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Dating

Assessing a Date: Looking Deeply
Rev. Kelly Vander Woude

Assessing a Date: Looking Deeply

February 5, 2018 • Rev. Kelly Vander Woude

How will you choose who you will date? Take an assessment that goes deeper than just outward appearance and choose someone who loves God and serves him.

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A Biblical Look at Singleness
Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

A Biblical Look at Singleness

January 18, 2018 • Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

Do you wonder if it is better to marry or be single? Consider what the Bible says about singleness and marriage as you seek God's calling on your life.

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Marriage

Navigating In-law Relationships
Rev. Kelly Vander Woude

Navigating In-law Relationships

February 12, 2018 • Rev. Kelly Vander Woude

Do you struggle with in-law relationships? Discover ways to navigate these foreign relationships to build cross cultural connections with extended family.

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Praying with Your Spouse
Rev. Kelly Vander Woude

Praying with Your Spouse

January 11, 2018 • Rev. Kelly Vander Woude

Do you struggle with how to pray with your spouse? Discover the blessing of creating spiritual intimacy in your marriage to enrich your relationship.

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Parenting

God's Love Makes a Difference
Mel Jonkman, MDiv, Executive Director Bio

God's Love Makes a Difference

February 8, 2018 • Mel Jonkman, MDiv, Executive Director Bio

God’s love makes a difference because it shows us what true love really is. God’s love demonstrates for us how to love others sacrificially.

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On Not Being That Kind of Sports Parent
Rev. Joel Vande Werken

On Not Being That Kind of Sports Parent

February 1, 2018 • Rev. Joel Vande Werken

Struggling with modeling faith on the field? Children's sports are times for parents to teach what it means to follow Jesus on and off the field of play.

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Grandparenting

Encountering the Prince of Peace
Deb Koster

Encountering the Prince of Peace

December 23, 2017 • Deb Koster

Are you struggling to find God's peace during the holiday season? Explore these three challenges from scripture to help you encounter the Prince of Peace.

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Surviving the Family Drama of the Holidays
Rev. Kelly Vander Woude

Surviving the Family Drama of the Holidays

December 18, 2017 • Rev. Kelly Vander Woude

Are you struggling to find the joy of the holiday as you interact with others? Consider how you can live out the love of our Savior and extend grace.

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Sexuality

Too Busy for Sex?
Rev. Kelly Vander Woude

Too Busy for Sex?

January 25, 2018 • Rev. Kelly Vander Woude

Are your married lives too busy for sex? Build intimacy into your daily lives to guide your relationship to be all that God designed marriage to be.

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Help for the Sexless Marriage
Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

Help for the Sexless Marriage

June 22, 2017 • Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

Is sexual frequency a tension in your marriage? Consider what the Bible has to say about sexuality and look at ways you can improve the health of marriage.

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Spirituality

What Are You Giving Up for Lent?
Rev. Dr. Bret Lamsma

What Are You Giving Up for Lent?

February 15, 2018 • Rev. Dr. Bret Lamsma

How will your family mark the season of Lent? Look for ways that you can make alterations to your faith practice to draw into God's presence during Lent.

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Mentoring Faith in Young People
Rev. Joel Vande Werken

Mentoring Faith in Young People

January 8, 2018 • Rev. Joel Vande Werken

Are you concerned about youth leaving the church and faith? Discover the important role that you can play in mentoring faith in the lives of young people.

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Recent Devotions

Rule the Words of My Mouth
Deb Koster

Rule the Words of My Mouth

August 13, 2015
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
Deb Koster

Seeking God First in Courtship

June 11, 2015
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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