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The Power of “I Forgive You”
Rev. Jason Ruis

The Power of “I Forgive You”

October 13, 2019 • Rev. Jason Ruis

How should you respond to an apology? Recognize the depth of sin and the power of forgiveness by choosing to respond with both truth and grace.

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Parenting Choices:  Punishment or Discipline?
Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Parenting Choices: Punishment or Discipline?

June 16, 2019 • Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

When your child misbehaves will choose to punish or discipline? Choose a grace-filled response that is focused on molding better behavior in the future.

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Teenagers and Attitude
Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Teenagers and Attitude

February 24, 2019 • Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Are you struggling with teenagers giving you attitude? Consider the calling of scripture to discipline and guide children into lives of discipleship.

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Establishing Justice at Home
Rev. Deb Koster

Establishing Justice at Home

January 23, 2019 • Rev. Deb Koster

Do you struggle with managing discipline and order in your family? Discover some ways that your family can follow God's heart for justice starting at home.

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Discipline vs. Punishment: Why One Is Better Than the Other
Rev. Deb Koster

Discipline vs. Punishment: Why One Is Better Than the Other

January 20, 2019 • Rev. Deb Koster

Are discipline and punishment the same? Recognize the differences between discipline and punishment and choose to follow the path of compassion and grace.

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To Yell or not to Yell
Rev. Deb Koster

To Yell or not to Yell

January 16, 2019 • Rev. Deb Koster

Is it okay to raise your voice with kids? Consider what the Bible teaches about communication and claim your authority to speak the truth in love.

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Should I Spank my Child?
Rev. Deb Koster

Should I Spank my Child?

January 13, 2019 • Rev. Deb Koster

When is spanking okay? Explore what the Bible has to say about discipline and discover the limitations of spanking as an effective form of discipline.

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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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Parenting the Stubborn Child
Leah Travis

Parenting the Stubborn Child

July 18, 2018 • Leah Travis

Are you struggling with a defiant child? Consider the example that God models for us in scripture for knowing where to put your energy, emphasis and focus.

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Speaking the Truth in Love
Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Speaking the Truth in Love

March 26, 2018 • Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

How do you respond to a disobedient child? Consider the wisdom of Zephaniah for speaking the truth in love to guide your children to experience God's love.

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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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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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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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A Bad Attitude is the True Disability
Rev. Deb Koster

A Bad Attitude is the True Disability

February 17, 2014 • Rev. Deb Koster

Are you stuck in negative thinking? Consider this Biblical wisdom to transform your thinking and help you overcome the destructive power of negativity.

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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
Rev. Deb Koster

Making Time to Stay Connected

October 18, 2013 • Rev. 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
Rev. Deb Koster

Tell of His Faithfulness

September 8, 2013 • Rev. 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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