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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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Getting Lost Financially and Planning a Way Out
Rev. Michael VanderLaan

Getting Lost Financially and Planning a Way Out

December 2, 2018 • Rev. Michael VanderLaan

Is your family getting financially lost in debt? Choose to place your finances in God's hands and create a plan for getting financially healthy.

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The Anatomy of an Emotion
Kathy Krentkowski, MA, LCPC, LMHC

The Anatomy of an Emotion

November 28, 2018 • Kathy Krentkowski, MA, LCPC, LMHC

Are you experiencing unwanted emotions? Explore the thoughts that trigger your emotional response and learn how to take those thoughts captive.

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Couples Who Cannot Have Sex
Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

Couples Who Cannot Have Sex

October 28, 2018 • Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

How do you care for physical needs in marriage when a spouse is not able to have sex? Put aside guilt and discover the intimacy God desires for marriage.

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Communication Basics
Kathy Krentkowski, MA, LCPC, LMHC

Communication Basics

October 24, 2018 • Kathy Krentkowski, MA, LCPC, LMHC

How healthy is the communication in your relationship? Get back to the basics of healthy communication to improve the health of your communication.

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Weathering the Storms of Life as A Couple
Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

Weathering the Storms of Life as A Couple

October 10, 2018 • Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

Has your life hit a difficult storm? Consider the importance of facing those challenges as a team and learn how your marriage can navigate the obstacles.

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Listening To Your Spouse
Rev. Kelly Vander Woude

Listening To Your Spouse

October 3, 2018 • Rev. Kelly Vander Woude

Do you know the pains that weigh on the heart of your spouse? Enrich your marriage by learning to listen to the concerns weighing on your spouse's heart.

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Continuing the Date
Rev. Kelly Vander Woude

Continuing the Date

September 23, 2018 • Rev. Kelly Vander Woude

Have you forgotten the importance of dating in your marriage? Consider how to best reflect God's love to the world by investing time in one another.

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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 #7
Rev. Deb Koster

Rules for Fair Fighting: Rule #7

September 6, 2018 • Rev. Deb Koster

How well do you handle conflict? Consider these guidelines from scripture for being a non-anxious presence and handling criticism in constructive ways.

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Devotions

Rule the Words of My Mouth
Rev. Deb Koster

Rule the Words of My Mouth

August 13, 2015 • Rev. Deb Koster

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

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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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

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

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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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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How Can We Live the Fruit of the Spirit in Our Families?
Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

How Can We Live the Fruit of the Spirit in Our Families?

February 9, 2015 • Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Tired of hearing negative interactions? Consider some Biblical wisdom from the book of Galatians for letting the fruit of the Spirit overflow to others.

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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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