Subscribe today to get FamilyFire emailed to you each week!
FamilyFire is a community of fellow-strugglers in marriage and families, whose goal is to encourage you and stoke the Holy Spirit's flame in your home.
Learn more about Family Fire
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
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.
December 7, 2018 • Nadia Swearingen-Friesen
Does your blended family create holiday celebration challenges? Let God's grace guide your interactions and choose to maintain a healthy perspective.
December 2, 2018 • Rev. Michael VanderLaan
Is your family getting financially lost in debt? Choose to place your finances in God's hands and create a plan for getting financially healthy.
January 16, 2019 • Rev. Deb Koster
Is it okay to raise your voice with kids? Consider what the Bible teaches about communication and claim your authority to speak the truth in love.
Continue Reading • 5 minute read
January 13, 2019 • Rev. Deb Koster
When is spanking okay? Explore what the Bible has to say about discipline and discover the limitations of spanking as an effective form of discipline.
August 19, 2018 • Rev. Kelly Vander Woude
Do you have people in your life who are difficult to live with? Consider how God calls and equips us to respond to one another with the love of Jesus.
July 2, 2018 • Dr. Robert Ritzema
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.
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.
October 31, 2018 • Rev. Deb Koster
Are you wondering how to talk with your children about sex? Debunk the myths and discover how you can bring God's truth to every aspect of family life.
January 6, 2019 • Rev. Kelly Vander Woude
In what do you find your sense of self-worth? Is my value, truth, and love based off of what I or others see and say, or what God declares to be true?
Continue Reading • 3 minute read
December 19, 2018 • Rev. Deb Koster
Cellphones can distract us from engaging well with one another. Set aside your cellphone this Christmas to be fully present with those around you.
August 13, 2015 • Rev. Deb Koster
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
July 30, 2015 • Nadia Swearingen-Friesen
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
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.