Recent Articles

Surviving and Thriving after Mid-Life
Rev. Joel Vande Werken

Surviving and Thriving after Mid-Life

August 12, 2018 • Rev. Joel Vande Werken

Are you facing a mid-life crisis? God's word gives our lives perspective as he gives us gifts and opportunities to serve him and advance his kingdom.

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Build friendship into your marriage
Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

Build friendship into your marriage

August 8, 2018 • Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

Is your marriage relationship lacking companionship? God designed us for relationship so be intentional about building friendship into your marriage.

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Where You End and I Begin: An invitation to healthy boundaries
Kathy Krentkowski, MA, LCPC, LMHC

Where You End and I Begin: An invitation to healthy boundaries

August 5, 2018 • Kathy Krentkowski, MA, LCPC, LMHC

Creating healthy boundaries in life requires a recognition of what things are within our control and what things are outside of our ability to control.

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Letting Go and Sticking Together
Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

Letting Go and Sticking Together

August 1, 2018 • Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

Are you looking to improve your marriage? Establish a foundation rooted in Christ Jesus to help you leave outside influences and cling to your spouse.

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Parenting Teens for the Faint of Heart
Rev. Shannon Jammal-Hollemans

Parenting Teens for the Faint of Heart

July 29, 2018 • Rev. Shannon Jammal-Hollemans

Are you overwhelmed with the task of parenting teens? Discover wisdom from the Bible from a parent in the midst for navigating these challenging years.

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Being Present with Our Kids
Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Being Present with Our Kids

July 25, 2018 • Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Do you worry about being able to provide your children what they need? Follow God's example of coming down to our level and dwelling with us to show love.

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Guilt-Based Parenting
Deb Koster

Guilt-Based Parenting

July 22, 2018 • Deb Koster

Are you parenting out of a sense of guilt? Recognize the hazards of parenting out of guilt and consider setting aside your guilt to parent constructively.

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Parenting the Stubborn Child
Leah Travis

Parenting the Stubborn Child

July 18, 2018 • Leah Travis

Are you struggling with a defiant child? Consider the example that God models for us in scripture for knowing where to put your energy, emphasis and focus.

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Promises to My Child
Rev. Kelly Vander Woude

Promises to My Child

July 15, 2018 • Rev. Kelly Vander Woude

Preparing for parenting can be daunting. Here are the promises that we have made to our children that have proved to be faithful guides for parenting.

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Becoming a Better Spouse through Union with Christ
Lynne Scherschel, MS, LMFT

Becoming a Better Spouse through Union with Christ

July 11, 2018 • Lynne Scherschel, MS, LMFT

How does your faith impact your marriage? Consider how being united in Christ impacts our relationships and guides us to be the person God calls us to be.

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Life Lessons from My Child
Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Life Lessons from My Child

July 8, 2018 • Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Do you struggle with the never ending tasks of parenting? Hear how a feather on the floor provided perspective on the priorities of parenting.

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Being Grandma, Not the Babysitter
Dr. Robert Ritzema, PHD

Being Grandma, Not the Babysitter

July 2, 2018 • Dr. Robert Ritzema, PHD

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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Recent Devotions

Rule the Words of My Mouth
Deb Koster

Rule the Words of My Mouth

August 13, 2015 • 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
Deb Koster

Seeking God First in Courtship

June 11, 2015 • 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?
Jason Ruis

Who Can Tame the Tongue?

June 1, 2015 • 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
Deb Koster

Waiting on God: Cultivating the Fruit of Patience

May 11, 2015 • 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
Deb Koster

Putting Aside Idolatry

April 27, 2015 • 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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