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Coping When Your Loved One is in Active Addiction
Kathy Krentkowski, MA, LCPC, LMHC

Coping When Your Loved One is in Active Addiction

April 14, 2019 • Kathy Krentkowski, MA, LCPC, LMHC

Do you have a loved one who is struggling with an addiction? Let God walk with you as you find resources and set boundaries to care for everyone involved.

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Why is it So Difficult to Draw Boundaries With Parents?
Rev. Deb Koster

Why is it So Difficult to Draw Boundaries With Parents?

April 10, 2019 • Rev. Deb Koster

Do you struggle with drawing boundaries with your parents? Consider the common challenges of limit setting so you can foster healthy relationships.

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The Difficult Daughter (or Son)-In-Law
Dr. Robert Ritzema

The Difficult Daughter (or Son)-In-Law

March 24, 2019 • Dr. Robert Ritzema

Do you have a distant relationship with a daughter-in-law? Consider these compassionate ways to respond to heal tensions and build strong relationships.

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Reconciling our Conflict with Reconciliation
Rev. Kelly Vander Woude

Reconciling our Conflict with Reconciliation

March 20, 2019 • Rev. Kelly Vander Woude

Do you struggle to find reconciliation of your relationships? Consider the reconciliation that Jesus has brought us in the cross for healing relationships.

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Invest in Your Marriage (It's Bigger than the Wedding)
Rev. Deb Koster

Invest in Your Marriage (It's Bigger than the Wedding)

March 10, 2019 • Rev. Deb Koster

Are you investing in your wedding instead of preparing for your marriage? Consider the importance of seeking wise counsel to build a healthy relationship.

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How Sex Changes Relationships
Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

How Sex Changes Relationships

January 9, 2019 • Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

Why is casual sex a bad idea? God designed sex to build the emotional and physical aspects of relationships and transform the individuals and the couple.

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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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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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