Parenting

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Promises to My Child
Rev. Kelly Vander Woude

Promises to My Child

July 15, 2018 • Rev. Kelly Vander Woude

Preparing for parenting can be daunting. Here are the promises that we have made to our children that have proved to be faithful guides for parenting.

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Mom Wars
Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Mom Wars

May 10, 2018 • Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Are you tired of the competitive mom debates? Consider instead the posture of encouragement that God calls us to have as we relate to one another.

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More Than The Baby Blues: Navigating Postpartum Depression
Karen Krygsheld, MSW, LCSW

More Than The Baby Blues: Navigating Postpartum Depression

March 1, 2018 • Karen Krygsheld, MSW, LCSW

Do you know someone struggling with sadness after the birth of a baby? Learn about postpartum depression and resources to help them rediscover joy in life.

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Four Keys to Becoming a Better Parent
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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Postpartum Depression – 10 Ways Community Can Support New Moms
Melinda Hammond PsyD LCPC

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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Trusting God with Our Children
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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Grieving Unfulfilled Expectations for a Child
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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What I Wish I Knew as a New Parent
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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Help for Navigating the Baby Blues
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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 How NOT to Lead A Family - Lessons Learned From the Life of Lot
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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Devotions

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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Parenting: Rising to the Challenge
Deb Koster

Parenting: Rising to the Challenge

December 6, 2012 • Deb Koster

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Your Most Dangerous Weapon
Deb Koster

Your Most Dangerous Weapon

May 23, 2011 • Deb Koster

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Making the Most of Every Opportunity
Deb Koster

Making the Most of Every Opportunity

May 19, 2011 • Deb Koster

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Finding Rest
Deb Koster

Finding Rest

May 18, 2011 • Deb Koster

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