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Dating

4 More Lies Pornography Told Me
Chris Hunt

4 More Lies Pornography Told Me

December 4, 2019 • Chris Hunt

Our society lies to us about the negative impact of pornography. Consider the real harm that viewing pornography creates in your life and relationships.

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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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Marriage

Marriage 101: Learning to Communicate
Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

Marriage 101: Learning to Communicate

February 19, 2020 • Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

Are you struggling with poor communication in your marriage? Consider the essential skills of speaking and listening to improve your communication.

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Protecting Your Peace With Healthy Boundaries - 3 Steps to Dealing with Your Ex
Kim Sullivan

Protecting Your Peace With Healthy Boundaries - 3 Steps to Dealing with Your Ex

November 13, 2019 • Kim Sullivan

Are you struggling to create healthy boundaries with an ex-spouse? Setting boundaries can provide us with peace and create a safe space to find healing.

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Parenting

Marriage Tips for Blending Families
Joy Bocanegra, MA, LCPC

Marriage Tips for Blending Families

February 12, 2020 • Joy Bocanegra, MA, LCPC

Are you struggling in your blended family? Consider these tips for balancing family needs as you heal the wounds of the past and build a future together.

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Embracing the Empty Nest
Kim Pronoitis, MA, LCPC

Embracing the Empty Nest

January 26, 2020 • Kim Pronoitis, MA, LCPC

Are you struggling with the idea of an empty nest? Consider the blessings that God has in store as children gain independence and transition out of the home.

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Grandparenting

Moving Past Conflict to Find Unity
Debi Mitchell, MS, LMFT

Moving Past Conflict to Find Unity

February 16, 2020 • Debi Mitchell, MS, LMFT

Are you struggling with how to maintain unity amid conflict with others? Discover how God weaves together his diverse family to create his unified church.

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Navigating Political Discussions: Preserving Peace Around Your Holiday Table
Aneece Alicea,  MA, LMHC

Navigating Political Discussions: Preserving Peace Around Your Holiday Table

December 18, 2019 • Aneece Alicea, MA, LMHC

Are you worried about political conversations disturbing the peace around your holiday dinner table? Choose to look past issues to care for one another.

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Sexuality

Initiating Sex with Your Spouse
Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

Initiating Sex with Your Spouse

February 9, 2020 • Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

Do you struggle with initiating sex with your spouse? Choose to be vulnerable enough to seek physical connection and demonstrate love to your spouse.

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How Does Pornography Affect the Viewer?
Rev. Jason Ruis

How Does Pornography Affect the Viewer?

September 25, 2019 • Rev. Jason Ruis

Do you wonder if pornography has negative effects on those who view it? Consider the ways that the viewer is impacted by the content that you consume.

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Spirituality

What Could You Gain from Counseling?
Rev. Deb Koster

What Could You Gain from Counseling?

February 5, 2020 • Rev. Deb Koster

Do you wonder if counseling could be worthwhile? Consider the blessings that come from including trained professionals in your emotional processing.

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Facing Financial Challenges
Joy Bocanegra, MA, LCPC

Facing Financial Challenges

February 2, 2020 • Joy Bocanegra, MA, LCPC

Are you facing a stressful financial reality? Consider how God is at work even in the lean seasons providing for us and teaching us to trust in his care.

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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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