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Dating

Finding a Healthy Self-Image
Rev. Kelly Vander Woude

Finding a Healthy Self-Image

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.

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Advice for High School Dating
Rev. Kelly Vander Woude

Advice for High School Dating

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.

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Marriage

Blended Families and Holidays
Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Blended Families and Holidays

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.

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Getting Lost Financially and Planning a Way Out
Rev. Michael VanderLaan

Getting Lost Financially and Planning a Way Out

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.

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Parenting

To Yell or not to Yell
Rev. Deb Koster

To Yell or not to Yell

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.

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Should I Spank my Child
Rev. Deb Koster

Should I Spank my Child?

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.

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Grandparenting

Loving the Enemy
Rev. Kelly Vander Woude

Loving the Enemy

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.

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Being Grandma, Not the Babysitter
Dr. Robert Ritzema

Being Grandma, Not the Babysitter

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.

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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

Self-Esteem: Object in Mirror is NOT as it Seems
Rev. Kelly Vander Woude

Self-Esteem: Object in Mirror is NOT as it Seems

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?

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Put Down Your Cellphone
Rev. Deb Koster

Put Down Your Cellphone

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.

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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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