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Dating

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

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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What to Expect in Couples Counseling
New Leaf Resources

What to Expect in Couples Counseling

June 18, 2019 • New Leaf Resources

Are you intimidated about seeing a marriage counselor? Learn what you can expect from counseling sessions to reduce your stress and help you find healing.

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Parenting

The Beginning of School: Make a Fresh Start
Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

The Beginning of School: Make a Fresh Start

August 21, 2019 • Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Are you dreading the start of the school year? Make the new school year a fresh start to reorder priorities and discover how God can make all things new.

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Learning to Love School
Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Learning to Love School

August 18, 2019 • Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Do your children dislike school? Consider these practical suggestions for helping them to find the delight in learning and growing as God's children.

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Grandparenting

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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Responding to a Difficult Daughter-in-Law
Dr. Robert Ritzema

Responding to a Difficult Daughter-in-Law

May 22, 2019 • Dr. Robert Ritzema

Do you have a challenging relationship with an in-law? Consider how God calls us to live in relationships with one another and seek to heal the brokenness.

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Sexuality

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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Challenging the Myths of Talking to Your Kids About Sex
Rev. Deb Koster

Challenging the Myths of Talking to Your Kids About Sex

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.

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Spirituality

Facing Your Fears
Kathy Krentkowski, MA, LCPC, LMHC

Facing Your Fears

August 4, 2019 • Kathy Krentkowski, MA, LCPC, LMHC

Is fear keeping you from making the difficult decisions? Pick up your shield of faith and trust God's leading through the valleys to overcome your fears.

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Caring for the Emotional Struggles of Generation Z
Dr. Robert Ritzema

Caring for the Emotional Struggles of Generation Z

July 24, 2019 • Dr. Robert Ritzema

Each generation faces its own emotional challenges. Discover the emotional challenges faced by generation Z and consider how you can offer support.

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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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