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How to Help a Grieving Child
Mimi Larson

How to Help a Grieving Child

August 22, 2018 • Mimi Larson

Do you know a child who is grieving a loss? Lean into the relationship to help them to grieve the loss and find comfort for navigating the pain of life.

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Being Present with Our Kids
Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Being Present with Our Kids

July 25, 2018 • Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Do you worry about being able to provide your children what they need? Follow God's example of coming down to our level and dwelling with us to show love.

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Guilt-Based Parenting
Deb Koster

Guilt-Based Parenting

July 22, 2018 • Deb Koster

Are you parenting out of a sense of guilt? Recognize the hazards of parenting out of guilt and consider setting aside your guilt to parent constructively.

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Parenting the Stubborn Child
Leah Travis

Parenting the Stubborn Child

July 18, 2018 • Leah Travis

Are you struggling with a defiant child? Consider the example that God models for us in scripture for knowing where to put your energy, emphasis and focus.

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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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Life Lessons from My Child
Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Life Lessons from My Child

July 8, 2018 • Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Do you struggle with the never ending tasks of parenting? Hear how a feather on the floor provided perspective on the priorities of parenting.

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When Our Children Struggle
Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

When Our Children Struggle

June 27, 2018 • Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Do you struggle with how best to help your children? Discover the best way to come alongside and care for your children by blessing them with prayers.

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Summer Goals: Time to Focus
Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Summer Goals: Time to Focus

June 21, 2018 • Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

How could you use the unstructured days of summer to foster learning in your family? Explore ways that you can get intentional about growing spiritually.

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Cultivating Our Kids
Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Cultivating Our Kids

June 18, 2018 • Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Gardening and parenting share a lot in common. Looking at John 15 we can see how God the Father tends us like a gardener and models parenting for us.

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Praying With Your Children
Rev. Dr. Bret Lamsma

Praying With Your Children

June 14, 2018 • Rev. Dr. Bret Lamsma

Wondering how to use the wasted in-between moments in your day? Seize these opportunities to pray with your children to build faith and nurture community.

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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
Deb Koster

A Biblical Approach to Dealing with Selfishness

April 20, 2015 • 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
Deb Koster

Fret Not: Getting Rid of Worry

February 5, 2015 • 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
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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Jonah: Attitude Check
Deb Koster

Jonah: Attitude Check

December 18, 2012 • Deb Koster

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