our lives.

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Kim Sullivan

Claim God's Victory

July 10, 2017 • Kim Sullivan

Are you struggling to see answers to your prayers? Choose to claim God's victory over your life's struggles by celebrating God's faithfulness in advance.

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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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