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Holiday Parties and Kids: Balancing Needs at Christmas Time
Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Holiday Parties and Kids: Balancing Needs at Christmas Time

December 12, 2018 • Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

The busyness of the holidays can be hard to manage with children. Make a plan for caring for their needs while preserving the true meaning of the holiday.

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Family Traditions: Christmas Trees and Emmanuel
Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Family Traditions: Christmas Trees and Emmanuel

December 9, 2018 • Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Do you wonder if holiday traditions are worth the hassle? Follow the example of our God who drew near to us and draw near to him and to one another.

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Blended Families and Holidays
Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Blended Families and Holidays

December 7, 2018 • Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Does your blended family create holiday celebration challenges? Let God's grace guide your interactions and choose to maintain a healthy perspective.

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Fighting Christmas Discontentment
Rev. Michael VanderLaan

Fighting Christmas Discontentment

December 5, 2018 • Rev. Michael VanderLaan

Holiday advertising can foster discontentment within us. Choose to guide your family away from entitlement to find joy and contentment in God's presence.

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Teaching Our Children to Marvel
Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Teaching Our Children to Marvel

November 20, 2018 • Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

How are you helping your children to marvel at God's creation? Take the time to help your children see how God's hand is at work in every aspect of life.

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Choosing to Model Joy
Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Choosing to Model Joy

November 18, 2018 • Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Are you communicating a Christ-like attitude to those around you? Align your attitudes with God's heart and choose to embrace joy and model it for others.

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How Parents Can Help Teens Redeem Their Use of Technology
Jessica Parks, MSW, LCSW

How Parents Can Help Teens Redeem Their Use of Technology

November 4, 2018 • Jessica Parks, MSW, LCSW

Looking for guidelines to help your children manage technology in healthy ways? Consider God's call to be stewards of his gifts and choose wise limits.

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Challenging the Myths of Talking to Your Kids About Sex
Rev. Deb Koster

Challenging the Myths of Talking to Your Kids About Sex

October 31, 2018 • Rev. Deb Koster

Are you wondering how to talk with your children about sex? Debunk the myths and discover how you can bring God's truth to every aspect of family life.

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Kids and Chores
Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Kids and Chores

October 17, 2018 • Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Should children be made to do chores? Consider the blessings that are gained when children are given responsibilities in caring for the household.

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Creating Successful Children By Emphasizing Values
Dr. Robert Ritzema

Creating Successful Children By Emphasizing Values

October 14, 2018 • Dr. Robert Ritzema

Are you looking for how to make your child successful? Check out this study on the importance of emphasizing values for guiding children to achievement.

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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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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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