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Dating

Invest in Your Marriage (It's Bigger than the Wedding)
Rev. Deb Koster

Invest in Your Marriage (It's Bigger than the Wedding)

March 10, 2019 • Rev. Deb Koster

Are you investing in your wedding instead of preparing for your marriage? Consider the importance of seeking wise counsel to build a healthy relationship.

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How Far is Too Far?
Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

How Far is Too Far?

February 20, 2019 • Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

How far is too far for physical intimacy in a dating relationship? God desires us to honor him by living with integrity in our dating relationships.

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Marriage

Reconciling our Conflict with Reconciliation
Rev. Kelly Vander Woude

Reconciling our Conflict with Reconciliation

March 20, 2019 • Rev. Kelly Vander Woude

Do you struggle to find reconciliation of your relationships? Consider the reconciliation that Jesus has brought us in the cross for healing relationships.

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Blended Families and Holidays
Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Blended Families and Holidays

December 7, 2018 • Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Does your blended family create holiday celebration challenges? Let God's grace guide your interactions and choose to maintain a healthy perspective.

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Parenting

Allowing Our Kids to Fall
Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Allowing Our Kids to Fall

March 17, 2019 • Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Are you struggling with being protective of your children? Consider the blessings in letting your child fall and guiding them to discover their resilience.

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Lazy or Depressed?
LaSaundra Gordon

Lazy or Depressed?

March 13, 2019 • LaSaundra Gordon

Do you have a teenager who seems unmotivated? Consider the symptoms your child is exhibiting to discern whether your child is showing signs of depression.

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Grandparenting

The Changing Role of the Elderly in Society
Dr. Robert Ritzema

The Changing Role of the Elderly in Society

February 3, 2019 • Dr. Robert Ritzema

Older adults have taken on new roles in society and family but they can resist the cultural currents that lead to lives of disconnection and isolation.

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Loving the Enemy
Rev. Kelly Vander Woude

Loving the Enemy

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.

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Sexuality

How Sex Changes Relationships
Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

How Sex Changes Relationships

January 9, 2019 • Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

Why is casual sex a bad idea? God designed sex to build the emotional and physical aspects of relationships and transform the individuals and the couple.

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Challenging the Myths of Talking to Your Kids About Sex
Rev. Deb Koster

Challenging the Myths of Talking to Your Kids About Sex

October 31, 2018 • Rev. Deb Koster

Are you wondering how to talk with your children about sex? Debunk the myths and discover how you can bring God's truth to every aspect of family life.

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Spirituality

Nurturing Faith: Knowing His Word or Knowing Him?
Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Nurturing Faith: Knowing His Word or Knowing Him?

March 6, 2019 • Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Do your children merely know about God or do they have a personal relationship where they know God as the Lord and Savior of their lives?

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Confronting My Fears
Rev. Kelly Vander Woude

Confronting My Fears

January 27, 2019 • Rev. Kelly Vander Woude

Do your fears get in the way of living a life of peace? Explore your fears in light of the truth of scripture to lay your concerns before God and find joy.

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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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