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Guilt-Based Parenting
Deb Koster

Guilt-Based Parenting

July 22, 2018 • Deb Koster

Are you parenting out of a sense of guilt? Recognize the hazards of parenting out of guilt and consider setting aside your guilt to parent constructively.

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Teaching Children Not to Hit
Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Teaching Children Not to Hit

April 8, 2018 • Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Do you struggle with how to teach your children not to hit? Recognize your God-given authority and guide your children to accept relationships as gifts.

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Your Kids and Your Complicated Family Tree
Chris Hunt

Your Kids and Your Complicated Family Tree

March 6, 2018 • Chris Hunt

Family trees can be complex. Help your kids navigate their family relationships by talking openly about the connections to create healthy relationships.

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Disciplining Your Child and Making a Difference
Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Disciplining Your Child and Making a Difference

May 11, 2017 • Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Are you feeling like your child's behavior is out of control? Learn how you can claim your role as parent and help your child to develop better behavior.

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Strengthening Stepfamily Relationships
Joy Bocanegra, MA, LCPC

Strengthening Stepfamily Relationships

August 11, 2016 • Joy Bocanegra, MA, LCPC

Is your blended family feeling disconnected? Discover how your family can bridge the divide and find ways to become a more cohesive stepfamily.

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Respect, Love, and Care: Even After Divorce
Greg Rodriguez, MA, LCPC

Respect, Love, and Care: Even After Divorce

August 4, 2016 • Gregory Rodriguez, MA, LCPC

Divorce stinks and it is never a good experience. How you respond in the aftermath of divorce plays a significant role in how divorce impacts your family.

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Child-Centered Life After Divorce: 7 Ways to Protect your Children
Melinda Hammond, PsyD, Clinical Psychologist

Child-Centered Life After Divorce: 7 Ways to Protect your Children

April 18, 2016 • Melinda Hammond, PsyD, Clinical Psychologist

Divorce can be difficult on the children that are involved. Consider this wisdom from scripture to promote peace and protect your children from injury.

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Cultivating Relationships with Stepchildren
Deb Koster

Cultivating Relationships with Stepchildren

February 25, 2016 • Deb Koster

Struggling to build relationships with stepchildren? Is blending a family harder than you planned? Find wisdom for building family relationships.

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Remarriage: How Can I Be Sure I Am Ready?
Deb Koster

Remarriage: How Can I Be Sure I Am Ready?

February 22, 2016 • Deb Koster

How can you be sure that you are ready for a new relationship? Consider this remarriage checklist for helping you determine if you are ready to move on.

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Parenting With the Grain
Dr. Robert Ritzema

Parenting With the Grain

July 9, 2015 • Dr. Robert Ritzema

Do you struggle with understanding your child? Find healthy advice on how you can become aware of your child's needs and your own desires for their life.

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Devotions

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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Christian Parenting at the Dinner Table
Rev. Steven Koster

Christian Parenting at the Dinner Table

February 11, 2014 • Rev. Steven Koster

Do you struggle finding time to sit together around the dinner table? Discover the blessings that come from time spent together as family with God's word.

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Making Time to Stay Connected
Deb Koster

Making Time to Stay Connected

October 18, 2013 • Deb Koster

Do you feel overwhelmed with life's challenges? Find some encouragement from scripture and discover how God sees you. God takes great delight in you!

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Tell of His Faithfulness
Deb Koster

Tell of His Faithfulness

September 8, 2013 • Deb Koster

We have seen God's faithfulness and our job is to tell that story to others. Tell your story of God's grace and celebrate the faithful deeds of our Lord!

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Jonah: Attitude Check
Deb Koster

Jonah: Attitude Check

December 18, 2012 • Deb Koster

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Parenting: Rising to the Challenge
Deb Koster

Parenting: Rising to the Challenge

December 6, 2012 • Deb Koster

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Don't Run: Honoring God in Conflict
Deb Koster

Don't Run: Honoring God in Conflict

May 18, 2011 • Deb Koster

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