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Creating Respectful Children in a Disrespectful World
Kim Sullivan

Creating Respectful Children in a Disrespectful World

November 17, 2019 • Kim Sullivan

How will you guide your child to treat others with respect? Choose to model basic respect for all human beings as each of us is made by God in his image.

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Should Christians Celebrate Halloween?
Rev. Joel Vande Werken

Should Christians Celebrate Halloween?

October 27, 2019 • Rev. Joel Vande Werken

Should Christians participate in celebrating Halloween? Thoughtfully consider the trajectory of your family's choices in exercising your Christian freedom.

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Keeping Your Cool: Emotional Regulation For Parents
Aneece Alicea,  MA, LMHC

Keeping Your Cool: Emotional Regulation For Parents

October 23, 2019 • Aneece Alicea, MA, LMHC

Do you struggle with losing your temper with your children? Enlist the help of the Holy Spirit to regulate your emotions and help you parent with grace.

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Surviving Single-Parenting Stress
Joy Bocanegra, MA, LCPC

Surviving Single-Parenting Stress

October 16, 2019 • Joy Bocanegra, MA, LCPC

Are you stressed out with the demands of single parenting? Remember God's great love for you and choose to focus on what is important and let go of anxiety.

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The Power of “I Forgive You”
Rev. Jason Ruis

The Power of “I Forgive You”

October 13, 2019 • Rev. Jason Ruis

How should you respond to an apology? Recognize the depth of sin and the power of forgiveness by choosing to respond with both truth and grace.

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How Does Pornography Affect the Viewer?
Rev. Jason Ruis

How Does Pornography Affect the Viewer?

September 25, 2019 • Rev. Jason Ruis

Do you wonder if pornography has negative effects on those who view it? Consider the ways that the viewer is impacted by the content that you consume.

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Taking A Stand With Youth Sports
Rev. Jason Ruis

Taking A Stand With Youth Sports

September 18, 2019 • Rev. Jason Ruis

Will you choose worship or sports on Sunday morning? Thoughtfully choose a God-glorifying position when seeking to balance youth sports and church life.

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Creating Teenagers that You Actually Like
Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Creating Teenagers that You Actually Like

September 15, 2019 • Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Bad attitudes do not need to be a part of your teenager's life. Consider the valuable lessons to instill in your child for fostering grace into adulthood.

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Wisdom for Parenting Introverted and Extroverted Children
Katie DeYoung MA LCPC LMHC

Wisdom for Parenting Introverted and Extroverted Children

August 28, 2019 • Katie DeYoung MA LCPC LMHC

Struggling to understand your child's personality? Understanding introversion and extroversion can improve your parenting and allow your child to flourish.

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The Beginning of School: Make a Fresh Start
Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

The Beginning of School: Make a Fresh Start

August 21, 2019 • Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Are you dreading the start of the school year? Make the new school year a fresh start to reorder priorities and discover how God can make all things new.

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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?
Rev. Jason Ruis

Who Can Tame the Tongue?

June 1, 2015 • Rev. 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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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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