Marriage

Articles

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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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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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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Praying with Your Spouse
Rev. Kelly Vander Woude

Praying with Your Spouse

January 11, 2018 • Rev. Kelly Vander Woude

Do you struggle with how to pray with your spouse? Discover the blessing of creating spiritual intimacy in your marriage to enrich your relationship.

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Breaking Traditions
Rev. Kelly Vander Woude

Breaking Traditions

December 4, 2017 • Rev. Kelly Vander Woude

It can be challenging establishing new holiday traditions. Consider the importance of setting aside your own interests to look to the interest of others.

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8 Keys to Living a Joyful Life
Deb Koster

8 Keys to Living a Joyful Life

November 27, 2017 • Deb Koster

Are you overwhelmed with challenges? Are you wishing for a more joyful life? Consider Christ's example and follow his lead for embracing a joy-filled life.

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A Healthy Posture for Approaching Conflict
Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

A Healthy Posture for Approaching Conflict

November 16, 2017 • Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

Do you find yourself locked in conflict? When we pay attention to our posture as much as our position, we are able to resolve conflict more effectively.

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Choosing to Love:  Radical acceptance
Debi Mitchell, MS, LMFT

Choosing to Love: Radical acceptance

October 19, 2017 • Debi Mitchell, MS, LMFT

Sometimes loving one another is hard. Learn how to practice radical acceptance to emulate the love of God and practice a 1 Corinthians 13 kind of love.

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How are Assumptions Impacting Your Marriage?
Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

How are Assumptions Impacting Your Marriage?

October 2, 2017 • Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

Each of us brings many unnamed assumptions into marriage which can cause friction, but identifying those things can help us foster healthier 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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