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Handling Conflict Constructively
Rev. Kelly Vander Woude

Handling Conflict Constructively

June 9, 2019 • Rev. Kelly Vander Woude

Do you struggle with how to handle conflict? Explore what God has to say about having the tough conversations to live in peace in our relationships.

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Celebrating Singleness: Dating is Not a Goal
Rev. Deb Koster

Celebrating Singleness: Dating is Not a Goal

May 8, 2019 • Rev. Deb Koster

Are you eager to leave a life of singleness and step into a relationship? Consider this Biblical wisdom to discover what might be the best life choice.

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Marriage

Marital Therapy…Alone? When a Spouse Refuses Counseling
Debi Mitchell, MS, LMFT

Marital Therapy…Alone? When a Spouse Refuses Counseling

September 11, 2019 • Debi Mitchell, MS, LMFT

Do you have a spouse that refuses marriage counseling? Choose to seek counseling and find healing for yourself and your marriage even without your spouse.

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Family Estrangement: How to Find Healing in Brokenness
Julie Plagens

Family Estrangement: How to Find Healing in Brokenness

August 11, 2019 • Julie Plagens

Is your family being torn apart by conflict? Discover important faith lessons that were learned in a family's journey from estrangement to reconciliation.

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Parenting

Taking A Stand With Youth Sports
Rev. Jason Ruis

Taking A Stand With Youth Sports

September 18, 2019 • Rev. Jason Ruis

Will you choose worship or sports on Sunday morning? Thoughtfully choose a God-glorifying position when seeking to balance youth sports and church life.

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Creating Teenagers that You Actually Like
Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Creating Teenagers that You Actually Like

September 15, 2019 • Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Bad attitudes do not need to be a part of your teenager's life. Consider the valuable lessons to instill in your child for fostering grace into adulthood.

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Grandparenting

A Biblical Guide to Conflict Resolution
Aneece Alicea

A Biblical Guide to Conflict Resolution

August 25, 2019 • Aneece Alicea

Are you having conflict in a relationship? Explore this wisdom from scripture to provide healthy guidelines for managing conflict and finding peace.

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In-Law Lessons from Moses
Rev. Deb Koster

In-Law Lessons from Moses

August 14, 2019 • Rev. Deb Koster

Do you have troubled relationships with your in-laws? Consider the Biblical relationship of Moses and Jethro for an example of healthy family dynamics.

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Sexuality

Four Lies You Should Believe to Ruin Your Sex Life
Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

Four Lies You Should Believe to Ruin Your Sex Life

September 8, 2019 • Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

Are you believing the lies that culture tells about sex? Consider how the root of these lies contrasts with scripture and undermines a healthy sex life.

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How Sex Changes Relationships
Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

How Sex Changes Relationships

January 9, 2019 • Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

Why is casual sex a bad idea? God designed sex to build the emotional and physical aspects of relationships and transform the individuals and the couple.

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Spirituality

Why Is Pornography Destructive?
Rev. Jason Ruis

Why Is Pornography Destructive?

September 22, 2019 • Rev. Jason Ruis

Why is viewing pornography destructive? Consider the dehumanization of the person being viewed that dismisses their identity as an image-bearer of God.

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Sharing our Brokenness
Rev. Deb Koster

Sharing our Brokenness

September 3, 2019 • Rev. Deb Koster

Sharing our brokenness can make us uncomfortable, but God uses our testimonies as his witness and as an encouragement to one another in our faith journey.

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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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