Marriage

Articles

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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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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Rebuilding After Separation
Deb Koster

Rebuilding After Separation

June 28, 2018 • Deb Koster

Is your marriage struggling to rebuild after a crisis? Consider this biblical wisdom for building a strong marriage from the ashes of your relationship.

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What Older Adults Can Teach Us About Relationships
Dr. Robert Ritzema, PHD

What Older Adults Can Teach Us About Relationships

June 25, 2018 • Dr. Robert Ritzema, PHD

Are you looking for wisdom for managing relationships? Consider the wisdom that older adults have to offer for navigating conflict in your relationships.

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Your Marriage: Covenant, or Contract?
Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

Your Marriage: Covenant, or Contract?

May 14, 2018 • Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

Don't let your marriage become only a temporary contract. Choose to make your marriage healthier by placing God at the center of your marriage covenant.

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Making the most of living with extended family
Donna Southard, MA, LCPC, Family Therapist

Making the most of living with extended family

April 19, 2018 • Donna Southard, MA, LCPC, Family Therapist

Living with extended family can be a challenge and a blessing. Discover healthy guidelines for creating an environment of mutual cooperation and respect.

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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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Devotions

Rule the Words of My Mouth
Deb Koster

Rule the Words of My Mouth

August 13, 2015 • 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
Deb Koster

Waiting on God: Cultivating the Fruit of Patience

May 11, 2015 • 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
Deb Koster

Putting Aside Idolatry

April 27, 2015 • 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
Deb Koster

A Biblical Approach to Dealing with Selfishness

April 20, 2015 • 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
Deb Koster

Fret Not: Getting Rid of Worry

February 5, 2015 • 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
Deb Koster

Choose Thankfulness

June 11, 2014 • 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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