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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

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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Getting Lost Financially and Planning a Way Out
Rev. Michael VanderLaan

Getting Lost Financially and Planning a Way Out

December 2, 2018 • Rev. Michael VanderLaan

Is your family getting financially lost in debt? Choose to place your finances in God's hands and create a plan for getting financially healthy.

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Parenting

Family Traditions: Christmas Trees and Emmanuel
Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Family Traditions: Christmas Trees and Emmanuel

December 9, 2018 • Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Do you wonder if holiday traditions are worth the hassle? Follow the example of our God who drew near to us and draw near to him and to one another.

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Fighting Christmas Discontentment
Rev. Michael VanderLaan

Fighting Christmas Discontentment

December 5, 2018 • Rev. Michael VanderLaan

Holiday advertising can foster discontentment within us. Choose to guide your family away from entitlement to find joy and contentment in God's presence.

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Grandparenting

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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Being Grandma, Not the Babysitter
Dr. Robert Ritzema

Being Grandma, Not the Babysitter

July 2, 2018 • Dr. Robert Ritzema

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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Sexuality

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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Couples Who Cannot Have Sex
Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

Couples Who Cannot Have Sex

October 28, 2018 • Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

How do you care for physical needs in marriage when a spouse is not able to have sex? Put aside guilt and discover the intimacy God desires for marriage.

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Spirituality

Savor Every Moment and Give God Thanks
Debi Mitchell, MS, LMFT

Savor Every Moment and Give God Thanks

November 25, 2018 • Debi Mitchell, MS, LMFT

Are you struggling to see past your challenges? Follow God's leading to find joy in your life by changing the focus of your thoughts to savor the moments.

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Obtaining a New Mancard: Facing Unemployment
Rev. Kelly Vander Woude

Obtaining a New Mancard: Facing Unemployment

November 14, 2018 • Rev. Kelly Vander Woude

Unemployment can sometimes leave us feeling like a failure and even threaten our sense of worth. Consider how God defines our identity and follow his lead.

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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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