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Car Ride Conversations
Rev. Jason Ruis

Car Ride Conversations

September 20, 2020 • Rev. Jason Ruis

Too rushed for family devotions? Busy parents driving children from one event to another can use their time in the car for discipleship conversations.

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Mentoring Children to Manage their Conflicts
Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

Mentoring Children to Manage their Conflicts

September 16, 2020 • Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

Tired of playing the referee in your children's conflicts? Consider this great Biblical advice to help your children learn how to manage their conflicts.

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Why Our Words Matter
Rev. Deb Koster

Why Our Words Matter

September 13, 2020 • Rev. Deb Koster

Our words have an impact on others. Explore Biblical wisdom on why our choice of words matters and consider what your words convey to the lives of others.

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The Benefits of Praying Together
Rev. Steven Koster

The Benefits of Praying Together

September 9, 2020 • Rev. Steven Koster

Praying with someone else can often feel uncomfortable. Discover the blessing of praying together and develop spiritual intimacy in your relationship.

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Parenting our Grieving Teens
Debi Mitchell, MS, LMFT

Parenting our Grieving Teens

August 26, 2020 • Debi Mitchell, MS, LMFT

Is your teen processing feelings of grief? Consider the role that you can play to help your teens process their feelings to navigate difficult season.

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Does My Child Need Counseling?
Melinda Hammond, PsyD

Does My Child Need Counseling?

August 23, 2020 • Melinda Hammond, PsyD

Are you concerned that your child may need counseling? Explore these five signs to see if your child might benefit from the help of a trained professional.

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Be the Hero for your Family
Rev. Deb Koster

Be the Hero for your Family

August 12, 2020 • Rev. Deb Koster

Christ modeled an example of what being a hero looks like. Discover how you can be the servant leader in your family by following the example of Jesus!

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Preparing Your Family To Return To School In A Covid World
Aneece Alicea,  MA, LMHC

Preparing Your Family To Return To School In A Covid World

August 5, 2020 • Aneece Alicea, MA, LMHC

Is there anxiety in your house over returning to school this Fall? Approach the decision thoughtfully to help your children adjust to this next semester.

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Grand Parenting Little Ones in a Pandemic: Staying Connected
Rev. Katherine Hirschberg

Grand Parenting Little Ones in a Pandemic: Staying Connected

August 2, 2020 • Rev. Katherine Hirschberg

Are you struggling with how to stay connected to your grandchildren from a distance? Consider these great ways to stay connected and build relationships.

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Conflict Management: A Biblical Approach
Rev. Jason Ruis

Conflict Management: A Biblical Approach

July 26, 2020 • Rev. Jason Ruis

Struggling with uncomfortable family dynamics? Discover constructive approaches to handling conflict in your family using wisdom from the scriptures.

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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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