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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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 Adult Children Caring for Elderly Parents: Building Perspective
Dr. Robert Ritzema, PHD

Adult Children Caring for Elderly Parents: Building Perspective

March 12, 2018 • Dr. Robert Ritzema, PHD

Problems between an elderly adult needing care and an adult child trying to provide it often stems from an inability to understand the other's perspective.

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Navigating Difficult Relationships
Deb Koster

Navigating Difficult Relationships

August 24, 2017 • 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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Avoiding Gray Divorce: Marriage Risk After 50
Dr. Robert Ritzema, PHD

Avoiding Gray Divorce: Marriage Risk After 50

February 27, 2017 • Dr. Robert Ritzema, PHD

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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Marriage Conflict: Why Do We Fight?
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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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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A Christian Response to Bad Behavior
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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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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Crossing Bridges
Deb Koster

Crossing Bridges

October 6, 2016 • Deb Koster

Are you struggling to cross a bridge of reconciliation? Consider the blessings we discover as we step out in faith to bring restoration to relationships.

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Forgiving the Villains
Deb Koster

Forgiving the Villains

September 29, 2016 • Deb Koster

Have you been hurt in ways that feel unforgivable? Discover how you can free yourself from anger and make a fresh start free of the villains in your life.

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Devotions

How We Communicate Has Consequences
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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Who Can Tame the Tongue?
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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A Biblical Approach to Dealing with Selfishness
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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Fret Not: Getting Rid of Worry
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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Choose Thankfulness
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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Paul's Spiritual Guidance for Relationships
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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A Bad Attitude is the True Disability
Deb Koster

A Bad Attitude is the True Disability

February 17, 2014 • 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
Deb Koster

Making Time to Stay Connected

October 18, 2013 • 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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Jonah: Attitude Check
Deb Koster

Jonah: Attitude Check

December 18, 2012 • Deb Koster

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