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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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Rules for Fair Fighting: Rule #8
Rev. Steven Koster

Rules for Fair Fighting: Rule #8

September 6, 2018 • Rev. Steven Koster

Is your relationship experiencing conflict? Consider taking a posture of humility and lead the path to healing through the power of offering an apology.

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Rules for Fair Fighting: Rule #9
Rev. Steven Koster

Rules for Fair Fighting: Rule #9

September 6, 2018 • Rev. Steven Koster

Forgiving can be difficult, but God equips us to forgive. Choose to forgive one another with the grace that we have received through Jesus Christ.

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Rules for Fair Fighting: Rule #10
Rev. Steven Koster

Rules for Fair Fighting: Rule #10

September 5, 2018 • Rev. Steven Koster

How do you start over after conflict? Commit to praying together to reorient your hearts and recommit to the relationship before God and one another.

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Rules for Fair Fighting: Rule #2
Rev. Deb Koster

Rules for Fair Fighting: Rule #2

August 30, 2018 • Rev. Deb Koster

Conflict is inevitable so we should not run away from it. God calls us to handle conflict in constructive ways that honor him and respect one another.

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Rules for Fair Fighting: Summary
Rev. Steven Koster

Rules for Fair Fighting: Summary

August 30, 2018 • Rev. Steven Koster

Looking for scriptural guidelines for helping you handle conflict in constructive ways? Explore our quick summary sheet of our ten rules for fair fighting.

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Loving the Enemy
Rev. Kelly Vander Woude

Loving the Enemy

August 19, 2018 • Rev. Kelly Vander Woude

Do you have people in your life who are difficult to live with? Consider how God calls and equips us to respond to one another with the love of Jesus.

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Being Grandma, Not the Babysitter
Dr. Robert Ritzema

Being Grandma, Not the Babysitter

July 2, 2018 • Dr. Robert Ritzema

Are you a grandparent who is always made to step in to babysit? Consider how you can come alongside to offer care while setting loving, respectful limits.

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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

Adult Children Caring for Elderly Parents: Building Perspective

March 12, 2018 • Dr. Robert Ritzema

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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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
Rev. Deb Koster

A Biblical Approach to Dealing with Selfishness

April 20, 2015 • Rev. 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
Rev. Deb Koster

Fret Not: Getting Rid of Worry

February 5, 2015 • Rev. 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
Rev. Deb Koster

Choose Thankfulness

June 11, 2014 • Rev. 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
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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Jonah: Attitude Check
Rev. Deb Koster

Jonah: Attitude Check

December 18, 2012 • Rev. Deb Koster

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