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Surviving Single-Parenting Stress
Joy Bocanegra, MA, LCPC

Surviving Single-Parenting Stress

October 16, 2019 • Joy Bocanegra, MA, LCPC

Are stressed out with the demands of single parenting? Remember God's great love for you and choose to focus on what is important and let go of anxiety.

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The Power of “I Forgive You”
Rev. Jason Ruis

The Power of “I Forgive You”

October 13, 2019 • Rev. Jason Ruis

How should you respond to an apology? Recognize the depth of sin and the power of forgiveness by choosing to respond with both truth and grace.

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Being Thankful in the Middle of Not Enough
Kim Sullivan

Being Thankful in the Middle of Not Enough

October 9, 2019 • Kim Sullivan

Are you living in a challenging season in which you do not feel very thankful? Look to God as your provider and consider how you can still find gratitude.

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Jesus' Guide to Rebuilding Trust
Kim Sullivan

Jesus' Guide to Rebuilding Trust

October 6, 2019 • Kim Sullivan

Are you wondering how you will ever recover after you have experienced betrayal? Follow the example of Jesus to find a constructive path toward healing.

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Creating Worship Practices at Home
Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

Creating Worship Practices at Home

October 2, 2019 • Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

Are you wondering how to guide your family into faith formation practices? Consider establishing routines to guide your family into God's word and prayer.

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What Makes a Good Marriage?
Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

What Makes a Good Marriage?

September 29, 2019 • Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

Our definition of a “Good” marriage will shape the steps that a couple takes to work on a “good” marriage. Choose to establish a marriage that honors God.

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How Does Pornography Affect the Viewer?
Rev. Jason Ruis

How Does Pornography Affect the Viewer?

September 25, 2019 • Rev. Jason Ruis

Do you wonder if pornography has negative effects on those who view it? Consider the ways that the viewer is impacted by the content that you consume.

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Why Is Pornography Destructive?
Rev. Jason Ruis

Why Is Pornography Destructive?

September 22, 2019 • Rev. Jason Ruis

Why is viewing pornography destructive? Consider the dehumanization of the person being viewed that dismisses their identity as an image-bearer of God.

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Taking A Stand With Youth Sports
Rev. Jason Ruis

Taking A Stand With Youth Sports

September 18, 2019 • Rev. Jason Ruis

Will you choose worship or sports on Sunday morning? Thoughtfully choose a God-glorifying position when seeking to balance youth sports and church life.

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Creating Teenagers that You Actually Like
Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Creating Teenagers that You Actually Like

September 15, 2019 • Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Bad attitudes do not need to be a part of your teenager's life. Consider the valuable lessons to instill in your child for fostering grace into adulthood.

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Marital Therapy…Alone? When a Spouse Refuses Counseling
Debi Mitchell, MS, LMFT

Marital Therapy…Alone? When a Spouse Refuses Counseling

September 11, 2019 • Debi Mitchell, MS, LMFT

Do you have a spouse that refuses marriage counseling? Choose to seek counseling and find healing for yourself and your marriage even without your spouse.

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Four Lies You Should Believe to Ruin Your Sex Life
Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

Four Lies You Should Believe to Ruin Your Sex Life

September 8, 2019 • Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

Are you believing the lies that culture tells about sex? Consider how the root of these lies contrasts with scripture and undermines a healthy sex life.

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Recent Devotions

Rule the Words of My Mouth
Rev. Deb Koster

Rule the Words of My Mouth

August 13, 2015 • Rev. Deb Koster

Psalm 19:12-14

Do you ever say words you regret? Consider what scripture says about our speech and learn to use words with care so that God is glorified in our speech.

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How We Communicate Has Consequences
Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

How We Communicate Has Consequences

July 30, 2015 • Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Proverbs 15:1-4

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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Seeking God First in Courtship
Rev. Deb Koster

Seeking God First in Courtship

June 11, 2015 • Rev. Deb Koster

Matthew 6: 25-34

Has your dating relationship become more important than God? Consider Biblical wisdom for keeping your priorities aligned so that God is sought first.

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Who Can Tame the Tongue?
Rev. Jason Ruis

Who Can Tame the Tongue?

June 1, 2015 • Rev. Jason Ruis

James 3:1-12

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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Waiting on God: Cultivating the Fruit of Patience
Rev. Deb Koster

Waiting on God: Cultivating the Fruit of Patience

May 11, 2015 • Rev. Deb Koster

Psalm 25:1-5

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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Putting Aside Idolatry
Rev. Deb Koster

Putting Aside Idolatry

April 27, 2015 • Rev. Deb Koster

Jonah 2:1-9

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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