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Responding to a Difficult Daughter-in-Law
Dr. Robert Ritzema

Responding to a Difficult Daughter-in-Law

May 22, 2019 • Dr. Robert Ritzema

Do you have a challenging relationship with an in-law? Consider how God calls us to live in relationships with one another and seek to heal the brokenness.

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Why is it So Difficult to Draw Boundaries With Parents?
Rev. Deb Koster

Why is it So Difficult to Draw Boundaries With Parents?

April 10, 2019 • Rev. Deb Koster

Do you struggle with drawing boundaries with your parents? Consider the common challenges of limit setting so you can foster healthy relationships.

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The Difficult Daughter (or Son)-In-Law
Dr. Robert Ritzema

The Difficult Daughter (or Son)-In-Law

March 24, 2019 • Dr. Robert Ritzema

Do you have a distant relationship with a daughter-in-law? Consider these compassionate ways to respond to heal tensions and build strong relationships.

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Holiday Parties and Kids: Balancing Needs at Christmas Time
Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Holiday Parties and Kids: Balancing Needs at Christmas Time

December 12, 2018 • Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

The busyness of the holidays can be hard to manage with children. Make a plan for caring for their needs while preserving the true meaning of the holiday.

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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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Making the most of living with extended family
Donna Southard, MA, LCPC, Family Therapist

Making the most of living with extended family

April 19, 2018 • Donna Southard, MA, LCPC, Family Therapist

Living with extended family can be a challenge and a blessing. Discover healthy guidelines for creating an environment of mutual cooperation and respect.

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Navigating Difficult Relationships
Rev. Deb Koster

Navigating Difficult Relationships

August 24, 2017 • Rev. Deb Koster

Do you struggle with messy relationships? Consider how you can navigate the messiness with the love of Christ Jesus to bring healing to the brokenness.

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In-Laws are Aliens
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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Fences and In-Laws
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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Finding the Ability to Love Well at Christmas
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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Devotions

How Can We Live the Fruit of the Spirit in Our Families?
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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Paul's Spiritual Guidance for Relationships
Rev. Deb Koster

Paul's Spiritual Guidance for Relationships

March 27, 2014 • Rev. 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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A Bad Attitude is the True Disability
Rev. Deb Koster

A Bad Attitude is the True Disability

February 17, 2014 • Rev. Deb Koster

Are you stuck in negative thinking? Consider this Biblical wisdom to transform your thinking and help you overcome the destructive power of negativity.

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Making Time to Stay Connected
Rev. Deb Koster

Making Time to Stay Connected

October 18, 2013 • Rev. Deb Koster

Do you feel overwhelmed with life's challenges? Find some encouragement from scripture and discover how God sees you. God takes great delight in you!

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Your Most Dangerous Weapon
Rev. Deb Koster

Your Most Dangerous Weapon

May 23, 2011 • Rev. Deb Koster

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Don't Run: Honoring God in Conflict
Rev. Deb Koster

Don't Run: Honoring God in Conflict

May 18, 2011 • Rev. Deb Koster

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Forgive and Forget?
Rev. Deb Koster

Forgive and Forget?

May 18, 2011 • Rev. Deb Koster

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