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Relinquishing Control
Dr. Robert Ritzema, PHD

Relinquishing Control of Adult Children

September 19, 2018 • Dr. Robert Ritzema, PHD

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, PHD

When an Adult Child is Mentally Ill : Dos and Don'ts of Responding

August 29, 2018 • Dr. Robert Ritzema, PHD

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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When an Adult Child is Mentally Ill: Handling Feelings
Dr. Robert Ritzema, PHD

When an Adult Child is Mentally Ill: Handling Feelings

August 26, 2018 • Dr. Robert Ritzema, PHD

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, PHD

Adult Children Caring for Elderly Parents: Building Perspective

March 12, 2018 • Dr. Robert Ritzema, PHD

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, PHD

Should I Provide Financial Help for an Adult Child?

July 13, 2017 • Dr. Robert Ritzema, PHD

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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Praying for Prodigal Children
Rev. Joel Vande Werken

Praying for Prodigal Children

March 2, 2017 • Rev. Joel Vande Werken

Do you know a child who has lost their way? Choose to be faithful in prayer for our wayward sons and daughters. Our loving God has not forgotten them.

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Help Your Children Gain Independence
Dr. Robert Ritzema, PHD

Help Your Children Gain Independence

January 26, 2017 • Dr. Robert Ritzema, PHD

Do you have adult children who struggle with independence? Consider the role that you play and learn to guide your adult children to be self-sufficient.

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The Best Present is Presence
Dr. Robert Ritzema, PHD

The Best Present is Presence

December 12, 2016 • Dr. Robert Ritzema, PHD

Are struggling with what to get your family for Christmas? Consider the value of giving your time and attention as something that is of greatest value.

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