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Dating

Celebrating Singleness: Dating is Not a Goal
Rev. Deb Koster

Celebrating Singleness: Dating is Not a Goal

May 8, 2019 • Rev. Deb Koster

Are you eager to leave a life of singleness and step into a relationship? Consider this Biblical wisdom to discover what might be the best life choice.

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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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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

Parenting Avengers: Endgame Style
Rev. Deb Koster

Parenting Avengers: Endgame Style

May 19, 2019 • Rev. Deb Koster

Did you appreciate the family dynamics in the Avengers: Endgame? Explore how the parenting theology of the movie aligns with a biblical perspective.

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Navigating Team Sports and Cheering Them On
Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Navigating Team Sports and Cheering Them On

May 15, 2019 • Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

What words do you use as you cheer on your children during sports? Choose words that offer encouragement to young athletes rather than discouragement.

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Grandparenting

Responding to a Difficult Daughter-in-Law
Dr. Robert Ritzema

Responding to a Difficult Daughter-in-Law

May 22, 2019 • Dr. Robert Ritzema

Do you have a challenging relationship with an in-law? Consider how God calls us to live in relationships with one another and seek to heal the brokenness.

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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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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

Doing Weight God’s Way
Katie DeYoung MA LCPC LMHC

Doing Weight God’s Way

May 1, 2019 • Katie DeYoung MA LCPC LMHC

Do you struggle with weight loss? Seek a God honoring mindset that properly directs our hope, surrenders our results to God, and seeks him in the process.

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Is Bitterness Making You Sick?
Debra Crockett, MSW, LSW

Is Bitterness Making You Sick?

April 28, 2019 • Debra Crockett, MSW, LSW

Do you struggle with bitterness in your life? Consider the roots and challenges associated with bitterness and learn how to find healing for your heart.

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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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