Recent Articles

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

Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

A Healthy Posture for Approaching Conflict

November 16, 2017 • Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

Do you find yourself locked in conflict? When we pay attention to our posture as much as our position, we are able to resolve conflict more effectively.

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Debi Mitchell, MS, LMFT

Choosing to Love: Radical acceptance

October 19, 2017 • Debi Mitchell, MS, LMFT

Sometimes loving one another is hard. Learn how to practice radical acceptance to emulate the love of God and practice a 1 Corinthians 13 kind of love.

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Parenting

Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Preparing for the Holidays

November 20, 2017 • Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

How are you preparing for the holidays? Evaluate your priorities that you focus on, and look for ways to cultivate faith and point your family to God.

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Jessica Parks, MSW, LCSW

Life Skills: Teaching Children Empathy

October 26, 2017 • Jessica Parks, MSW, LCSW

Empathy is greatly needed in our world today. Empathy is an essential skill for showing kindness, calling out injustice, and connecting us in community.

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Grandparenting

Deb Koster

Navigating Difficult Relationships

August 24, 2017 • Deb Koster

Do you struggle with messy relationships? Consider how you can navigate the messiness with the love of Christ Jesus to bring healing to the brokenness.

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Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Sharing Life with Grandparents

July 31, 2017 • Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Do you wonder how to connect with family members who are generations apart from you? Choose to give the gift of presence and find the blessing of family.

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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

Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

Gratitude All Year Long

November 20, 2017 • Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

Is your life lacking gratitude? Make gratitude a life style instead of a yearly holiday by learning to recognize blessings and express thankfulness to God.

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Anne Mirza, MSW, LCSW

Seven Signs of Unidentified Grief

November 13, 2017 • Anne Mirza, MSW, LCSW

Neglecting to grieve the losses in our lives can create additional challenges. Acknowledging and processing grief is an important step toward healing.

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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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