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Creating Respectful Children in a Disrespectful World
Kim Sullivan

Creating Respectful Children in a Disrespectful World

November 17, 2019 • Kim Sullivan

How will you guide your child to treat others with respect? Choose to model basic respect for all human beings as each of us is made by God in his image.

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Keeping Your Cool: Emotional Regulation For Parents
Aneece Alicea,  MA, LMHC

Keeping Your Cool: Emotional Regulation For Parents

October 23, 2019 • Aneece Alicea, MA, LMHC

Do you struggle with losing your temper with your children? Enlist the help of the Holy Spirit to regulate your emotions and help you parent with grace.

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Taking A Stand With Youth Sports
Rev. Jason Ruis

Taking A Stand With Youth Sports

September 18, 2019 • Rev. Jason Ruis

Will you choose worship or sports on Sunday morning? Thoughtfully choose a God-glorifying position when seeking to balance youth sports and church life.

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Creating Teenagers that You Actually Like
Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Creating Teenagers that You Actually Like

September 15, 2019 • Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Bad attitudes do not need to be a part of your teenager's life. Consider the valuable lessons to instill in your child for fostering grace into adulthood.

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Wisdom for Parenting Introverted and Extroverted Children
Katie DeYoung MA LCPC LMHC

Wisdom for Parenting Introverted and Extroverted Children

August 28, 2019 • Katie DeYoung MA LCPC LMHC

Struggling to understand your child's personality? Understanding introversion and extroversion can improve your parenting and allow your child to flourish.

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The Beginning of School: Make a Fresh Start
Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

The Beginning of School: Make a Fresh Start

August 21, 2019 • Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Are you dreading the start of the school year? Make the new school year a fresh start to reorder priorities and discover how God can make all things new.

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Learning to Love School
Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Learning to Love School

August 18, 2019 • Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Do your children dislike school? Consider these practical suggestions for helping them to find the delight in learning and growing as God's children.

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Not What We Dreamed
Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Not What We Dreamed

August 7, 2019 • Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Are you facing a scary moment of parenting? Lean into God's faithfulness through the challenges and trust God when things don't match what we dreamed.

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Helping Your Child Learn through Play
Jessica Parks, MSW, LCSW

Helping Your Child Learn through Play

July 31, 2019 • Jessica Parks, MSW, LCSW

Play is the means by which children explore their world and make sense of the events in their lives. Help your children do the important work of playing.

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Rules for Children Online
Rev. Deb Koster

Rules for Children Online

July 14, 2019 • Rev. Deb Koster

What rules do you use to help your children navigate their digital world? Choose to create guidelines that demonstrate Christian character on and offline.

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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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A Biblical Approach to Dealing with Selfishness
Rev. Deb Koster

A Biblical Approach to Dealing with Selfishness

April 20, 2015 • Rev. Deb Koster

Do you struggle with dealing with selfish behavior? Discover the example God gives us in the book of Jonah for dealing with selfish attitudes and behavior.

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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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Fret Not: Getting Rid of Worry
Rev. Deb Koster

Fret Not: Getting Rid of Worry

February 5, 2015 • Rev. Deb Koster

Are feeling overwhelmed by the worries of life? Consider this Biblical guidance for turning your fears into prayers so God can carry your burden for you.

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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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Jonah: Attitude Check
Rev. Deb Koster

Jonah: Attitude Check

December 18, 2012 • Rev. Deb Koster

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