Marriage

Articles

What Makes a Good Marriage?
Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

What Makes a Good Marriage?

September 29, 2019 • Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

Our definition of a “Good” marriage will shape the steps that a couple takes to work on a “good” marriage. Choose to establish a marriage that honors God.

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Marital Therapy…Alone? When a Spouse Refuses Counseling
Debi Mitchell, MS, LMFT

Marital Therapy…Alone? When a Spouse Refuses Counseling

September 11, 2019 • Debi Mitchell, MS, LMFT

Do you have a spouse that refuses marriage counseling? Choose to seek counseling and find healing for yourself and your marriage even without your spouse.

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What to Expect in Couples Counseling
New Leaf Resources

What to Expect in Couples Counseling

June 18, 2019 • New Leaf Resources

Are you intimidated about seeing a marriage counselor? Learn what you can expect from counseling sessions to reduce your stress and help you find healing.

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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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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 #9
Rev. Steven Koster

Rules for Fair Fighting: Rule #9

September 6, 2018 • Rev. Steven Koster

Forgiving can be difficult, but God equips us to forgive. Choose to forgive one another with the grace that we have received through Jesus Christ.

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Devotions

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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Paul's Spiritual Guidance for Relationships
Rev. Deb Koster

Paul's Spiritual Guidance for Relationships

March 27, 2014 • Rev. 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
Rev. Deb Koster

A Bad Attitude is the True Disability

February 17, 2014 • Rev. 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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Members of One Body
Rev. Steven Koster

Members of One Body

April 2, 2013 • Rev. Steven Koster

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Help to Stand
Rev. Deb Koster

Help to Stand

April 1, 2013 • Rev. Deb Koster

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Avoiding Advantage
Rev. Steven Koster

Avoiding Advantage

March 31, 2013 • Rev. Steven Koster

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Jonah: Attitude Check
Rev. Deb Koster

Jonah: Attitude Check

December 18, 2012 • Rev. Deb Koster

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