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Dating

Is “Living Together” Good Preparation for Marriage?
Rev. Joel Vande Werken

Is “Living Together” Good Preparation for Marriage?

February 6, 2019 • Rev. Joel Vande Werken

Is it a good idea to live together before marriage? Consider the guidance offered from God's word as well as secular research to build a healthy marriage.

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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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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

Praying For Our Children
Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Praying For Our Children

January 30, 2019 • Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Are you worrying about your children? Praying for them places your concerns into God's hands and trust in his faithfulness to love our children well.

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Establishing Justice at Home
Rev. Deb Koster

Establishing Justice at Home

January 23, 2019 • Rev. Deb Koster

Do you struggle with managing discipline and order in your family? Discover some ways that your family can follow God's heart for justice starting at home.

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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

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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Self-Esteem: Object in Mirror is NOT as it Seems
Rev. Kelly Vander Woude

Self-Esteem: Object in Mirror is NOT as it Seems

January 6, 2019 • Rev. Kelly Vander Woude

In what do you find your sense of self-worth? Is my value, truth, and love based off of what I or others see and say, or what God declares to be true?

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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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