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Embracing the Empty Nest
Kim Pronoitis, MA, LCPC

Embracing the Empty Nest

January 26, 2020 • Kim Pronoitis, MA, LCPC

Are you struggling with the idea of an empty nest? Consider the blessings that God has in store as children gain independence and transition out of the home.

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Loving Your Prodigal Child
Kim Sullivan

Loving Your Prodigal Child

January 19, 2020 • Kim Sullivan

Do you struggle with how to love a prodigal child? Follow God's example and learn to love your child well even when they are making poor choices.

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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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Parenting: Communicating with Children at a Distance
Rev. Deb Koster

Parenting: Communicating with Children at a Distance

August 26, 2018 • Rev. Deb Koster

Do you find it challenging to communicate with your college child away from home? Consider this wisdom for helping you to navigate conversations from afar.

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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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Adult Children Caring for Elderly Parents: Building Perspective
Dr. Robert Ritzema

Adult Children Caring for Elderly Parents: Building Perspective

March 12, 2018 • Dr. Robert Ritzema

Problems between an elderly adult needing care and an adult child trying to provide it often stems from an inability to understand the other's perspective.

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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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Finding your place as a parent of adult children
Kim Sullivan

Finding your place as a parent of adult children

August 28, 2017 • Kim Sullivan

Are you struggling with navigating the transition to parenting adult children? Explore some truths from scripture for making the transition smoother.

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Should I Provide Financial Help for an Adult Child?
Dr. Robert Ritzema

Should I Provide Financial Help for an Adult Child?

July 13, 2017 • Dr. Robert Ritzema

Wondering if you should financially help an adult child? Thoughtfully consider how to come alongside to encourage independence instead of hindering it.

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