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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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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.
September 6, 2018 • Deb Koster
Ever find yourself getting defensive and reacting in anger? Discover the value of lowering your voice and maintaining a calm presence in your relationship.
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September 6, 2018 • Rev. Steven Koster
Forgiving can be difficult, but God equips us to forgive. Choose to forgive one another with the grace that we have received through Jesus Christ.
September 19, 2018 • Dr. Robert Ritzema, PHD
Letting go of our adult children can be difficult. Learn how trusting God and praying a prayer of relinquishment can offer you freedom and peace.
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August 29, 2018 • Dr. Robert Ritzema, PHD
Are you struggling with how to respond to an adult child diagnosed with a mental illness? Discover wisdom for how best to support and encourage them.
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.
July 2, 2018 • Dr. Robert Ritzema, PHD
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.
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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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.
September 16, 2018 • Rev. Kelly Vander Woude
Do you struggle with chronic pain or illness? Discover how God can work through your suffering and ultimately lead you to a place of peace even amid pain.
August 15, 2018 • Kim Pronoitis, MA, LCPC
Are you or a friend struggling with mental health concerns? Consider exercise as an important way to care for your body and bring healing to your mind.
August 13, 2015 • Deb Koster
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.
July 30, 2015 • Nadia Swearingen-Friesen
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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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.