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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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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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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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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
Deborah 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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When to End a Marriage
Deb Koster

When to End a Marriage

September 21, 2017 • Deb Koster

Are trying to decide if your relationship can find healing and restoration? Explore how God is at work in your marriage and discover resources for healing.

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When to Fight for Your Marriage
Deb Koster

When to Fight for Your Marriage

September 18, 2017 • Deb Koster

Are you struggling to see if your marriage is salvageable? Examine your marriage and see if the Spirit of God can still breath life into your relationship.

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Our Road Map Through the Storm
Deb Koster

Our Road Map Through the Storm

August 31, 2017 • Deb Koster

Are you struggling with a stormy season of life? Discover how one family navigated through a challenging time and found God faithful through the storm.

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Devotions

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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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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Paul's Spiritual Guidance for Relationships
Deb Koster

Paul's Spiritual Guidance for Relationships

March 27, 2014 • Deb Koster

Looking for Biblical guidance for living in relationships? Paul's parting greeting to the Corinthian church provides a good summary for living together.

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A Bad Attitude is the True Disability
Deb Koster

A Bad Attitude is the True Disability

February 17, 2014 • Deb Koster

Are you stuck in negative thinking? Consider this Biblical wisdom to transform your thinking and help you overcome the destructive power of negativity.

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Jonah: A Lesson in Patience
Deb Koster

Jonah: A Lesson in Patience

December 12, 2012 • Deb Koster

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Treasure in Jars of Clay
Deb Koster

Treasure in Jars of Clay

August 7, 2012 • Deb Koster

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