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

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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Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

How are Assumptions Impacting Your Marriage?

October 2, 2017 • Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

Each of us brings many unnamed assumptions into marriage which can cause friction, but identifying those things can help us foster healthier relationships.

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Parenting

Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Cultivating Gratitude

October 5, 2017 • Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Should getting prepared for Thanksgiving really be about creating the perfect meal? Choose instead to prepare hearts this holiday by practicing gratitude.

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Kim Sullivan

Four Keys to Becoming a Better Parent

September 11, 2017 • Kim Sullivan

Are trying to practice better parenting? Explore 1 Thessalonians to see the parenting plan that the Apostle Paul utilized in his nurturing of the church.

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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. Kelly Vander Woude

Learning Forgiveness from the Psalmist

October 16, 2017 • Rev. Kelly Vander Woude

The Psalms give voice to feelings of pain and regret. In Psalm 6 we discover the richness of God's forgiveness which invites us to move from worry to joy.

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Rev. Kelly Vander Woude

Drinking from the Well of God

October 12, 2017 • Rev. Kelly Vander Woude

Struggling to part with sinful habits? Explore the wisdom of Psalm 1 to name the sinfulness that draws us and opt instead to drink deep from God's word.

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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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