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Embracing the Empty Nest
Kim Pronoitis, MA, LCPC

Embracing the Empty Nest

January 26, 2020 • Kim Pronoitis, MA, LCPC

Are you struggling with the idea of an empty nest? Consider the blessings that God has in store as children gain independence and transition out of the home.

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Serving with Children
Rev. Dr. Bret Lamsma

Serving with Children

January 22, 2020 • Rev. Dr. Bret Lamsma

Looking for ways to serve together with your children? Develop the habit of service and make an impact on your children as you serve God's world.

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Loving Your Prodigal Child
Kim Sullivan

Loving Your Prodigal Child

January 19, 2020 • Kim Sullivan

Do you struggle with how to love a prodigal child? Follow God's example and learn to love your child well even when they are making poor choices.

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Parenting for the Long Run
Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

Parenting for the Long Run

January 8, 2020 • Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

Are you parenting for short-term or long-term gains? Parenting can be a challenging marathon so adjust your perspective to better navigate the distance.

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Establish Family Habits of Reading God's Word
Kim Sullivan

Establish Family Habits of Reading God's Word

January 1, 2020 • Kim Sullivan

Are you wondering if you have time to create a habit of reading the Bible with your family? Consider all the benefits of reading God's word together.

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Parenting Lessons from Mr. Rogers
Kim Sullivan

Parenting Lessons from Mr. Rogers

December 25, 2019 • Kim Sullivan

Do you wish you could parent with the grace of Mr. Rogers? Consider some of the principles that Mr. Rogers used that guided his interactions with children.

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Serving in Ministry as a New Mom
Kim Sullivan

Serving in Ministry as a New Mom

November 20, 2019 • Kim Sullivan

Are you feeling like children are limiting your ability to do ministry? Recognize that parenting is a ministry calling that serves God and his church.

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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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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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