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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
Deb Koster

Challenging the Myths of Talking to Your Kids About Sex

October 31, 2018 • 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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Coping With Your Child’s New Neurodevelopmental Disorder
Aneece Alicea, M.A., L.M.H.C.

Coping With Your Child’s New Neurodevelopmental Disorder

September 26, 2018 • Aneece Alicea

Are you struggling with your child's neurodevelopmental diagnosis? Discover wisdom for navigating these challenges and receiving your child as a gift.

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Relinquishing Control of Adult Children
Dr. Robert Ritzema

Relinquishing Control of Adult Children

September 19, 2018 • Dr. Robert Ritzema

Letting go of our adult children can be difficult. Learn how trusting God and praying a prayer of relinquishment can offer you freedom and peace.

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When an Adult Child is Mentally Ill : Dos and Don'ts of Responding
Dr. Robert Ritzema

When an Adult Child is Mentally Ill : Dos and Don'ts of Responding

August 29, 2018 • Dr. Robert Ritzema

Are you struggling with how to respond to an adult child diagnosed with a mental illness? Discover wisdom for how best to support and encourage them.

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When an Adult Child is Mentally Ill: Handling Feelings
Dr. Robert Ritzema

When an Adult Child is Mentally Ill: Handling Feelings

August 26, 2018 • Dr. Robert Ritzema

Mental illness in the family is challenging. Here are pointers for dealing with mental, emotional, or substance-use problems that occur within the family.

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How to Help a Grieving Child
Mimi Larson

How to Help a Grieving Child

August 22, 2018 • Mimi Larson

Do you know a child who is grieving a loss? Lean into the relationship to help them to grieve the loss and find comfort for navigating the pain of life.

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Parenting Teens for the Faint of Heart
Rev. Shannon Jammal-Hollemans

Parenting Teens for the Faint of Heart

July 29, 2018 • Rev. Shannon Jammal-Hollemans

Are you overwhelmed with the task of parenting teens? Discover wisdom from the Bible from a parent in the midst for navigating these challenging years.

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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
Deb Koster

Waiting on God: Cultivating the Fruit of Patience

May 11, 2015 • 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
Deb Koster

Putting Aside Idolatry

April 27, 2015 • 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
Deb Koster

A Biblical Approach to Dealing with Selfishness

April 20, 2015 • 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
Deb Koster

Fret Not: Getting Rid of Worry

February 5, 2015 • 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
Deb Koster

Choose Thankfulness

June 11, 2014 • 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
Deb Koster

Paul's Spiritual Guidance for Relationships

March 27, 2014 • 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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