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Conflict Management: A Biblical Approach
Rev. Jason Ruis

Conflict Management: A Biblical Approach

July 26, 2020 • Rev. Jason Ruis

Struggling with uncomfortable family dynamics? Discover constructive approaches to handling conflict in your family using wisdom from the scriptures.

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Navigating Political Discussions: Preserving Peace Around Your Holiday Table
Aneece Alicea,  MA, LMHC

Navigating Political Discussions: Preserving Peace Around Your Holiday Table

December 18, 2019 • Aneece Alicea, MA, LMHC

Are you worried about political conversations disturbing the peace around your holiday dinner table? Choose to look past issues to care for one another.

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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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Family Traditions: Christmas Trees and Emmanuel
Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Family Traditions: Christmas Trees and Emmanuel

December 9, 2018 • Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Do you wonder if holiday traditions are worth the hassle? Follow the example of our God who drew near to us and draw near to him and to one another.

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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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Encountering the Prince of Peace
Rev. Deb Koster

Encountering the Prince of Peace

December 23, 2017 • Rev. Deb Koster

Are you struggling to find God's peace during the holiday season? Explore these three challenges from scripture to help you encounter the Prince of Peace.

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Surviving the Family Drama of the Holidays
Rev. Kelly Vander Woude

Surviving the Family Drama of the Holidays

December 18, 2017 • Rev. Kelly Vander Woude

Are you struggling to find the joy of the holiday as you interact with others? Consider how you can live out the love of our Savior and extend grace.

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Fighting the holiday gift game
Rev. Kelly Vander Woude

Fighting the holiday gift game

December 7, 2017 • Rev. Kelly Vander Woude

Overwhelmed with holiday gift giving and trying to reciprocate? The gift of God's love can never be measured in things, but in grace and relationship.

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Breaking Traditions
Rev. Kelly Vander Woude

Breaking Traditions

December 4, 2017 • Rev. Kelly Vander Woude

It can be challenging establishing new holiday traditions. Consider the importance of setting aside your own interests to look to the interest of others.

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Cultivating Gratitude
Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Cultivating Gratitude

October 5, 2017 • Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Should getting prepared for Thanksgiving really be about creating the perfect meal? Choose instead to prepare hearts this holiday by practicing gratitude.

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Devotions

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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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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Making a Fresh Start
Rev. Deb Koster

Making a Fresh Start

January 2, 2011 • Rev. Deb Koster

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