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Dating

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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Assessing a Date: Looking Deeply
Rev. Kelly Vander Woude

Assessing a Date: Looking Deeply

February 5, 2018 • Rev. Kelly Vander Woude

How will you choose who you will date? Take an assessment that goes deeper than just outward appearance and choose someone who loves God and serves him.

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Marriage

Striving to Be One
Rev. Kelly Vander Woude

Striving to Be One

February 22, 2018 • Rev. Kelly Vander Woude

Do you struggle with unity in your marriage? Explore ways that you can follow God's desire to build interdependence into your marriage relationship.

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So, What is Therapy Anyway?
Josephine Martinez, MSW, LCSW

So, What is Therapy Anyway?

February 19, 2018 • Josephine Martinez, MSW, LCSW

Does the idea of seeing a counselor make you nervous? Explore what happens in therapy and discover the blessing of counseling for healing relationships.

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Parenting

Spiritual Formation: Springing to Life
Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Spiritual Formation: Springing to Life

April 16, 2018 • Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Use Springtime to point your children to see the blessing of resurrection as creation awakens from the dormancy of winter and springs to life with rebirth.

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Teaching Children Not to Hit
Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Teaching Children Not to Hit

April 8, 2018 • Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Do you struggle with how to teach your children not to hit? Recognize your God-given authority and guide your children to accept relationships as gifts.

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Grandparenting

Making the most of living with extended family
Donna Southard, MA, LCPC, Family Therapist

Making the most of living with extended family

April 19, 2018 • Donna Southard, MA, LCPC, Family Therapist

Living with extended family can be a challenge and a blessing. Discover healthy guidelines for creating an environment of mutual cooperation and respect.

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The Art of Aging Gracefully
Rev. Dr. Bret Lamsma

The Art of Aging Gracefully

April 5, 2018 • Rev. Dr. Bret Lamsma

Are you struggling with growing older and aging gracefully? As you mourn the loss of youth, appreciate how age brings new opportunities and blessings.

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Sexuality

Sex: It doesn’t Mean What You Think It Means
Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

Sex: It doesn’t Mean What You Think It Means

March 22, 2018 • Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

Does your spouse look at sexuality differently than you? Learn how your spouse approaches sex to create a healthy sexual relationship in marriage.

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Too Busy for Sex?
Rev. Kelly Vander Woude

Too Busy for Sex?

January 25, 2018 • Rev. Kelly Vander Woude

Are your married lives too busy for sex? Build intimacy into your daily lives to guide your relationship to be all that God designed marriage to be.

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Spirituality

Redefining Success
Rev. Kelly Vander Woude

Redefining Success

April 9, 2018 • Rev. Kelly Vander Woude

How should Christians measure success? Consider how God defines success and measure your motivation with the standards that God provides us in his word.

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Eradicating Envy
Rev. Kelly Vander Woude

Eradicating Envy

April 2, 2018 • Rev. Kelly Vander Woude

Is envy a struggle that you face? Consider what scripture has to say about greed and envy to gain perspective and begin seeing life in light of eternity.

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Recent Devotions

Rule the Words of My Mouth
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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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
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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