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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

Coping When Your Loved One is in Active Addiction
Kathy Krentkowski, MA, LCPC, LMHC

Coping When Your Loved One is in Active Addiction

April 14, 2019 • Kathy Krentkowski, MA, LCPC, LMHC

Do you have a loved one who is struggling with an addiction? Let God walk with you as you find resources and set boundaries to care for everyone involved.

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Why is it So Difficult to Draw Boundaries With Parents?
Rev. Deb Koster

Why is it So Difficult to Draw Boundaries With Parents?

April 10, 2019 • Rev. Deb Koster

Do you struggle with drawing boundaries with your parents? Consider the common challenges of limit setting so you can foster healthy relationships.

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Parenting

Cultivating Discernment in Movie Viewing
Rev. Dr. Bret Lamsma

Cultivating Discernment in Movie Viewing

April 7, 2019 • Rev. Dr. Bret Lamsma

Does your family enjoy watching movies? Create discussions with your family around films as a way to help your children connect to their spiritual themes.

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Encouraging the Creativity of Children
Colleen Jackson, BFA

Encouraging the Creativity of Children

April 3, 2019 • Colleen Jackson, BFA

Are you wondering how to encourage your children's creativity? Guide your children to embrace their creativity by following the example of our Creator God.

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Grandparenting

The Difficult Daughter (or Son)-In-Law
Dr. Robert Ritzema

The Difficult Daughter (or Son)-In-Law

March 24, 2019 • Dr. Robert Ritzema

Do you have a distant relationship with a daughter-in-law? Consider these compassionate ways to respond to heal tensions and build strong relationships.

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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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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

Finding Your Identity
Rev. Deb Koster

Finding Your Identity

April 24, 2019 • Rev. Deb Koster

Are you searching for your identity through your family tree? Consider God as the source of true identity and discover that you are a beloved child of God.

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Eating Disorders: It’s More Than Food
Marissa DeGroot MSW LSW

Eating Disorders: It’s More Than Food

April 21, 2019 • Marissa DeGroot MSW LSW

Do you know someone dealing with an eating disorder? Learn about the disease and resources so you can help them create a healthier relationship with food.

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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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