Recent Articles

Dating

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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Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

Before You Say "I Do" Ask The Big Questions

January 16, 2017 • Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

Wondering if this is the right person to marry? Consider how your thoughts align in these critical areas before walking down the aisle and saying "I do".

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Marriage

Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

Fighting For Your Marriage

March 20, 2017 • Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

Marriage can be challenging. Commit to some healthy guidelines for managing conflict to help your marriage to find healing after weathering adversity.

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Bob Ritzema

Avoiding Gray Divorce: Marriage Risk After 50

February 27, 2017 • Bob Ritzema

Gray divorce threatens marriages of any age. Some challenges are common to marriages of older adults, but these risks and difficulties can be overcome.

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Parenting

Deb Koster

Talking to Kids about Sex

March 16, 2017 • Deb Koster

Do you struggle talking to your children about sex? Find guidance for bridging the tough conversations so you can be your child's source of information.

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Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Christian Parenting: A God Who Longs to Draw Close

March 9, 2017 • Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

How can you describe to a child the nature of God? Consider the wisdom of scripture for pointing us to a God who chooses to dwell with us in love.

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Grandparenting

Rev. Joel Vande Werken

Finding the Ability to Love Well at Christmas

December 22, 2016 • Rev. Joel Vande Werken

Does your Christmas feel like it is more about stress than love? Let the wisdom from Romans 12 guide your family to love more like Jesus desires for us.

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Bob Ritzema

Ten Suggestions for Scheduling Family Holiday Gatherings

December 1, 2016 • Bob Ritzema

Planning for family gatherings during the holidays can be challenging. Use these ten suggestions to avoid scheduling pitfalls and promote family unity.

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Sexuality

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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Bob Ritzema

The First Step Towards Freedom from Pornography

February 2, 2017 • Bob Ritzema

Do you know someone who thinks pornography is harmless? Consider the damage that pornography does to relationships and commit to God's plan for sexuality.

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Spirituality

Deb Koster

Is Anger a Sin?

March 6, 2017 • Deb Koster

Is it okay to be angry at God? Consider wisdom from scripture to own the emotions that God has given to us and guide us to express them constructively.

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Deb Koster

Guidance for Making Difficult Decisions

January 23, 2017 • Deb Koster

Are you overwhelmed with making difficult decisions? Consider how you can follow God's leading as you navigate the tough choices that you face.

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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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