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Kim Sullivan

Four Keys to Becoming a Better Parent

September 11, 2017 • Kim Sullivan

Are trying to practice better parenting? Explore 1 Thessalonians to see the parenting plan that the Apostle Paul utilized in his nurturing of the church.

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Melinda Hammond, PsyD, Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Postpartum Depression – 10 Ways Community Can Support New Moms

June 26, 2017 • Melinda Hammond, PsyD, Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Do you know someone who struggles with postpartum depression? Consider these helpful ways that you can come alongside and help to bear their burden.

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Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Trusting God with Our Children

April 27, 2017 • Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Our circumstances can feel overwhelming, but God calls us to trust his plan and rest in his control. In prayer we find God faithful to carry our burdens.

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Dr. Robert Ritzema, PHD

Grieving Unfulfilled Expectations for a Child

July 25, 2016 • Dr. Robert Ritzema, PHD

Have your children failed to live up to expectations you have for them? The biblical story of David shows the benefit of grieving unfulfilled expectations.

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Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

What I Wish I Knew as a New Parent

March 31, 2016 • Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

Being a new parent is challenging. Consider this advice that seasoned parents had to offer to their rookie selves concerning how to be a good parent.

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By Allison Kaminski, MA, Therapist

Help for Navigating the Baby Blues

March 28, 2016 • By Allison Kaminski, MA, Therapist

Are you or someone you love feeling blue after the arrival of a new baby? Discover encouragement and support to manage the stress of life with a newborn.

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Kim Sullivan

How NOT to Lead A Family - Lessons Learned From the Life of Lot

March 14, 2016 • Kim Sullivan

Looking for a good example for how to lead your family? The Biblical lessons from the life of Lot will tell exactly what not to do as you lead your family!

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Kim Sullivan

8 Scripture Promises for Christian Parents

February 11, 2016 • Kim Sullivan

We have lots of fears as parents for the physical and spiritual safety of our children. Scripture offers promises to help us navigate our parenting fears.

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Kim Sullivan

Generational Living: Connecting with Peers

January 21, 2016 • Kim Sullivan

Friendships cultivated with peers bless us on our journey of faith. Discover how companionship can help lighten the load and encourage you on your journey.

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By Aneece Alicea, MA, LMHC, Licensed Mental Health Counselor

The Joy and Pain of Motherhood

December 7, 2015 • By Aneece Alicea, MA, LMHC, Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Are you feeling exhausted and overwhelmed as new parent? Discover wisdom in scripture to navigate the challenges to find the joy of life with a new baby.

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Devotions

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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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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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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Deb Koster

Parenting: Rising to the Challenge

December 6, 2012 • Deb Koster

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Deb Koster

Your Most Dangerous Weapon

May 23, 2011 • Deb Koster

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Deb Koster

Making the Most of Every Opportunity

May 19, 2011 • Deb Koster

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Deb Koster

Finding Rest

May 18, 2011 • Deb Koster

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