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Dating

Finding a Healthy Self-Image
Rev. Kelly Vander Woude

Finding a Healthy Self-Image

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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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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Marriage

Becoming a Better Spouse through Union with Christ
Melvin Jonkman, M.Div.

Becoming a Better Spouse through Union with Christ

July 11, 2018 • Lynne Scherschel, MS, LMFT

How does your faith impact your marriage? Consider how being united in Christ impacts our relationships and guides us to be the person God calls us to be.

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Rebuilding After Separation
Deb Koster

Rebuilding After Separation

June 28, 2018 • Deb Koster

Is your marriage struggling to rebuild after a crisis? Consider this biblical wisdom for building a strong marriage from the ashes of your relationship.

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Parenting

Promises to My Child
Rev. Kelly Vander Woude

Promises to My Child

July 15, 2018 • Rev. Kelly Vander Woude

Preparing for parenting can be daunting. Here are the promises that we have made to our children that have proved to be faithful guides for parenting.

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Life Lessons from My Child
Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Life Lessons from My Child

July 8, 2018 • Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Do you struggle with the never ending tasks of parenting? Hear how a feather on the floor provided perspective on the priorities of parenting.

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Grandparenting

Being Grandma, Not the Babysitter
Dr. Robert Ritzema, PHD

Being Grandma, Not the Babysitter

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.

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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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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

I Didn’t Sign Up For This
Matthew Potter, MEd, LCPC

I Didn’t Sign Up For This

June 7, 2018 • Matthew Potter, MEd, LCPC

Are you struggling with life's detours? Life is not a direct and even course, expect that there will be detours but know God walks through them with you.

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The Life that Could Have Been: Walking Through Miscarriage
Karen Krygsheld, MSW, LCSW

The Life that Could Have Been: Walking Through Miscarriage

May 31, 2018 • Karen Krygsheld, MSW, LCSW

Has someone you love experienced a miscarriage? Consider how you can come alongside those who have experienced loss and support them as they grieve.

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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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