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Allowing Our Kids to Fall
Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Allowing Our Kids to Fall

March 17, 2019 • Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Are you struggling with being protective of your children? Consider the blessings in letting your child fall and guiding them to discover their resilience.

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Teaching Compassion
Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Teaching Compassion

March 3, 2019 • Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

How should we teach our children to respond to people in need? Guide your children to see others as image bearers of God and choose to act with compassion.

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The Reality of Step-Families
Terry Top

The Reality of Step-Families

February 27, 2019 • Terry Top

Blended family life is more complicated than The Brady Bunch made it look. Blended families face unique challenges that require creative solutions.

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Praying For Our Children
Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Praying For Our Children

January 30, 2019 • Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Are you worrying about your children? Praying for them places your concerns into God's hands and trust in his faithfulness to love our children well.

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Discipline vs. Punishment: Why One Is Better Than the Other
Rev. Deb Koster

Discipline vs. Punishment: Why One Is Better Than the Other

January 20, 2019 • Rev. Deb Koster

Are discipline and punishment the same? Recognize the differences between discipline and punishment and choose to follow the path of compassion and grace.

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To Yell or not to Yell
Rev. Deb Koster

To Yell or not to Yell

January 16, 2019 • Rev. Deb Koster

Is it okay to raise your voice with kids? Consider what the Bible teaches about communication and claim your authority to speak the truth in love.

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Should I Spank my Child?
Rev. Deb Koster

Should I Spank my Child?

January 13, 2019 • Rev. Deb Koster

When is spanking okay? Explore what the Bible has to say about discipline and discover the limitations of spanking as an effective form of discipline.

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Spiritual Intimacy: Immanuel Today
Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Spiritual Intimacy: Immanuel Today

December 16, 2018 • Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Is the holiday rush distracting you from the gospel message? Consider the miracle of God's presence in us and discover the blessing of spiritual intimacy.

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Holiday Parties and Kids: Balancing Needs at Christmas Time
Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Holiday Parties and Kids: Balancing Needs at Christmas Time

December 12, 2018 • Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

The busyness of the holidays can be hard to manage with children. Make a plan for caring for their needs while preserving the true meaning of the holiday.

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Family Traditions: Christmas Trees and Emmanuel
Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Family Traditions: Christmas Trees and Emmanuel

December 9, 2018 • Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Do you wonder if holiday traditions are worth the hassle? Follow the example of our God who drew near to us and draw near to him and to one another.

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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?
Jason Ruis

Who Can Tame the Tongue?

June 1, 2015 • 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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