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Things to Keep Doing While Under Self-Isolation
Rev. Dr. Bret Lamsma

Things to Keep Doing While Under Self-Isolation

April 1, 2020 • Rev. Dr. Bret Lamsma

Are you feeling overwhelmed by the losses of this challenging season? Choose to focus instead on all the things you can keep doing to restore your hope.

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Keeping the Peace with Children at Home
Rev. Dr. Bret Lamsma

Keeping the Peace with Children at Home

March 29, 2020 • Rev. Dr. Bret Lamsma

Are you struggling to find peace with your children underfoot? Discover how you can enact God's grace and peace for bringing sanity to your family life.

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Healing Binge Eating: A Journey Toward Wholeness
Jessica A. Parks, MSW, LCSW

Healing Binge Eating: A Journey Toward Wholeness

March 25, 2020 • Jessica A. Parks, MSW, LCSW

Has binge eating become out of control for someone you love? Identify the markers for the illness and discover healing and help for treating this illness.

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Stuck Inside? Make the Most of Your Unexpected Family Time
Rev. Dr. Bret Lamsma

Stuck Inside? Make the Most of Your Unexpected Family Time

March 22, 2020 • Rev. Dr. Bret Lamsma

Are you wondering how to navigate being sequestered at home with your family? Shift your focus from fear to faith with our helpful free resources.

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Talking to Kids about the Coronavirus
Rev. Deb Koster

Talking to Kids about the Coronavirus

March 13, 2020 • Rev. Deb Koster

We need to talk honestly with our children about the reality of COVID-19 and help them gain perspective about the situation.

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Tips for Caring for Your Marriage After Children Arrive
Laura Goossens, MSW, LCSW

Tips for Caring for Your Marriage After Children Arrive

March 8, 2020 • Laura Goossens, MSW, LCSW

Marriage after kids can be difficult but intentionally loving your spouse in the midst of this hard season is possible and well worth the investment.

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Owning Our Helplessness
Rev. Jason Ruis

Owning Our Helplessness

March 4, 2020 • Rev. Jason Ruis

Are you feeling helpless about the challenges you face in life? Assume a humble posture and consider how God is still at work even when you feel helpless.

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Helping Our Children Mature
Rev. Jason Ruis

Helping Our Children Mature

March 1, 2020 • Rev. Jason Ruis

Do you wonder if your children are going to mature? Listen well and get intentional about sharing your wisdom and leading your children to discipleship.

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Marriage Tips for Blending Families
Joy Bocanegra, MA, LCPC

Marriage Tips for Blending Families

February 12, 2020 • Joy Bocanegra, MA, LCPC

Are you struggling in your blended family? Consider these tips for balancing family needs as you heal the wounds of the past and build a future together.

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What Could You Gain from Counseling?
Rev. Deb Koster

What Could You Gain from Counseling?

February 5, 2020 • Rev. Deb Koster

Do you wonder if counseling could be worthwhile? Consider the blessings that come from including trained professionals in your emotional processing.

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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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