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Striving to Be One
Rev. Kelly Vander Woude

Striving to Be One

February 22, 2018 • Rev. Kelly Vander Woude

Do you struggle with unity in your marriage? Explore ways that you can follow God's desire to build interdependence into your marriage relationship.

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So, What is Therapy Anyway?
Josephine Martinez, MSW, LCSW

So, What is Therapy Anyway?

February 19, 2018 • Josephine Martinez, MSW, LCSW

Does the idea of seeing a counselor make you nervous? Explore what happens in therapy and discover the blessing of counseling for healing relationships.

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What Are You Giving Up for Lent?
Rev. Dr. Bret Lamsma

What Are You Giving Up for Lent?

February 15, 2018 • Rev. Dr. Bret Lamsma

How will your family mark the season of Lent? Look for ways that you can make alterations to your faith practice to draw into God's presence during Lent.

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Navigating In-law Relationships
Rev. Kelly Vander Woude

Navigating In-law Relationships

February 12, 2018 • Rev. Kelly Vander Woude

Do you struggle with in-law relationships? Discover ways to navigate these foreign relationships to build cross cultural connections with extended family.

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God's Love Makes a Difference
Mel Jonkman, MDiv, Executive Director Bio

God's Love Makes a Difference

February 8, 2018 • Mel Jonkman, MDiv, Executive Director Bio

God’s love makes a difference because it shows us what true love really is. God’s love demonstrates for us how to love others sacrificially.

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Assessing a Date: Looking Deeply
Rev. Kelly Vander Woude

Assessing a Date: Looking Deeply

February 5, 2018 • Rev. Kelly Vander Woude

How will you choose who you will date? Take an assessment that goes deeper than just outward appearance and choose someone who loves God and serves him.

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On Not Being That Kind of Sports Parent
Rev. Joel Vande Werken

On Not Being That Kind of Sports Parent

February 1, 2018 • Rev. Joel Vande Werken

Struggling with modeling faith on the field? Children's sports are times for parents to teach what it means to follow Jesus on and off the field of play.

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Guidelines for Establishing a Godly Home
Rev. Kelly Vander Woude

Guidelines for Establishing a Godly Home

January 29, 2018 • Rev. Kelly Vander Woude

Are you wondering how to guide your family to grow in faith? Consider these valuable elements for guiding your family to become rooted in Christ Jesus.

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Too Busy for Sex?
Rev. Kelly Vander Woude

Too Busy for Sex?

January 25, 2018 • Rev. Kelly Vander Woude

Are your married lives too busy for sex? Build intimacy into your daily lives to guide your relationship to be all that God designed marriage to be.

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Stop Making Comparisons
Rev. Kelly Vander Woude

Stop Making Comparisons

January 22, 2018 • Rev. Kelly Vander Woude

Do you compare one child's achievements with that of another? Consider the importance of celebrating the gifts of each person and stop making comparisons.

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A Biblical Look at Singleness
Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

A Biblical Look at Singleness

January 18, 2018 • Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

Do you wonder if it is better to marry or be single? Consider what the Bible says about singleness and marriage as you seek God's calling on your life.

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Glorifying God in Our Dating Relationships
Rev. Kelly Vander Woude

Glorifying God in Our Dating Relationships

January 15, 2018 • Rev. Kelly Vander Woude

Are you wondering if a dating relationship should become a marriage? Ask the question in your relationships: Does this affiliation bring glorify God?

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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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