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Parenting our Grieving Teens
Debi Mitchell, MS, LMFT

Parenting our Grieving Teens

August 26, 2020 • Debi Mitchell, MS, LMFT

Is your teen processing feelings of grief? Consider the role that you can play to help your teens process their feelings to navigate difficult season.

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Does My Child Need Counseling?
Melinda Hammond, PsyD

Does My Child Need Counseling?

August 23, 2020 • Melinda Hammond, PsyD

Are you concerned that your child may need counseling? Explore these five signs to see if your child might benefit from the help of a trained professional.

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Preparing Your Family To Return To School In A Covid World
Aneece Alicea,  MA, LMHC

Preparing Your Family To Return To School In A Covid World

August 5, 2020 • Aneece Alicea, MA, LMHC

Is there anxiety in your house over returning to school this Fall? Approach the decision thoughtfully to help your children adjust to this next semester.

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Help for Parents: Persevering Through Challenges
Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Help for Parents: Persevering Through Challenges

June 21, 2020 • Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Discouraged by the challenges that you face? Discover truths from scripture to encourage you through the struggles of parenting and help you persevere.

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Caring for Others Requires Caring for Ourselves
Kim Sullivan

Caring for Others Requires Caring for Ourselves

May 3, 2020 • Kim Sullivan

Are you feeling depleted in your relationships? Consider this wisdom from scripture to help you to care for yourself so you can be empowered in your life.

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Healing Binge Eating: A Journey Toward Wholeness
Jessica A. Parks, MSW, LCSW

Healing Binge Eating: A Journey Toward Wholeness

March 25, 2020 • Jessica A. Parks, MSW, LCSW

Has binge eating become out of control for someone you love? Identify the markers for the illness and discover healing and help for treating this illness.

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Helping Our Children Mature
Rev. Jason Ruis

Helping Our Children Mature

March 1, 2020 • Rev. Jason Ruis

Do you wonder if your children are going to mature? Listen well and get intentional about sharing your wisdom and leading your children to discipleship.

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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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Caring for the Emotional Struggles of Generation Z
Dr. Robert Ritzema

Caring for the Emotional Struggles of Generation Z

July 24, 2019 • Dr. Robert Ritzema

Each generation faces its own emotional challenges. Discover the emotional challenges faced by generation Z and consider how you can offer support.

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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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Choose Thankfulness
Rev. Deb Koster

Choose Thankfulness

June 11, 2014 • Rev. Deb Koster

Each day we choose to focus on our circumstances or on the God who has power over our circumstances. Discover wisdom from scripture to guide your thoughts.

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A Bad Attitude is the True Disability
Rev. Deb Koster

A Bad Attitude is the True Disability

February 17, 2014 • Rev. Deb Koster

Are you stuck in negative thinking? Consider this Biblical wisdom to transform your thinking and help you overcome the destructive power of negativity.

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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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