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How Far is Too Far?
Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

How Far is Too Far?

February 20, 2019 • Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

How far is too far for physical intimacy in a dating relationship? God desires us to honor him by living with integrity in our dating relationships.

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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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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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Why Pastors Have Affairs: Sacred Boundaries and Sexual Abuse
Rev. Steven Koster

Why Pastors Have Affairs: Sacred Boundaries and Sexual Abuse

March 30, 2017 • Rev. Steven Koster

Why do pastors have affairs? Explore the intellectual, emotional, physical, and spiritual doors of intimacy you open and close to safeguard your marriage.

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The First Step Towards Freedom from Pornography
Dr. Robert Ritzema

The First Step Towards Freedom from Pornography

February 2, 2017 • Dr. Robert Ritzema

Do you know someone who thinks pornography is harmless? Consider the damage that pornography does to relationships and commit to God's plan for sexuality.

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4 Lies Porn Told Me, and the Truth that Set Me Free
Chris Hunt

4 Lies Porn Told Me, and the Truth that Set Me Free

October 17, 2016 • Chris Hunt

Is pornography a struggle for someone you love? Consider the lies that pornography teaches and discover the blessing of freedom from addiction in Christ.

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Cohabitation: Should Christians Live Together Before Marriage?
Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

Cohabitation: Should Christians Live Together Before Marriage?

May 9, 2016 • Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

Living together before marriage is common in our culture, but is it a good idea? Discover Biblical wisdom for making the best choice for your relationship.

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How physical should a dating relationship be?
Rev. Deb Koster

How physical should a dating relationship be?

April 25, 2016 • Rev. Deb Koster

Sex belongs in marriage, but what is allowed in a dating relationship? Discover wisdom from scripture for how to honor God in your dating relationships.

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Human Sexuality and The Biblical Story
Rev. Mark Pluimer

Human Sexuality and The Biblical Story

March 7, 2016 • Rev. Mark Pluimer

Our culture has a broken and distorted view of sexuality. Discover wisdom from the Biblical story to reclaim the original beauty of God designed intimacy.

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A Biblical Approach to Masturbation
Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

A Biblical Approach to Masturbation

February 29, 2016 • Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

Though the Bible does not explicitly mention masturbation, there are important Biblical principles that can shape the way Christians address masturbation.

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Devotions

Seeking God First in Courtship
Rev. Deb Koster

Seeking God First in Courtship

June 11, 2015 • Rev. Deb Koster

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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Putting Aside Idolatry
Rev. Deb Koster

Putting Aside Idolatry

April 27, 2015 • Rev. Deb Koster

Do you struggle with sinfulness in your life? Discover wisdom from the Bible for dealing with the sinful habits in your life to find repentance and hope.

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