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Rev. Steven Koster

Spiritual Parenting: Catch the Passion

June 12, 2017 • Rev. Steven Koster

Do you desire that your children grow in faith? Discover how you can share your spiritual passion and inspire your children to embrace a life of faith.

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Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Engaging Our Children in Faith

April 6, 2017 • Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Do you struggle to engage your children in faith? Discover truths about the people who God uses to further his kingdom to encourage following his calling.

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Melvin Jonkman, M.Div.

In-Laws are Aliens

March 27, 2017 • Melvin Jonkman, M.Div.

Do you struggle with your relationship with your in-laws? Consider some wisdom from scripture to guide you toward healthier extended family relationships.

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Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Christian Parenting: A God Who Longs to Draw Close

March 9, 2017 • Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

How can you describe to a child the nature of God? Consider the wisdom of scripture for pointing us to a God who chooses to dwell with us in love.

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Bob Ritzema

Avoiding Gray Divorce: Marriage Risk After 50

February 27, 2017 • Bob Ritzema

Gray divorce threatens marriages of any age. Some challenges are common to marriages of older adults, but these risks and difficulties can be overcome.

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Deb Koster

Marriage Conflict: Why Do We Fight?

February 16, 2017 • Deb Koster

Do you find yourself getting dragged into the same arguments? Consider exploring the root of those problems to find their source and improve your marriage.

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Rev. Steven Koster

Fences and In-Laws

February 6, 2017 • Rev. Steven Koster

Is your marriage in need of some protective boundaries? Follow God's design for placing healthy boundaries to care for your marriage relationship.

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Deb Koster

A Christian Response to Bad Behavior

January 12, 2017 • Deb Koster

Do you struggle with how to deal with other people's bad behavior? Discover how Christians are to live in relationships and find ways to bridge divisions.

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Rev. Joel Vande Werken

Finding the Ability to Love Well at Christmas

December 22, 2016 • Rev. Joel Vande Werken

Does your Christmas feel like it is more about stress than love? Let the wisdom from Romans 12 guide your family to love more like Jesus desires for us.

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Bob Ritzema

Ten Suggestions for Scheduling Family Holiday Gatherings

December 1, 2016 • Bob Ritzema

Planning for family gatherings during the holidays can be challenging. Use these ten suggestions to avoid scheduling pitfalls and promote family unity.

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Devotions

Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

How We Communicate Has Consequences

July 30, 2015 • Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

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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Jason Ruis

Who Can Tame the Tongue?

June 1, 2015 • Jason Ruis

Do you struggle with holding your tongue? Discover Biblical wisdom to give God control of your speech and find the blessing of God's power in your life.

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Deb Koster

Waiting on God: Cultivating the Fruit of Patience

May 11, 2015 • Deb Koster

Do you struggle with being patient? Discover Biblical wisdom for cultivating patience in your life and find the blessings that come through waiting on God.

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Deb Koster

Putting Aside Idolatry

April 27, 2015 • 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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Deb Koster

A Biblical Approach to Dealing with Selfishness

April 20, 2015 • Deb Koster

Do you struggle with dealing with selfish behavior? Discover the example God gives us in the book of Jonah for dealing with selfish attitudes and behavior.

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Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

How Can We Live the Fruit of the Spirit in Our Families?

February 9, 2015 • Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Tired of hearing negative interactions? Consider some Biblical wisdom from the book of Galatians for letting the fruit of the Spirit overflow to others.

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Deb Koster

Fret Not: Getting Rid of Worry

February 5, 2015 • Deb Koster

Are feeling overwhelmed by the worries of life? Consider this Biblical guidance for turning your fears into prayers so God can carry your burden for you.

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Deb Koster

Choose Thankfulness

June 11, 2014 • Deb Koster

Each day we choose to focus on our circumstances or on the God who has power over our circumstances. Discover wisdom from scripture to guide your thoughts.

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Deb Koster

Paul's Spiritual Guidance for Relationships

March 27, 2014 • Deb Koster

Looking for Biblical guidance for living in relationships? Paul's parting greeting to the Corinthian church provides a good summary for living together.

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