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Dating

Who Am I? Moving Past Co-dependency
Kim Pronoitis, MA, LCPC

Who Am I? Moving Past Co-dependency

March 18, 2020 • Kim Pronoitis, MA, LCPC

Are you struggling with co-dependence? Rediscover who God created you to be and find healing to reorder your priorities and build healthy relationships.

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4 More Lies Pornography Told Me
Chris Hunt

4 More Lies Pornography Told Me

December 4, 2019 • Chris Hunt

Our society lies to us about the negative impact of pornography. Consider the real harm that viewing pornography creates in your life and relationships.

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Marriage

Is My Marriage Salvageable? Recognizing emotional abuse
Rev. Deb Koster

Is My Marriage Salvageable? Recognizing emotional abuse

March 15, 2020 • Rev. Deb Koster

Concerned your marriage has become too toxic to save? Discover the characteristics of emotional abuse to know if you need outside help or an exit strategy.

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Love Your Spouse: Body and Soul
Rev. Jason Ruis

Love Your Spouse: Body and Soul

March 11, 2020 • Rev. Jason Ruis

Can you love someone in both body and soul? Scripture shows us the gift of loving all aspects of our spouse- mind, body, and soul are all gifts from God.

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Parenting

Things to Keep Doing While Under Self-Isolation
Rev. Dr. Bret Lamsma

Things to Keep Doing While Under Self-Isolation

April 1, 2020 • Rev. Dr. Bret Lamsma

Are you feeling overwhelmed by the losses of this challenging season? Choose to focus instead on all the things you can keep doing to restore your hope.

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Keeping the Peace with Children at Home
Rev. Dr. Bret Lamsma

Keeping the Peace with Children at Home

March 29, 2020 • Rev. Dr. Bret Lamsma

Are you struggling to find peace with your children underfoot? Discover how you can enact God's grace and peace for bringing sanity to your family life.

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Grandparenting

Moving Past Conflict to Find Unity
Debi Mitchell, MS, LMFT

Moving Past Conflict to Find Unity

February 16, 2020 • Debi Mitchell, MS, LMFT

Are you struggling with how to maintain unity amid conflict with others? Discover how God weaves together his diverse family to create his unified church.

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Navigating Political Discussions: Preserving Peace Around Your Holiday Table
Aneece Alicea,  MA, LMHC

Navigating Political Discussions: Preserving Peace Around Your Holiday Table

December 18, 2019 • Aneece Alicea, MA, LMHC

Are you worried about political conversations disturbing the peace around your holiday dinner table? Choose to look past issues to care for one another.

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Sexuality

Initiating Sex with Your Spouse
Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

Initiating Sex with Your Spouse

February 9, 2020 • Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

Do you struggle with initiating sex with your spouse? Choose to be vulnerable enough to seek physical connection and demonstrate love to your spouse.

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How Does Pornography Affect the Viewer?
Rev. Jason Ruis

How Does Pornography Affect the Viewer?

September 25, 2019 • Rev. Jason Ruis

Do you wonder if pornography has negative effects on those who view it? Consider the ways that the viewer is impacted by the content that you consume.

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Spirituality

Practices to Strengthen your Relationship With Jesus
Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

Practices to Strengthen your Relationship With Jesus

April 8, 2020 • Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

Are you wishing you had a stronger relationship with Jesus? Structure faith practices into your life to help you connect with God and find strength in him,

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When life feels overwhelming
Rev. Deb Koster

When life feels overwhelming

April 5, 2020 • Rev. Deb Koster

Are the circumstances of your life feeling overwhelming? Consider the action that God calls us take through all of the challenges that we face in life.

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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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